Editorial: Supporting Ken Weismantel and Gary Trendel for Planning Board

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Please join with me in voting for Ken Weismantel and Gary Trendel for the two 5-year seats on the Planning Board. Ken and Gary have complementary skills and perspectives that will serve our community well in the years ahead.

Ken has lived in town for over 30 years and has served with distinction on many boards and committees, including the past 10 years on the Planning Board. He has a wealth of knowledge of the town’s land use bylaws and understands what it takes to get things done in town. His institutional knowledge on a board with a light bench due to considerable turnover in recent years will provide stability and continuity.

Gary has lived in town for 10 years, has three young children in the Hopkinton public schools, and is committed to the town for the long term. Gary has the education (an engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon and an MBA from Duke) and leadership qualities that can benefit Hopkinton for many years to come. He is personable, articulate, and passionate about preserving the character of our community in all its dimensions.

Gary Trendel represents the future of Hopkinton; Ken Weismantel will provide a bridge to that future. I respectfully ask that you vote for both Gary and Ken for Planning Board in the town election on May 15th.

Phil Totino
17 Whalen Road