WILMINGTON, MA — Each Wilmington Selectman now has his own official town email address.
“Members of the Board of Selectmen, the Assistant Town Manager, and myself recently attended the Massachusetts Municipal Association Conference in Boston,” explained Town Manager Jeff Hull at the most recent Selectmen’s Meeting. “Out of that, a couple of board members spoke to me about the prospect of establishing town email accounts for each member of the board. As it currently standards, members of the board are using personal email addresses for communication. I wanted to bring this to the board to discuss this evening.”
“When at the MMA Conference, specifically at the Open Meeting Law session, almost 100% of boards had town officials with separate email accounts. I thought this was an appropriate thing for this board to do,” said Selectman Chair Kevin Caira. “The [Wilmington] School Committee members have their own official addresses as well.”
Selectmen unanimously approved the measure.
The Town’s IT Director has since established email addresses for each member — first initial, last name, followed by @wilmingtonma.gov:
- Greg Bendel — email@example.com
- Kevin Caira — firstname.lastname@example.org [corrected]
- Jonathan Eaton — email@example.com
- Ed Loud — firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mike McCoy — email@example.com
For purposes of transparency and public records request, audience member Rob Fasulo requested members of all town boards, committees and commissions receive and use official town email addresses.
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