Auburn Selectman Doreen Goodrich has announced that she will be seeking re-election to the Board in the May 15, 2018 Annual Town Election.

“During my tenure on the Board, Auburn has taken real steps towards effective, competent, responsive government that we can all be proud of,” said Goodrich. “When residents passed a new charter almost a decade ago, they did so with the goal of

School Committee Chair George Scobie reads the prepared statement for Doreen Goodrich at Wednesday’s campaign kickoff event. Auburn’s Holly Hodgins, a District Representative for Congressman James P. McGovern, also spoke on behalf of Goodrich who was suffering from laryngitis. John Anderson Photo

achieving modern governance that meets the needs of the community while operating in a professional and forward-thinking manner. I’ve been at the forefront of helping Auburn realize that vision.”

 

“I’m running for re-election because competent government doesn’t happen automatically; we need effective and thoughtful leadership setting high standards on the Board. That’s the kind of Selectman I’ve been, and will continue to be. Now more than ever, Auburn needs stability in leadership, to ensure we achieve that vision that residents have set for our town.”

Goodrich was first elected to the Board in 2009, and currently serves as Chair. She is the Director of Constituent Services for State Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury), and previously served as an Aide to State Senator Edward M. Augustus, Jr. (D-Worcester).

During her tenure on the board, the Town has achieved an improved AA+ bond rating, increased the amount of grant funding supporting town operations, and grown its stabilization fund and reserves.

Goodrich and her husband, Howie, have lived in Auburn for over twenty five years. They have two sons, Sean and Keith.