Candidates for Recreation Commissioner  2018

Recreation Commissioner- The Wellesley Recreation Commission consists of 5 elected members, who meet regularly to review policy, programs, procedures and the fee structure. The Commission welcomes community input. Their mission statement is: To provide recreational and educational opportunities to enhance the quality of life for all Wellesley residents in the most cost effective manner. “Something for Everyone.”
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1. What is your track record on environmental sustainability, including any related interests, experience, or initiatives?

[Paul  Cramer] – I served for six years on the Natural Resources Commission, where I start to protect open space and balance the needs of athletics with more passive recreation. I helped move some land into conservation easements and helped with the Fuller Brook Path restoration project.
 
[Laurance Stuntz] – no response
[Mark Wolfson] – no response

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2. What are your thoughts on sustainability as a consideration and an opportunity for the Board of Recreation?

[Paul  Cramer] – I think sustainability should be part of any project, whether recreation or otherwise. We should all be stewards of our natural resources for the next generations

[Laurance Stuntz] – no response
[Mark Wolfson] – no response

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3. How would sustainability factor in to your own decision-making regarding the development of  recreational facilities and programs?

[Paul  Cramer]- Each project should be evaluated to minimize its impact on our natural environments. I’ve always believed that the proper priority of the three elements is “reduce” = use less,   “Reuse” = use the resource multiple times, and only then, “recycle”. I would seek to minimize consumption in any of our projects.

[Laurance Stuntz] – no response
[Mark Wolfson] – no response