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North Andover Town Moderator Charlie Salisbury
Makes New Board Appointments

North Andover Town Moderator Charlie Salisbury announced last week the appointment of Ellis Fitzpatrick, 11 Royal Crest Drive, to the North Andover Finance Committee, for a 3-year term concluding after the 2009 Annual Town Meeting. This appointment fills the position formerly held by Jack Watkins, whose distinguished 6-year service on the committee ended with the close of our recent 2006 Annual Town Meeting.

Salisbury also announced the confirmation of two new members to the North Andover Finance Committee, for 3-year terms concluding after the 2009 Annual Town Meeting.  They are: Benjamin C. Osgood, 89 Old Village Lane,  and Peter D. Besen, 81 Candlestick Road.

The New Appointees

Ellis Fitzpatrick has been an active member of the community for the more than 40 years that he and his wife, Michelle, have lived in town – serving multiple community organizations. 

He also brings more than 20 years experience with municipal finance as staff of the Division of Local Services within the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.  His experience serving the Commonwealth’s 351 municipalities (many with financial issues even more complicated than North Andover’s) will be valuable to our Finance Committee, and provide insight to state requirements.  The town moderator says he is grateful for Ellis’ “busman’s holiday” and is confident that his service on the Finance Committee will benefit us all.

Ben Osgood has been an active (and lifelong) member of the community. As a real estate developer and construction manager, his professional efforts are well known within town.  His experience with North Andover projects, knowledge of evolving North Andover history, and pragmatic approach to issues will help committee deliberations.

Peter Besen, Vice President of Broadcom Corp., brings technical talents that have already established him as founder of two successful companies producing components for digital video electronics.  Peter and his wife, Lisa, have raised their family in North Andover, and he has been a regular participant in Town Meeting and other community activities – most recently as a member of the Capital Planning Committee.  



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