Advisory Committee

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The Master Plan Advisory Committee is comprised of a broad cross-section of municipal leaders, representatives, and volunteers; business leaders; and members of the community at-large. This group, acting as a whole and as part of topical sub-groups, will leverage their community pride, technical skills, and personal passions to provide input and guidance on the Master Plan process.

A Quote from the Advisory Committee Chairman, Lester Hensley:

"By imagining the vitality, sustainability, health, prosperity, and inclusiveness of the community 20 years from now, we prepare a roadmap for the future. A clear vision results in long-term policy decisions that reflect our shared values. This Master Planning process is open to every Westborough resident. The more voices heard the better. We welcome and encourage the participation of all at whatever level they can engage.”


Advisory Committee Members (Listed by Sub-Committee):

Land Use

  • Fred Lonardo, Building Commissioner
  • Jim Ball, Planning Board
  • Justin Lundberg, Zoning Board of Appeals

Housing

  • Cara Presley, Youth and Family Services
  • John Gelcich, Open Space Committee
  • Kathie Denis, Housing Partnership Committee
  • Hazel Nourse - Advisory Committee Vice-Chairperson, Planning Board and Historical Commission

Natural, Cultural, and Historic Resources

  • Jennifer B. Doherty, Historical Commission
  • Leigh Emery, Board of Selectman
  • Gary Kessler, Conservation Commission

Economic Development

  • Lester Hensley - Advisory Committee Chairperson, Citizen
  • Kristi Williams, Town Manager
  • Amber Bock, Superintendent of Schools
  • Lakshmanan Vanchinathan, Resident

Open Space and Recreation

  • Jennifer Kirkland, Recreation Director
  • Mark Silverberg, Planning Board
  • Joshua Lee Smith, Economic Development Committee

Public Facilities and Services

  • Lisa Allain, Town Engineer
  • Maureen Amyot, Library Director
  • Patrick Purcell, Fire Chief

Transportation

  • Tim Paris, Planning Board
  • John Ziemba, Citizen
  • Jeff Lourie, Chief of Police
  • Don Burn, Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee
  • Chris Payant, Department of Public Works Director
  • Viggy Vanchinathan, Student at Westborough High School

Sustainability and Climate Change

  • Jim Robbins, Town Planner
  • Peter Dunbeck, Sustainable Westborough
  • Bill Spencer, Planning Board

Public Health

  • Kathy Metzger, Senior Center
  • Steve Baccari, Director of Public Health
  • Jody Hensley, Advisory Finance Committee


Sub-Committee Toolbox:


Meeting Recordings:


The Master Plan Advisory Committee is comprised of a broad cross-section of municipal leaders, representatives, and volunteers; business leaders; and members of the community at-large. This group, acting as a whole and as part of topical sub-groups, will leverage their community pride, technical skills, and personal passions to provide input and guidance on the Master Plan process.

A Quote from the Advisory Committee Chairman, Lester Hensley:

"By imagining the vitality, sustainability, health, prosperity, and inclusiveness of the community 20 years from now, we prepare a roadmap for the future. A clear vision results in long-term policy decisions that reflect our shared values. This Master Planning process is open to every Westborough resident. The more voices heard the better. We welcome and encourage the participation of all at whatever level they can engage.”


Advisory Committee Members (Listed by Sub-Committee):

Land Use

  • Fred Lonardo, Building Commissioner
  • Jim Ball, Planning Board
  • Justin Lundberg, Zoning Board of Appeals

Housing

  • Cara Presley, Youth and Family Services
  • John Gelcich, Open Space Committee
  • Kathie Denis, Housing Partnership Committee
  • Hazel Nourse - Advisory Committee Vice-Chairperson, Planning Board and Historical Commission

Natural, Cultural, and Historic Resources

  • Jennifer B. Doherty, Historical Commission
  • Leigh Emery, Board of Selectman
  • Gary Kessler, Conservation Commission

Economic Development

  • Lester Hensley - Advisory Committee Chairperson, Citizen
  • Kristi Williams, Town Manager
  • Amber Bock, Superintendent of Schools
  • Lakshmanan Vanchinathan, Resident

Open Space and Recreation

  • Jennifer Kirkland, Recreation Director
  • Mark Silverberg, Planning Board
  • Joshua Lee Smith, Economic Development Committee

Public Facilities and Services

  • Lisa Allain, Town Engineer
  • Maureen Amyot, Library Director
  • Patrick Purcell, Fire Chief

Transportation

  • Tim Paris, Planning Board
  • John Ziemba, Citizen
  • Jeff Lourie, Chief of Police
  • Don Burn, Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee
  • Chris Payant, Department of Public Works Director
  • Viggy Vanchinathan, Student at Westborough High School

Sustainability and Climate Change

  • Jim Robbins, Town Planner
  • Peter Dunbeck, Sustainable Westborough
  • Bill Spencer, Planning Board

Public Health

  • Kathy Metzger, Senior Center
  • Steve Baccari, Director of Public Health
  • Jody Hensley, Advisory Finance Committee


Sub-Committee Toolbox:


Meeting Recordings:


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