Senate President Invites Framingham Mayor To State House Thursday To Meet With Members of Governor’s Cabinet

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FRAMINGHAM – On Thursday, City of Framingham Mayor Charlie Sisitsky will spend the day at the State House as the guest of Senate President Karen Spilka.

“The Senate President has arranged for the new Mayor to meet with her and several of the Secretaries in the Governor’s cabinet,” said the Mayor’s Chief of Staff Susan Nicholl.

Nicholl is a former aide to the Senate President.

“The Mayor is extremely grateful for this opportunity,” said Nicholl.

Throughout the day on February 3, Mayor Sisitsky will meet with more than a half dozen of the Commonwealth’s Secretaries in the Senate President’s chambers.

The Mayor will have a “direct line to each secretary, which is invaluable,” said Nicholl.

“Charlie will be able to listen to how these departments can help the City of Framingham and the Mayor will have a rare & valuable opportunity to hear how the state can support & help Framingham.”

Mayor Sisitsky just completed his first month of his 4-year term.

He gave a State of the City address on January 31.

Hosted by Senate President Spilka, a Democrat from Ashland who represents Framingham, Mayor Sisitsky has 8 individual meetings with members of Governor Charlie Baker’s Cabinet on Thursday including the secretaries of education, housing & economic development, health & human services, labor & workforce development.

Mayor Sisitsky told the Framingham City Council Tuesday night he plans to meet with the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection as well on Thursday at the Senate President’s office.

On that agenda is a discussion on the clean-up of General Chemical, clean-up of Mary Dennison Park, and other environmental justice issues in the South Framingham.

Late in 2021, Senate President Spilka secured $12 million to finish the clean up at the former general Chemical site in South Framingham located adjacent to Harmony Grove Elementary School.

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