Phyllis Theermann

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One of the ways you can make a huge impact in our community is by running for a seat on an elected town board or in Town Meeting. Town elections will be held on March 7, 2017; all you have to do is gather some signatures to have your name appear on the ballot. Nomination forms for signatures are available at the Town Clerk’s office at Town Hall.

The Wellesley League of Women Voters is having a meeting on “How to Run for Town Office,” Wednesday, January 11, at 7 pm (location to be determined – check http://www.lwvwellesley.org).

There are 10 elected town boards and two elected offices in Wellesley:
Board of Assessors
Board of Health
Board of Public Works
Board of Selectmen
Housing Authority
Library Trustees
Moderator
Natural Resources Commission
Planning Board
Recreation Commission
School Committee
Town Clerk

If you are interested in running, nomination forms are available on December 8th and due on January 18. You will need 50 signatures of Wellesley residents.

Running for Town Meeting is another option. One-third of the 240 Town Meeting Members are elected each year – 10 from each of the 8 precincts. Nomination forms are available on December 8th and due on February 1st. You will need 10 signatures from the residents in your precinct. Annual Town Meeting is held in the spring and decides some of the most important issues in the town, including amendments to town bylaws and appropriations to town departments.

Make your voice heard in Wellesley town government!