FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11/16/23
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Susan Scully Petroni
City of Framingham Public Information Officer
Framingham Mayor Signs Executive Order to Create Community Center Advisory Committee
FRAMINGHAM – City of Framingham Mayor Charlie Sisitsky signed an executive order yesterday, November 15, to create a Mayoral Framingham Community Center Advisory Committee. This was the fourth executive order the Mayor has signed in 2023.
In September, the City of Framingham used federal ARPA funds to purchase the former Marian High School property and its contents for $3.35 million from Invictus Forever Inc.
The former high school has a 750-seat theatre, a gymnasium, cafeteria, and multiple meeting spaces.
The City of Framingham is looking at the possibility of constructing a pool on the property, as well as re-developing the property for theatre, art, sports, and other intergenerational activities.
The executive order creates a 25-member Advisory Committee that will review options and other details about the future city-wide community center. The advisory committee will report to the Mayor, who will provide goals and assignments to the Committee.
There are some specific seats on the Advisory Committee and some seats open to all residents.
Membership on the Advisory Committee, all to be appointed by the Mayor, include:
- City of Framingham Chief Operating Officer
- City of Framingham Director of Facilities
- City of Framingham Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer
- Chair of the Framingham City Council or his designee
- Member of the Framingham School Committee
- Member of the Library Trustees
- Chair of the Framingham Disability Commission or her designee
- Member of the Framingham Youth Council
- Member of the Parks & Recreation Commission
- Framingham High Athletic Director
- Hoops & Homework Director
- Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest Director
- Representative of the Police Athletic League
- Representative from a theatre organization
- Representative from an arts organization
- Representative from a youth sports organization
- Representative of a non-profit organization based in Framingham
- An athletic coach from a high school in Framingham
- 1 athlete from a high school in Framingham
- 1 individual age 65 or older to represent the senior community
- 5 residents of the City of Framingham
The City of Framingham is now accepting applications for the Community Center Advisory Committee.
To apply, click here.
Please note in your application is you want to be considered for a specific seat.
The deadline to apply is Wednesday, December 20. 2023.
The executive order allows the Mayor to name the chair and the vice chair of the Advisory Committee.