Playing Fields Task Force & Field Applications

Members from Town Boards

Board Representing
Member
Recreation Commission
Laurance Stuntz
Natural Resources Commission
Katie Griffith
Board of Public Works
Jeffrey P. Wechsler
School Committee
Michael D'Ortenzio Jr. (Chair)
Board of Selectmen Beth Sullivan Woods

Members from User Groups

Title
Member
Wellesley Youth Baseball/Softball  Rick Kinney
Wellesley United Soccer Ainsley Martin
Wellesley Lacrosse Jerry Nigro 
Adult Softball Jay Russell 
Wellesley Youth Football Bob Leonhardt
Wellesley Scoops/Field Hockey Kelly Uller

Members from the Public

Title
                                          Member
Citizen At-Large
                                          Tripp Sheehan (Vice Chair)

Members serve at the pleasure of their respective board or user group, with the exception of the citizen at-large whose current term runs through July 1, 2020. The Recreation Commission, NRC, BPW, and SC are also represented by a staff member; however, these members are non-voting unless acting with appropriate board member proxy power.

Purpose

The purpose of the Playing Fields Task Force is to manage town athletic fields. This will include use, maintenance and improvements of fields. The PFTF will also recommend specific actions to the appropriate town boards for their consideration. The PFTF acts consistent with the wishes of its responsible boards, namely the:

  • Board of Selectmen
  • Recreation Commission
  • Board of Public Works
  • Natural Resources Commission
  • School Committee

A chair and vice chair shall be elected each year with a term to run from July 1 through June 30.  The Recreation Commission staff shall serve as secretary.