CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCEMENT: Hingham selectman Mary Power to run for reelection
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at 3:24 PM
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Mary Power, Chair of the Hingham Board of Selectmen, announces that she will run for reelection in the April 2018 Town election.
“Serving as a member of your Board of Selectmen has been a great honor. Over the past three years, I have been guided by the principles of respectful leadership, responsible stewardship, and upholding Hingham’s tradition of civil discourse.
“I’m proud of our accomplishments. We’ve maintained our Aaa bond rating, and have delivered balanced budgets. With the issuance of a building permit for Broadstone Bare Cove, we will have achieved our 40B affordable housing minimum requirement until 2030, giving us greater control as we continue to grow our affordable housing inventory. We initiated an accelerated road-building plan and preserved over 50 acres of open space in Glad Tidings Plain.
“Looking ahead, we have several large capital projects on the horizon, and must determine how to prioritize and pay for them without overburdening our citizens. We need to pursue economic development opportunities in order to keep residential tax rates low, while preserving Hingham’s character and our quality of life. We must manage leadership transitions with the retirements of the Fire Chief and Town Administrator.
“During my tenure, I’ve demonstrated a strong work ethic, an independent mind-set, the ability to make difficult decisions, and a commitment to our Town Meeting form of government. I’ve been accessible and responsive to citizens, and have represented Hingham well, both within and outside the community.”
Prior to serving on the Board of Selectmen, Ms. Power was a member of the Hingham Advisory Committee, where she was elected by her peers to the positions of Chair, Vice, Chair, and Secretary. She served on Friends of Hingham Public Schools, the Zoning Permit Study Committee, and the Bare Cove Park Committee.
In addition to her public service, Ms. Power is a member of the Hingham Music Parents Association, the League of Women Voters, and the Hingham Historical Society. Her past volunteer and community service includes the Hingham Food Pantry, various PTO Committees, the Hingham Women’s Club, Cub Scout Pack 4, and Boy Scout Troop 1.
Ms. Power is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Manhattan College and received an MBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. She worked for two Fortune 50 companies in both financial and human resources roles. For over twenty years, she has worked as an Organization Development specialist, helping companies develop and implement their business and people strategies.
Ms. Power and her husband Dan are the parents of two children who attend Hingham High School.
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Power, Mary [MC????]
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I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Mary.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
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