|North Adams Democratic City Committee Elects Officers|
|09:25PM / Saturday, April 28, 2012|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The North Adams Democratic City Committee met Thursday, April 19, at Desperados Restaurant with approximately 35 attending.
The meeting was convened by state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi and election of officers was held.
Gregory Roach, chef and prepared food manager at Wild Oats Market, was elected chairman. In accepting, he emphasized the importance of the coming year for all Democrats, particularly with regard to the presidential election and a close race for the U.S. Senate between Elizabeth Warren and Republican incumbent Scott Brown.
He noted that while Warren has a sizeable local commitment of voters, the "get out the vote" for the commonwealth is important. He outlined several future commitments for the committee including community events.
Also elected was Stephanie Bosley, a graduate student of political science at the University of Massachusetts, as vice chairman and Joyce Wrend, former member of the City Council and the former chairman of the City Committee, as secretary; Joanne Derose, community and customer manager for Western Massachusetts for National Grid, will remain treasurer.
Several new members were welcomed and election of ward chairmen was held. Re-elected chairmen were Ward 1 Lisa Blackmer, Ward 2 Joanne Derose, Ward 3 Diane Parsons, Ward 4 Gregory Roach and Ward 5 Frances Buckley.
Anyone interested in becoming involved, particularly during the election process, should contact the ward chairmen or any member of the committee. More information is available on the Facebook page.
In other business, Judith Grinnell of the Hoosic River Revival Coalition gave a presentation followed by a question period.