Team

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dinah and her family have lived in Waban since 1991. Most important to Dinah when choosing a home was good access to public transportation and a walkable village center. Dinah worked as a research scientist until 1996, then devoted herself to raising her children (all now grown). Dinah is an amateur pianist and sings with the Newton Community Chorus. Dinah often hosts chamber music houses parties under the aegis of...

  • 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...

  • Originally from Pasadena, California, Megan moved to Newton in 2003. For the last five years she has been living in Waban with her husband Udi and their two youngest children, 15-month old Mason and Ella, who is a freshman at Newton South High School. Megan is the principal and owner of Camperdown Properties.

    In addition to her real estate experience, Megan brings meaningful insight in her new role on the Waban...

  • 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...

  • Drake is a new resident of Waban. He lives on Pine Ridge Rd. with his partner, Michelle. A lifelong Massachusetts resident, Drake grew up in West Bridgewater and graduated from Stonehill College in Easton. Since then, he has been working in software development. Growing up in a small town, Drake had enjoyed fundraising for his local library, mentoring through the Big Brother Big Sister program, and teaching coding...

  • Sumukh and his wife Shalini and their two children have lived in Waban since 2008. Sumukh is currently a member of the School Council at Newton South HS. He leads product and marketing at a startup - Cybersixgill, a startup. Sumukh has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Univ of Mumbai and an MBA from MIT Sloan School.  He is interested in giving back to the village of Waban which has given so much to him and his...

  • Bill grew up in the very same house he lives in now on Varick. His devotion to Waban cannot be overstated. Simply, he believes it is the best place to live, to grow up in and to retire in. Bill is a graduate of Angier, Brown Middle, Newton South High School, and Wentworth University. He is a mechanical engineer at BR+A Consulting firm specializing in HVAC.  He and his wife Tasha (a well-known corporate and private...