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, www.electcoletteaufranc.com, for more details.
I respectfully ask for your vote on March 5.