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Moir’s Environmental Dialogues

Moir’s Environmental Dialogues

Thursdays at 12 Noon Pacific

November 02nd 2011:The Greening of Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Mayor Lisa Wong takes Rob down to the Nashua River that is the reason for this New England industrial town. Once the river ran through mill factories; now walls that canalized and accelerated are coming down with the building of three green parks. Andria Freeman of the Trustees of Reservations, DPW Commissioner Lenny Laakso and Bob Jokela, Business Manager of the Fitchburg Public Schools all tell of their respective effort to green the city and strengthen community. When police cruisers are retired, reducing carbon footprint with donated motorcycles and pedal bicycles, not only do police int

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Lisa A. Wong

Lisa A. Wong is serving her second term as Mayor of the city of Fitchburg. She was first elected to that office in November of 2007 at the age of 28, and is the first minority mayor in Fitchburg and the first female Asian American mayor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. During her first two and a half years in office, she consolidated 22 city departments into 10, built up a stabilization fund from $10,000 to over $3,000,000, and balanced the budget. As a result, the city’s bond rating, a measure of financial health, has increased twice. By managing more effectively in lean times, Mayor Wong has been able to lower crime, make significant capital improvements, and attract private investmen
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