Retiring Southborough Conservation agent honored at state level

Southborough’s Conservation Agent is retiring this month. Apparently, her work on conservation has extended beyond her role in our Town’s Government. So, it’s not just Southborough that will be missing her contributions when she relocates to the Big Apple.

The Commonwealth and The Town of Ashland named this past Saturday, Beth Rosenblum Day in her honor.

The Metrowest Daily News Reported:

The town and the state each awarded longtime town volunteer Beth Rosenblum a proclamation Wednesday night.

The state proclamation, from Rep. Jack Lewis, commended Rosenblum for her 20 years of service on various town committees, while the town’s version made [June 13, 2018] “Beth Rosenblum Day.”

“I am humbled and honored,” Rosenblum said. “I’m almost speechless, but not quite.”

Rosenblum will leave Ashland for New York City for family reasons, she said.

She said she was proud of the accomplishments completed while she volunteered, from buying and protecting land, to the adoption of the Community Preservation Act, to developing a community garden.

“It’s going to be so hard to leave these committees that I love and have become so ingrained with,” Rosenblum said. “Hopefully you’ll continue the good fight.”

After the proclamations were read during Wednesday night’s selectmen meeting, selectmen and the town manager hugged Rosenblum. The entire room, many of whom had served on committees with Rosenblum, gathered for photos. (read more)

At the most recent Southborough Board of Selectmen meeting, Chair Lisa Braccio noted Rosenblum’s retirement. 

On behalf of the board and town, Braccio extended “our heartfelt gratitude. . . for all of her hard work and dedication”.

Rosenblum has served our Town for over 13 years in her role. Congratulations on a well earned retirement!

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