Sally Willard

Sally Willard

Candidate for Town Meeting
Precinct 4
Burlington, MA


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Why I'm running for Town Meeting

I believe that Town Meeting is participatory democracy at its best. I've been an active participant in Town Meeting in the past and would like to continue my service.

My Background

I am the owner and webmaster of Wizard Associates. As a webmaster, I develop and maintain websites for small and medium enterprises and non-profit organizations. Among the local businesses whose sites Wizard Associates manages are Versatile Printing, Inc. and Graber Associates. I am the webmaster for the Friends of the Council on Aging in Lexington. In addition to websites, I assist companies with their social media presence.

Upon starting Wizard Associates in 1994, I helped small businesses with their business plans and budgets. Prior to this I was a Vice President at BayBank. I also worked with and for entrepreneurial businesses, including as the Controller for Playrific, Inc., an angel-funded startup. I was also the executive director of IdeaSphere, a forum for entrepreneurs, where I recruited entrepreneurs to present their companies, organized review sessions and the meetings at which ventures were presented. I founded, a website for information about business and professional groups and their meetings.

I have been a member of the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce and its predecessor organization for more than 20 years.

I am a founding board member of the Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

I am a member of The Last Word Toastmasters Club and the ARFF Agility Club.

When not working, I enjoy golf, cooking and reading. I am in a golf league at the Country Club of Billerica.

I attended Wells College (Aurora, NY) and received a BA with a major in Economics. I earned my MBA at Simmons College, Graduate School of Management.

I have lived on Foster Road in Burlington since 1985.

I was elected to Town Meeting in 1998. I was appointed to the Capital Budget Committee and served as Chair for three (3) years. I was appointed to the Land Use Committee, serving as Chair for six (6) years.