Unofficial Mayor Nominee: Joyce Bradshaw
We're rolling out the nominees, and the town clerk made the list.
Patch is holding an Unofficial Mayor of North Andover contest, and our first nominee is Town Clerk Joyce Bradshaw.
"She does everything for North Andover, best Town Clerk in Mass, she knows everyone, she is kind and helpful," Diane Huster writes. "All-in-all a wonderful person and North Andover would be proud to have her as honory Mayor."
Being town clerk is not easy, and being town clerk in North Andover requires a lot of stamina. In the past 25 months alone, Bradshaw has helped organize:
- Three local elections, one of which had to be moved to a whole new location at almost the last minute.
- A presidential primary, which also had to be moved at the last minute.
- Five Town Meetings (counting the one she is currently organizing) -- including one which had to have its date changed due to a legal technicality and two special autumn Town Meetings that popped up in 2010 and 2011.
And that is in addition to her everyday work as town clerk.
Know someone who should be North Andover's unofficial mayor? There's still time to nominate! Send a nomination letter (a paragraph or two, or more if you like) to Bryan.McGonigle@patch.com by Friday, April 13.