Please vote for Matt Borrelli for selectman on April 10. I feel strongly that Needham will be best served by having a team of selectmen that are representative of the entire town. I appreciate the hard work and dedication of every person who serves on a volunteer board or committee. However, electing Matt Borrelli will give us a board that has an appropriate balance of experience and will provide an optimal team to help lead us in this challenging environment.
I am a former Finance Committee member and currently serve on the Council on Aging and as a Town Meeting member in Precinct C. I have direct knowledge of the time, effort and energy required to serve on the Finance Committee, and Matt Borrelli has the skills and experience necessary to work for us as a selectman. I have been proud of the work accomplished by the Finance Committee since my departure, and even more impressed with Matt’s leadership as chairman of the committee.
The Finance Committee plays one of the most important roles in town government, with each member reviewing submitted budget requests and warrant articles. The Finance Committee creates the final budget voted on at Town Meeting and therefore has an incredible responsibility to the town. The countless hours spent on town issues, and the weekly interactions with town staff, provide the invaluable experience and knowledge necessary to be a selectman. Matt’s experience, background and record will make him a great addition to the board.