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Meet Lise

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A Note from Lise

It's official — I'm on the ballot and we're launching my campaign for re-election to the Wellesley Select Board! The Town Election is on Tuesday, March 1!


It's been an honor to serve the town as a Select Board member. During these past three years, the Board has faced unprecedented challenges resulting from the pandemic, while also keeping Wellesley vibrant by maintaining the Town’s essential services and financial stability. I’ve been very inspired to see firsthand the dedication, creativity, and resilience of the women and men who work for our town government, the business owners, and the leaders of organizations throughout our community. 


In March 2021, the Board elected me as Vice Chair, and I also serve as a member of the Housing Task Force, liaison to the Wellesley Housing Development Corporation, Select Board representative on the Climate Action Committee, and liaison to World of Wellesley.


In my first campaign, I committed to work to make Wellesley more inclusive, livable, and sustainable. With your support, I followed through, leading progress on these important priorities by

  • Proposing the Resolution to Address the Impact of Climate Change passed by Wellesley Town Meeting

  • Initiating and now serving on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force

  • Introducing and now serving on the Wellesley Freedom Team to address incidents of racism and bias

  • Launching and now coordinating the Wellesley Civil Discourse Initiative to build understanding and connection in our community.

Going forward, I know we can build on our successes and meet the coming challenges together. Join me as we take our work to the next level: 

  • Increasing attainable housing options and invigorating our business districts

  • Building civil dialogue in our community

  • Achieving our goals for equity and sustainability. 


Our campaign team needs your help to spread the word, and I ask for your vote on March 1!


With gratitude,


Proven Leadership

Select Board

Wellesley Natural
Resources Commission


Lise has served on the Wellesley Select Board since her election in 2019. In March 2021, she was elected as Select Board Vice Chair. Lise represents the Select Board as a voting member of the Climate Action Committee and worked on the Town's Climate Action Plan which will be released in February 2022. She serves on the Town's Housing Task Force and is liaison to the Wellesley Housing Development Corporation. She initiated and now serves on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force. Lise also initiated the Wellesley Freedom Team which is aimed at addressing incidents of racism and bias.

Lise was elected to the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission in 2014. She soon became a leader in the 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Working Group with the Town Sustainable Energy Committee and the Department of Public Works. She went on to lead the successful effort to pass a bylaw at Town Meeting restricting single-use plastic check out bags. She also led the NRC's efforts to address gas leaks. Since 2018, she has been co-coordinating a regional gas leaks initiative with the Metropolitan Area Planning CouncilHEETMothers Out Front, and 21 cities and towns.

Lise was on the leadership team of non-profit Sustainable Wellesley for eight years before she was elected to the Select Board. She led projects, coordinated countless events, and helped grow the organization. In 2017, she led a volunteer team to tag 200 gas leaks throughout town to raise awareness about this persistent problem and to publicize a public forum she organized for the Natural Resources Commission on the topic. She also led an effort to increase voter participation in Town elections among Sustainable Wellesley members.

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