Ward 8 City Councilor Cheryl Lappin sent this to colleagues (under the message line “Gronk & I…have come to the same decision”) today..
I am reaching out to share with you that after 18 years of serving as a Newton City Councilor I have decided not to run for a 10th term.
This was a difficult decision because serving on the City Council has been among the most meaningful and rewarding experiences of my life. It has been a privilege to work on behalf of our neighbors in Ward 8, and all residents, to assure that Newton continues to be one of the best places to live. Working with each of you has been amazing! We share a love for the city and have always had our community’s best interest in mind. I am proud of what we have accomplished together and I know that, in your hands, Newton will continue to thrive. There is a lot of important work to do before the end of the term. I look forward to “tackling” it all with you.