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FRAMINGHAM – Mayor Charlie Sisitsky has appointed former Framingham School Committee member Patrick Dunne to the Framingham Council on Aging.

The City Council has 30 days to approve or reject the nomination.

If they take no action, Dunne will join the 11-member Framingham Council on Aging.

“Dunne has a long-standing history of being active in community service in Framingham. First active in the Juniper Hill and Walsh Middle School PTOs, Patrick served as President of the Town-wide PTO before being elected to the Framingham School Committee in 1990. As a member of the Framingham School Committee for 4 terms (1990-2002), Patrick oversaw the merger of Framingham North and Framingham South High Schools, addressed the building inequities at McCarthy and Wilson schools through renovation and new construction, and laid the groundwork for the FHS renovation,” wrote the Mayor

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“Patrick then served for 15 years as Town Meeting member from Precinct 9. He was given the Salute to Framingham Award in 2005,” wrote the Mayor in his nomination of Dunne, who lives in District 4.

“Patrick has served as Vice President of the Board of the Friends of the Callahan Senior Center since 2018; a volunteer position that provides support and resources to the Callahan Center,” added Mayor Sisitsky in his email to the City Council.

If approved his term would expire in June 2026.

The current Chair of the Council on Aging is Clyde Dottin, whose term ends June 30, 2023.

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The current Vice Chair is Audrey Hall, who was just re-appointed by the Mayor for a term to end in June 2025.

Other terms expiring on June 30, 2023 include Glenda Thomas, of District 1, and Brian Sullivan, in District 4.

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