Team

  • I love Waban, its graceful houses set well back from the street and its mature trees and lawns.

    I am running for the Waban Area Council to preserve its beauty for future generations. We need to ensure that new McMansions do not systematically replace houses having historical or architectural significance. Zoning laws should make sure that new structures have adequate green space around them and not turn our...

  • I moved to Boston with my husband 22 years ago to follow our academic and professional careers. When it came time to identify where we wanted to raise our children it became Newton. We live in a home that was built at the turn of the last century by Nelson Marvin whose legacy for the Waban community was the founding of the Waban Land Trust, of which he was the original...
  • I am a longtime resident of Waban, having moved here in 1980. My wife is Dahlia Rudavsky, Newton South High School graduate (1969).

    I taught English at South for thirty-four years before retiring in January 2015. Yet my connection with South continues in that I coach the girls' tennis team, as I have for the past twenty-seven years.

    I am also founder and president of the nonprofit "Friends of Newton...

  • Dinah Bodkin moved to Waban in 1991.  She and her husband raised their three children in Waban.  She is dedicated to quality of life issues in Waban-preserving green spaces and the character of our beautiful village.

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    I moved to Waban in 1979 with my wife, Lise, and my two now grown children. I was a lawyer in Boston for 40 years, and am now a part-time mediator and arbitrator. Lise was a Spanish teacher at Newton South for many years. 
     
    Since 1980 I have been on the board of the entity that oversees the Newton Commonwealth Golf Course for the City, and I was President of the board for 13...
  • I am a strong supporter of the Area Council idea of participation in government at no dollar cost to the voter. I have been actively involved with the other working members of the ad hoc committee that organized the Waban Area Council, meeting monthly for over a year, helping to address many issues of concern to Waban citizens by facilitating communication between the City’s executive and legislative branches and...

  • When I first helped bring this council into existence, one of my goals was to begin serious future planning for Waban. The Future Planning Working Group held meetings and events for three years culminating in the survey published on this website and shared with the city. I am a firm believer that no matter the issue...