My favorite part of campaigning and being a Town Councilor is getting to talk to the wide variety of people that make Wakefield the special place it is. The pandemic has severely limited the opportunity for face-to-face exchanges, but I have continued to offer Community Office Hours in outside locations and via Zoom and Facebook Live. Every single time I hold office hours someone shows up, and I get to meet new people and hear different perspectives, which makes me a better Councilor. I do have one rule: Complaints are welcome but I will also ask that you share something positive about our town!
I am now pleased to introduce two new ways to connect.
Tuesday Talks with Julie
Please join me for one-on-one conversations to learn about my priorities and Town Council's activities. I have set various times aside each Tuesday for community office hours for people to meet me and share thoughts, ideas and frustrations. Advance registration required in order to get the Zoom and or call-in access.
Wakefield may be just under 8 square miles in size but we have over 520 roads spanning 110 miles. I have walked or run every street in Wakefield and seen how each neighborhood has its own unique charm. Join me at a specified meet-up location each week. We will spend a few minutes talking at the starting point and continue the conversation with those who want to walk and talk. This is a great chance to talk about infrastructure, open spaces, development, sidewalks, and any other topics of interest.
Please share with any ideas for where and when you would like to walk. All walks are weather permitting. Check here to see if a walk is cancelled due to weather.
Upcoming Walks with Julie
Where to next?
Saturday, April 10th, 2 pm, Salem Street.
Saturday, April 3rd, 10 am, Top of the Lake.
Friday, March 26th, 5 pm, Butler Ave townland
Saturday, March 20th, 9:30 am Farm Street Area
Friday, March 12th, 9:00 am Greenwood Neighborhood
If you can not make any of these preplanned events, please contact me to set up a time to talk. You can also follow or message me on social media.