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Advisory Committee
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Chair
Address:
525 Washington Street
Town Hall
Wellesley, MA 02482
Email
advisorycommittee@wellesleyma.gov
 
Term Ends 2014
Term Ends 2015
Term Ends 2016
Robert Capozzi
Thomas Engels, Vice-Chair
Mary Crown
Becky Epstein
John Hussey
Thomas Frisardi
Marjorie Freiman, Chair
Lucy Kapples, Secretary
John Hartnett
Ann Marie Gross
Andy Patten, Vice-Chair
Mason Smith
Deb Robi
Ann Rappaport
Scott Tarbox
Mission Statement

        The Advisory Committee consists of fifteen residents, appointed by the Moderator.  The term of appointment is three years, and roughly one-third of the membership turns over each year.  Membership on the committee reflects a cross section of the Town’s residents.  

The Advisory Committee has broad review powers and reporting requirements, which are set out in Article 11 of the Town Bylaws.  The Committee functions as the finance committee for the Town, reviewing all requests for annual operating and capital appropriations.  It makes recommendations to Town Meeting on all Warrant Articles presented to Town Meeting.  These recommendations and background information on each Warrant Article are contained in the Advisory Committees's Report to Town Meeting,  a copy of which is mailed to each Town Meeting Member.  Additionally, a letter with an overview of the budget and other significant matters coming before Town Meeting is mailed to each household.  

        The committee meets each Wednesday night from early September through the start of Town Meeting.  In addition, Advisory members closely follow the proceedings of other Town Boards, necessitating attendance by each member of Advisory at approximately two other meetings each month.  

Article 11 of the Town Bylaw governs the structure and activities of the Advisory Committee.



Wellesley Town Hall  525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482
Phone: (781) 431-1019
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