I am honored to serve as your first Mayor in our new city of Framingham and to set the vision for our residents, businesses, and dedicated municipal leaders and employees. Framingham is a wonderful community that I have called home for the past 32 years. As your Mayor, I will set the bar high and lead by example. The cornerstone of our city will be transparent government that inspires community involvement.
As I traveled around Framingham during the campaign, I engaged with our diverse residents at community events, in coffee shops, on their doors, and in their living rooms—I heard your aspirations for our community. We want a smooth transition to our new form of government. We want excellent schools for all our children. We want smart economic development that will transform our downtown and underutilized properties. We want to preserve our open spaces and protect our environment. We want to continue investing in our people so kids who grow up here can afford to work, live, and eventually retire here in Framingham.
Charting the course for Framingham while building upon its strengths is an exciting endeavor. I want us to be fiscally smart and forward-thinking so that generations can continue to thrive in Framingham. I am confident and inspired to lead this great community into the next decade and beyond!