Northborough – Northborough will be holding its Annual Town Election Monday, May 11. There are no contested races this year. Jeff Amberson is running for re-election to the Board of Selectmen.
Amberson is a 31-year resident of Northborough. Employed at iRobot Corporation as a supply chain manager, he and his wife Joann, who works at Algonquin Regional High School, have raised three children all of whom attended Northborough schools. Amberson first became active in town through coaching various youth teams and volunteering as the first freshmen lacrosse coach at Algonquin. He is a past president of the Northborough Lions Club and past treasurer for the MetroWest chapter of Ducks Unlimited. His initial experience in town government was his appointment to the Conservation Commission, where he served six years, four as chair. During that time he helped write the town’s first Open Space Plan.
Elected to the Board of Selectman in 2000, he has held several leadership positions, including chairman and vice chair, and been liaison to most of the town’s boards, committees, and commissions.
“I’m proud of what’s been accomplished during my time on the BOS. Keeping a conservative approach regarding finances, while promoting responsible development has allowed us to improve our infrastructure while keeping Northborough affordable. We have renovated the town library, opened the new senior center, and worked continuously with the School Committee to keep our schools among the best in the state. Striving to balance progress with fiscal realities, we continuously seek to maintain affordability. According to a March 16, 2014 article in the Boston Globe, Northborough had the lowest overall tax increase for the last ten years among fifty-two area towns surveyed,” Amberson said.
“During this time of growth, we have also protected over 100 acres of open space in town and supported the creation of over 20 miles of walking trails, helping to preserve the rural character of Northborough. I’m proud to have received the ‘Distinguished Public Service Award’ from Sudbury Valley Trustees for “leadership in the conservation and preservation of open space in the town of Northborough.
“Going forward, there is no reason to believe that Northborough can’t continue to prosper without sacrificing the character and attributes we love. By working together, and being proactive, there is no reason our success won’t continue. I thank you for your continued support.”