Town Council

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Town Council

The legislative body of the Town shall be a Town Council whose members shall be elected to meet, deliberate, act and vote in the exercise of the corporate business of the Town. Seven Council members shall be nominated and elected at large. The term of office for Councilors shall be 3 years each, beginning on July 1 following the election of the Councilor. Compensation for Town Council members shall be set in the annual Town Budget.
charter document
Town Charter

Town Council Rules

2018-2019 Town Council Meeting Dates

Town Manager Signed Performance Review 6.30.18

Town Manager's Approved FY19 Budget


Council President

Name: Kathleen G. Hill
Term Expires: 2019
Address: 222 Kibbe Road
Occupation: Retired
Education: C.A.G.S American International College, Educational Leadership and Administration
Brief Bio: Resident since 1984. Retired in 2013 from East Longmeadow Schools as Principal of Birchland Park Middle School. Experience includes public relations, budget management, hiring/supervision of personnel, facilities management, and grants management.

Council Vice President

Michael J. Kane
Term Expires: 2020
Address: 6 Old Pasture Dr.
Occupation: Business Owner / Pilot / Police Officer
Education: Business/Aviation/Law Enforcement
Brief Bio: Michael Kane owns and manages several businesses in Western MA and has an extensive background in managing budgets, hiring candidates and conducting background checks. He is a commercial pilot and is active in Law Enforcement.
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Name: Donald J. Anderson
Term Expires: 2021
Address: 22 Skyline Dr. 
Occupation: Attorney and CEO of the Cruise Store
Education: JD Western New England University School of Law 1983
Brief Bio: I have been a resident since 1987. My wife Maureen runs The Cruise Store. I have been an attorney for over 30 years. I served on the Planning Board from 1988 - 2011.
 Name: Paul Louis Federici
Term Expires: 2019
Address: 19 Hampden Road
Occupation: Accountant
Education: BS in Business WNEC
Brief Bio: Born in Spfld Mass in 1956. Went to Springfield Public Schools, Graduated from Cathedral HS. Married with 3 children, Selectman 2009 to 2016.
Ford.jpg Name: Joseph Ford
Term Expires: 2020
Address: 53 Ridge Road
Occupation: Regional Sales Manager
Education: BA English Literature & MBA
Brief Bio: I am a Regional Sales Manager for a software company and the biggest part of my job is helping large companies analyze their business needs in order to improve their back office processes around HR and how they manage their employees. 
Manley.jpg Name:Kevin M. Manley
Term Expires: 2019
Address: 20 Oak Brook Dr. 
Occupation: Retired Captain - State of Connecticut DOC / Selectman
Education: Master's degree Public Administration American International College
Brief Bio: I am married with two daughters attending East Longmeadow schools. I have a graduate degree in public administration extensive leadership and management experience.


Name: Thomas C O'Connor
Term Expires: 2021
Address: 3 Orange Street 
Occupation: Retired Corporate Records and Information Manager and Compliance Consultant
Education: Business Management/Compliance/Records and Information
Brief Bio: 33 Year corporate career for Fortune 100 and 500 Companies. Since 2006, I have served in many volunteer positions including as an elected member of the Charter Commission and Chair of the Capital Planning Committee. As a result I have strong working knowledge of town operations.