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Islington Center Task Force

Contact Information:

50 Carby Street
Westwood, MA  02090

Hours of Operation:

Mon   8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tues  8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wed  8:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m,.
Thurs 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Fri      8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Staff Contacts;

Nora Loughnane

Director of Community & Economic Development

Abigail McCabe
Town Planner
Ph:  781-251-2581

The Islington Center Task Force was created by the Board of Selectmen in October 2015 to study Islington Center and to facilitate meaningful discussions to benefit the future of Islington Center.  The Task Force is comprised of 14 representatives from various Town boards and committees, Islington neighborhood residents, business owners, and Town staff.   The primary purpose is to create an avenue for transparent, respectful and open discussions for proactive and positive redevelopment of this vital section of our Town.

ICTF Mission Statement

The Islington Center Task Force (ICTF) is an advisory committee that reviews and discusses the physical attributes and uses of privately and municipally-owned properties in the vicinity of the Washington Street, East Street, and School Street intersection.  The ICTF will focus its attention on Washington Street between Fairview Street and Clapboardtree Street, School Street between Pine Lane and Washington Street, and East Street between the East Street Bridge and Washington Street.  The Task Force will identify the most significant character-defining elements of Islington Center, consider obstacles and opportunities for improvements, and encourage building, site, infrastructure, and pedestrian improvements appropriate to this area's unique village-style development.  The Task Force makes recommendations to the Planning Board and Board of Selectmen as either board considers decisions affecting Islington Center.

ICTF Voting Members:

Michael Walsh, Board of Selectmen Representative
Trevor Laubenstein, Planning Board Representative
George Hertz, Finance and Warrant Commission Representative
Kela Klosi, Pedestrian and Bike Safety Committee Representative
Rabih Shanshiry, Islington Resident Representative
Trish Tucke, Islington Resident Representative
Jack Patterson, Islington Business Representative
Albert Wisialko, Islington Business Representative

ICTF Ex-Officio Members:

John Deckers, Fire Chief
Michael Jaillet, Town Administrator
Pam Dukeman, Finance Director
Nora Loughnane, Director of Community & Economic Development
Abby McCabe, Town Planner
Paul Sicard, Public Safety Officer

ICTF Meetings

The Task Force typically meets once per month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. All meetings are open to the public. The exact time and location of meetings are posted to the town's website a few days prior to each scheduled meeting. Meetings are also recorded by Westwood Media Center TV

Upcoming Meetings to be held in the Sanctuary at the ICC: The April meeting date is to be determined.


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 Islington Center Bulletins - Click here to sign up to receive future bulletins
 Bulletin 1 Published on January 12, 2018