Opening on Groton Housing Authority Board of Commissioners
Groton Housing Authority is the primary provider of low-income and affordable rental housing in Groton. It is a state-chartered agency managed by a locally-elected, volunteer, five-member Board of Commissioners and a paid Executive Director. GHA currently has 20 apartments for elderly and five family units at Petapawag Place (across from First Parish Church). There are also 12 other family units in various locations throughout Groton, including nine units on Sandy Pond Road (near Shaw's Supermarket). In addition, the Authority is currently working to develop a property on Nashua Road to provide at least six more affordable family units.
GHA Board meets monthly at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month; meetings are held in the GHA offices at Petapawag Place. Board members are elected for a five-year term.
A current Board member has found it impossible to continue, and, therefore, is not running for re-election this spring. Unfortunately, the announcement came too late for any candidates to get on the ballot. Therefore the Authority is looking for write-in candidates. If you are interested and would like more information about GHA, call the Executive Director, Lisa Larrabee at 978-448-3962.
Regarding write-in voting, it is most important to get the candidate's name written legibly (spelled correctly is nice, too) on the ballot, and to remember to mark the ballot after writing in the candidate's name. Technically, you are supposed to include the candidate's address, but if the name is legible, the address is unnecessary. If you are running a write-in campaign, let the Town Clerk (978-448-1100) know before the election so that ballot counters are made aware of your candidacy.