New Conservation Commissioner appointed

Last week, the Board of Selectmen appointed Michele Simineaux to the Conservation Commission.

Simineaux was one of two applicants that the BOS interviewed for the spot opened up an early resignation. She was the candidate recommended by the Conservation Commission.

Before relocating to town last August, Simineaux served as a Conservation Commissioner for Town of Norwood.  Her background included several other relevant positions.

In her application, Simineaux  wrote:

I have, quite literally, been on all “sides of the table”. . .
The experiences have given me a thorough working knowledge of the extensive and important responsibilities of the volunteer Conservation Commission and have also created empathy for the challenges and expectations of the applicants.

The Conservation Commission believed her experience as a commissioner would be helpful. They also hope that her “work as a Professional Wetlands Scientist” will allow them to:

reduce their reliance on the use of outside environmental consultants for some project reviews.

Simineaux’s term will run through June 30, 2015.

Selectmen told candidate Benjamin Smith that they were also impressed with his background. They hoped that he would continue to seek to serve the town and pointed out that board positions usually open up in June.

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