News by & about Julie:

Letter: Celebrate Earth Day (4/22/19)

ArticleWakefield Finishers in 2019 Boston Marathon (4/16/19)

LetterProgress on Sustainability (4/4/19)

Photo: Discussing Community Policing (3/28/19)

PresentationWakefield Civics: Beyond the ClassroomParent University 2019 (3/23/19)

Newsletter:  Fall 2018

Letter:  Defending Community television (11/12/18)

Photo: Councilors attend social media, ethics training (10/24/18)

Letter:  We hear you.  There are Resources (9/28/18)

PhotoIce Cream Social at Boys & Girls Club (8/24/18)

2018 Town Election Results (4/24/18)

Article: Smith-Galvin and DiNocco are your new Town Councilors (4/24/18)

Endorsement Letter: Support for Julie Smith-Galvin

Endorsement LetterIn Support of Julie Smith-Galvin for Selectman (4/16/18)

Candidate Statement, Daily Item & Wakefield ObserverJulie Smith-Galvin running for Board of Selectmen

Endorsement Letter:  Julie Smith-Galvin, leadership and communication (4/9/18)

VideoWhy I’m Running for Board of Selectmen, Excerpt from WCAT Debate (3/29/18)

Endorsement Letter: What Does Wakefield Need?  Julie Smith-Galvin for Selectman (3/30/18)

Video:  Julie talks to Wakefield’s Main Street Merchants & Landlords (3/27/18)

Campaign Newsletter:  Call to Action (3/26/18)

Photo: Freedom MA Town Hall (3/2/18)

Endorsement Letter:  Supporting a Healthy Wakefield (3/12/18)

Forum Letter:  Proud to be running for Board of Selectmen (2/26/18)

Campaign Newsletter:  February Update (2/23/18)

Campaign NewsletterAnnouncing my Run for Selectman (1/11/18)

Photo: Support for Boy & Girls Club Energy and Environment Programs (1/2/18)

Forum Letter: Thank you from Sustainable Wakefield (11/14/17)

Video:  Comments on Single-Use Bag Reduction Bylaw (Town Meeting, 11/6/17)

Article:  A Festive Day of Giving at Harts Hill Heights (12/20/17)

Forum LetterLet’s Step away from Plastic Waste (11/3/17)

Article:  Local Residents are United for Puerto Rico (10/23/17)

Photo:  Wakefield Residents run Chicago Marathon (10/19/17)

Forum Letter:  Driving Wakefield Forward (8/28/17)

Events & Important Dates

Upcoming Community Office Hours: Drop-in to share ideas, suggestions and concerns.  

Summer Office Hours:  Taking it outside and around town!

Check back here for any changes due to weather.

Thursday, June 13th – 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Cibo Cafe & Bistro (on deck, weather permitting)

Friday, June 28th –  Walk around the Lake – meet at Gazebo at 9 am and/or join me from 10 – 11 am on the deck of  ZuZu’s Cafe & Catering

Thursday, July 11th – 6 pm – Bring your own picnic to talk before the summer’s first WCAT Movie by the Lake, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  Look for the green balloons to find me.  I will be sharing a special movie-themed treat!

 Sunday, August 4th – 1 – 3 pm – This is one of the many days that the Wakefield History Museum is open this summer.  Stop by to explore the 1857 West Ward Schoolhouse with me, located at 39 Prospect Street.

 Upcoming Town Council Meetings (generally start at 7 pm; detail on Town Website)

  • Thursday, May 30th
  • Monday, June 10th
  • Monday, June 24th
  • Monday, July 15th
  • Monday, August 5th
  • Monday, August 9th



Blog:  The Contemplative Councilor




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1 week ago

Happy Mother's Day. I hope everyone was able to celebrate the moms in their lives today! As the day winds down, I'm preparing for the week to come and tomorrow's (Monday 5/13) Town Council meeting, which includes: election of a new Chair and Vice Chair, approval of annual Farmer's Market contract, 4th of July activities and GIrl Scout's Kindness Rock Garden and discussion of the recommendations from the Bench and Lake Structure Committee. I also have office hours from 5 to 6:30 tomorrow ... See more

2 weeks ago

2 weeks ago

Last night the newly-formed Wakefield Environmental Sustainability Committee elected its first leadership team. Congratulations and thanks to Rob Darnell who will serve Chair, Mary Kelly Hajjar who will serve as Vice Chair and Robin Greenberg who will be Secretary. Thank you to Town Counsel, Tom Mullen, who talked to the committee about state open meeting law (OML) and how to run an effective meeting. The Committee will meet the first Thursday of each month (location TBD, except holidays, ... See more

2 weeks ago

Today is the last day to order Rain Barrels through the town's community discount program. I ordered two last year and they have been great for watering flowers and herbs. Each re-purposed barrel holds 60 gallons and you can pick color and accessories. Order today and pick up on May 16th. Thank you to our Storm Water Management program and DPW for this program. Select Community Programs/Wakefield at this website to order

A week of rain makes these sunny days feel so good. The other benefit? Those with rain barrels are well stocked for spring watering! Thursday is the deadline to order a discounted barrel. See one in person in the lobbies of the Civic Center and Town Hall. To order, click here: www.greatamericanrainbarrel

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