Gordon to retire from Shrewsbury Planning Board


By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter

Shrewsbury Shrewsbury – Planning Board Chair Steven Boulay announced at the board’s Jan. 7 meeting that longtime member Melvin P. Gordon, was retiring from the board after 25 years of service. Gordon’s term is set to expire on June 30, 2021. As such, his retirement has created a vacancy that needs to be filled.

“Mel has been on the board, presiding over many of the changes that this community has experienced for nearly three decades,” Boulay commented. “I personally want to thank Mel for his extensive community service as well as his mentoring to me since I came on the board.”

“Mel’s input and perspective as well as his depth of knowledge for rules and regulations…will sorely be missed,” he continued.

Board vice chair, Stephan Rodolakis, added, “I just want to wish Mel well in his post retirement from the board. He was dedicated, fair and entertaining, I’m not sure in what order but certainly he will be missed…He’s a friend and he is always going to be a friend and I’m going to miss him as a board member.”

The Town Manager’s office issued a notice on Jan. 7 seeking a qualified individual to fill this vacancy.

Interested persons must be registered voters in Shrewsbury and must submit a letter of interest with qualifications by mail to Kevin J. Mizikar, Town Manager, 100 Maple Ave., Shrewsbury, Mass. 01545 or by email to [email protected] no later than 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19.


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