As a proud member of our community and a firm believer in the value of public service, I am honored to submit my candidacy for the Board of Selectmen. My wife, Leah, and I have become involved throughout Wayland and have learned firsthand about the extraordinary people that define our town. If given the opportunity to serve, I relish the chance to bring my experience and commitment to further our town’s exceptional reputation by ensuring our services and our sense of community remain strong.
I will bring to the Board a career of dedicated service at all levels of government. For 20 years, I have served at the federal, state, and local levels, currently as legal counsel at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety under Governors Baker and Patrick. I also served as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice, and the Boston Police Department, as well as an Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County. In town, I have volunteered on the Economic Development Committee, and have been an active member of the Wayland Children’s and Parents’ Association, and the Wayland Dads’ Group. I want to put my experience as an advocate, community builder, and problem solver to work for Wayland.
With its storied history, beautiful natural surroundings, high caliber schools, and most importantly, its committed and gracious residents, Leah and I couldn’t imagine raising our two young daughters in a more ideal community. I am a product of small town public schools and small town sensibilities, and am proud to offer my daughters the same opportunities I had, and to have them grow up in a town that shares my values.
If entrusted to serve, I will help support the services we count on by, among other things, being a responsible fiscal steward and being accessible to all of you to help navigate our town government as we work together to resolve various issues. I’m also committed to building our sense of community by working with fellow residents to realize the potential of our town center so it may serve as a convening space for all.
I hope to earn your support on March 28th and look forward to connecting with you in the weeks and months ahead. Please reach out to me via my website – douglevineforwayland.com – to share your thoughts and ideas for moving Wayland forward.
Gray Birch Lane