Share, email, print, bookmark SOURCE reports.

[broadstreet zone=”59983″]

FRAMINGHAM – City of Framingham Mayor has nominated Bill Blumsack for another 3-year term on the 7-member Framingham Veterans Council.

Blumsack, a Veteran, lives in District 4. If approved by the 11-member City Council, his term will be extended to June 30, 2025.

All the members of the Council are volunteers.

The Framingham Veterans Council:

  • Provides support to all Framingham Veterans and the Veterans Service Officer.
  • Serves as a liaison between Framingham veterans and the Mayor.
  • Promotes the recognition and observance of all patriotic holidays to include, but not limited to: Memorial and Veterans’ Day.
  • Fosters an understanding and appreciation within the City of the achievements, contributions, and sacrifices veterans have made to the community, state, and nation.

The current chair of the Council is Eric Finn, of District 5, whose term ends June 30, 2024.

[broadstreet zone=”59945″]

Other members includes:

Gerry Blanchette, District 4, term ends June 2023

Alan Beauchamp, District 6, term ends June 2023

Susan Bradeen, District 6, term ends June 30, 2022. She is the civilian member of the Council.

Richard Constant, District 1, term ends June 30, 2025

The Veterans Council has struggled with a quorum for several meetings. Four members minimum are needed to hold a meeting.

Beauchamp has not attended a meeting in years.

According to the minutes his last meeting was February of 2020.

[broadstreet zone=”59947″]

Leah Vincuilla moved out of Framingham to Marlborough, and resigned earlier this year.

Nick Paganella, District 4, had to resign when he was elected Cemetery Trustee in 2021, due to the Steiner rule, which prohibits elected officials from serving on boards, committees, & commissions.

The Veterans Council also has non voting members from Framingham State University and MassBay Community College.

Mayor Sisitsky earlier this year appointed Constant to the Council to help with the quorum issue, after Paganella was forced to resign.

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.