Maryjane White running for re-election to Medway Select Board
Maryjane White is the current chairperson of the Medway Select Board and is running for re-election for one of the two seats available on the May 17 ballot.
“I am running for re-election so we can keep the town going in the same direction. There’s so much the board has been able to accomplish and so much more on the horizon including building a water treatment plant without a debt exclusion or Prop 2 ½. We should be very proud of that.”
White is a lifelong Medway resident who was first elected to the Select Board in 2013. She also served as Medway Town Clerk for 30 years before retiring in 2021.
“My position as Town Clerk was one I loved for many reasons but the greatest was that I was continually meeting new people and made many good friends along the way. The best part was I had the ability to help people which led me to be interested in running for the Select Board.”
White says that, in 2010, the town was recovering from “serious challenges and we had to go into deficit financing with the state which meant we collected taxes but were not able to spend them without state approval. That led to some very dark days for Medway.” It was then she decided to run for a seat at the table and, in 2013, she was elected to the board.
White says that, as a Selectperson for the last nine years, the board has accomplished a great deal including improved the town’s finance rating from “near bankruptcy to a Triple A rating which allows us to borrow with low interest rates and sets us apart as one of the communities in Massachusetts that are most financially sound,” recently updated the town’s Master Plan, received $500k tax relief from Exelon project, constructed $13 million DPS facility, implemented the Route 109 improvement project, remodeled Medway Middle School, achieved 100 percent affordable housing goal, acquired Medway Community Farm, renovated Choate and Oakland Parks, and hired Town Manager Michael Boynton.
“The committee I am most proud of serving on is the committee that brought our Town Manager, Michael Boynton, to Medway. Michael has the best interest of our town at heart. We as a [Select] board have accomplished many great things working with Michael and town staff.”
Over the years, White has served on many committees in town including the committee that started the Medway Christmas Parade in 1993. “At the time, Medway was void of any holiday celebrations. Over the years, the parade has gotten bigger and better, and we have added many more celebrations.”
White says Medway continues to be headed for great things and she wants to continue to be part of it.
“I am extremely proud of the Town of Medway and its residents. In short, I love our town. We have many volunteers who step forward and serve and that is what makes our town such a wonderful place to live, work, and visit. I am thankful the voters of Medway have allowed me to serve these past nine years, and I hope you will allow me to continue to listen to your concerns and be your voice on the Select Board.”
For more information about Maryjane White and her candidacy, visit her Facebook page “Maryjane White for Medway Select Board” or contact her at 774-291-6750.
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