Election Letter: Candidate Will Bring Fresh Perspective

This letter was submitted by a Needham resident.


I am writing in support of Matt Borrelli for selectman to fill the seat left vacant by Jim Healy. I have worked with Matt on the Finance Committee over the last three years and believe he has demonstrated that he is very willing to invest his personal time and energy in support of our many town activities. Matt is very committed to the town in which he grew up and now is raising his family.  Through our work together on the Finance Committee I have seen Matt put in endless hours to help the committee make informed decisions on financial matters; go to additional meetings and do the research reviewing all the relevant data. This was often in addition to his commitment to the Senior Center Exploratory Committee, the Council of Economic Advisors and his other volunteer activities.

In his role on the Finance Committee, both this year as chairman and last year as vice chairman, he has also been very involved in the school budget development as one of the Finance Committee liaisons to the schools.  In his work on the Finance Committee, Matt has demonstrated an understanding of the issues facing the Town as a whole, including the needs of our schools, other Town services and departments, our seniors and the economic planning for growth in our commercial tax base.

I think it is important for our selectmen to understand the fiscal and economic constraints that the town of Needham faces in order to set the future direction of the town. I believe Matt will bring a new and fresh perspective to the oversight of the town and will do so in a very informed and balanced way.

Lisa Zappala
Charles River Street
Town Meeting Member, Precinct C
Finance Committee Member, Former Chair


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