A municipal utility gives Wakefield a unique ability to be able to think globally and act locally. As a Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department (WMGLD) Commissioner, I will help WMGLD provide excellent service to the residents and businesses of Wakefield while making choices that provide us with reliable and sustainable sources of energy.

I'm currently a Senior Systems Engineer with DellEMC and focus on designing the appropriate systems to match client needs. My 18 years of experience as a technologist have equipped me with the right balance of analytical and relationship management skills that will be an invaluable addition to the WMGLD Board.

I have lived in Wakefield for almost ten years, and have gradually adapted my house to be more energy efficient.  From installing Solar Panels to switching to energy-efficient LED lighting and utilizing smart Thermostats, I have consistently made decisions that build on more efficient, renewable energy, with effects that are profound both in long-term cost-savings, and in reducing my carbon footprint.  Having advocated for these causes personally, I am well-qualified to bring my expertise and experience to the Board and the Community of Wakefield.

I see opportunities to: improve transparency and communications, maintain low rates, and think strategically to provide the best service to our town’s residents and businesses.

As a WMGLD Commissioner, I will focus on the following:

Energy efficiency: I will develop new energy-efficient programs for both residences and businesses.

Rate stability: Keep our town’s rates stable. I will help WMGLD strategically plan and prioritize infrastructure improvements and maintenance with an eye towards rate impacts.

Sustainability: Reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. I will increase the portion of renewable energy sources in our electricity mix.

I will be raising the majority of the funds for my campaign from the ground up, and would greatly appreciate your support.  I am self-funding everything from Yard Signs to Web Hosting, and I am grateful to receive a Donation in Support of my Campaign.

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January 28, 2019

Thank you for your support!

Happy Monday, everyone! I just wanted to take a moment to say Thank You! to everyone who has donated and offered their support thus far. It has allowed me to successfully kick off my campaign and start getting myself out there. The support I’ve been receiving from the community, friends and family is amazing and truly appreciated. We're off to a great start, although there is plenty of work to be done between now and April 23rd.

I can use all the support I can get. Please share my campaign with your friends on Facebook and email. When talking to your friends and family that live in Wakefield please be sure to tell them about me and why you are voting for me.

Just a quick reminder that my Kick-Off event is happening this Thursday at Public Kitchen from 6:00-8:00 if you are in the area. If you want to learn more about my campaign and how you can get involved, please come by or drop me a note at thomas.boettcher@tboettcher.com. 

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