Colette Aufranc


Select Board

Results Through Leadership

Running for Re-Election on March 5th

Support Colette's Re-election Campaign!

Over the past three and a half years on the Select Board, I’ve been honored to work on behalf of Wellesley residents.

Here are some actual results I’ve achieved:


  • Strengthened the Town’s financial strategy: I’ve worked closely with senior town staff to review and update Wellesley’s guiding financial policies to reflect what we learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to prepare us for the future.

  • Built ridership on the new Catch Connect: Working with our Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA), I helped build monthly ridership in excess of 4,200 rides on the Catch Connect - an entirely new transit option in Wellesley. This brought door-to-door public transportation to hundreds of residents and businesses.

  • Improved transportation options: As Wellesley’s representative on major state and regional transportation advisory boards and committees, I’ve worked tirelessly to advance our transportation goals, improve ADA access at our train stations and increase bike/pedestrian infrastructure. I also co-led the development of the Town’s 2022 Sustainable Mobility Plan to reduce traffic and pollution. 

  • Secured grant funding: I played a key role in securing over $1.5 million in earmarks and grant funding associated with the Town’s transportation and mobility goals. 

For my next term, my top goals are:

  • To build and retain our excellent staff, filling key leadership roles and supporting the work of the Town’s Human Resources Department to review the job compensation and classification system. 

  • To partner with the incoming Finance Director to continue critical financial planning and policy updates as the only accountant serving on the Select Board,

  • To implement the Select Board's plan for the creation of a Transportation and Mobility Manager position, focused on transportation and traffic. This would help institutionalize the work I have done in these areas and increase the potential for more grant funding.

I have many more ideas about Wellesley’s future – please go to my website,, for more details.

I respectfully ask for your vote on March 5.


Colette Aufranc

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Campaign Team

Stacy Braatz - Chair

Eunice Groark

Todd Himstead - Treasurer

Laura Brown MacKinnon


Katherine L. Babson, Jr*

Mary Bowers

Diane Campbell

Julia de Peyster

Kathy Egan

Ben Elwy

Mike & Nicole Ferrante

Kelly Friendly

Ellen Gibbs*

Trish Glass

Katie Griffith

Judson Jaffe

Pam Kubbins

Liz Larsen

Suzy Littlefield

Matthew McKay

Christine Mizzi

Jack Morgan*

Tim & Patty Morgan

Dave Murphy

Niki Brinkman Ofenloch

Pam Posey

Byron Pavano

Ilissa Povich

Quentin & Delissa Prideaux

Brook & Marissa Rosenbaum

Barbara Searle*

Kayla Sheets

Doug Smith

Mason Smith

Phyllis Theermann

Terri Tsagaris*

Michael Tobin

Yolanda & Bobby Tong

Maura & Ted Wayman

Kathleen Woodward

*Former Select Board Member

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