Town Council

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Town Council

The legislative body of the Town shall be a Town Council whose members shall be elected to meet, deliberate, act and vote in the exercise of the corporate business of the Town. Seven Council members shall be nominated and elected at large. The term of office for Councilors shall be 3 years each, beginning on July 1 following the election of the Councilor. Compensation for Town Council members shall be set in the annual Town Budget.
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Town Charter

Town Council Rules

2020-2021 Town Council Meeting Dates

East Longmeadow Signs Resolution in Support of the Holyoke Soldiers' Home

Application and Policy for Naming or Renaming
Town Parks and/or Facilities


Council President

Michael J. Kane
Term Expires: 2023
Address: 6 Old Pasture Dr.
Occupation: Business Owner / Pilot / Police Officer
Education: Business/Aviation/Law Enforcement
Brief Bio: Michael Kane owns and manages several businesses in Western MA and has an extensive background in managing budgets, hiring candidates and conducting background checks. He is a commercial pilot and is active in Law Enforcement.

Council Vice President

Name: Thomas C O'Connor
Term Expires: 2021
Address: 3 Orange Street 
Occupation: Retired Corporate Records and Information Manager and Compliance Consultant
Education: Business Management/Compliance/Records and Information
Brief Bio: 33 Year corporate career for Fortune 100 and 500 Companies. Since 2006, I have served in many volunteer positions including as an elected member of the Charter Commission and Chair of the Capital Planning Committee. As a result I have strong working knowledge of town operations.
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Name: Donald J. Anderson
Term Expires: 2021
Address: 22 Skyline Dr. 
Occupation: Attorney and CEO of the Cruise Store
Education: JD Western New England University School of Law 1983
Brief Bio: I have been a resident since 1987. My wife Maureen runs The Cruise Store. I have been an attorney for over 30 years. I served on the Planning Board from 1988 - 2011.
 Name:R. Patrick Henry, Jr.
Term Expires: 2022
Address: 54 Ridge Road
Occupation: Retired Financial and Contracts Consultant
Education: MBA; Chartered Financial Consultant
Brief Bio: Town resident since 1977.  Married with two grown daughters.  Thirty years with MassMutual and five years with Hartford-based insurers.  Former East Longmeadow Jaycee, and thirty-five year member and twice president of the former Exchange Club of Suburban Springfield.  Former board treasurer for Open Pantry in Springfield. Volunteers weekly at the Gray House food pantry in downtown Springfield.
 hill.jpg  Name: Kathleen G. Hill
Term Expires: 2022
Address: 222 Kibbe Road
Occupation: Retired
Education: C.A.G.S American International College, Educational Leadership and Administration
Brief Bio: Resident since 1984. Retired in 2013 from East Longmeadow Schools as Principal of Birchland Park Middle School. Experience includes public relations, budget management, hiring/supervision of personnel, facilities management, and grants management.
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Name:  Ralph Page
Term Expires: 2022
Address:  306 Prospect Street
Occupation: Self-employed Landscape Contractor
Education: Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Brief Bio: I was born and raised in East Longmeadow, and have served on many boards over the years, and was a past Chairman of the Planning Board.  Also, past Chairman of the Community Preservation Committee, and past President of the East Longmeadow Small Business Association.
 Marilyn Richards Name: Marilyn M. Richards
Term Expires: 2023
Address: 342 Pinehurst Drive 
Occupation: Retired Pediatric Cardiology Nurse Clinician
Education: BS Nursing University of Evansville
Brief Bio: Town resident since 1976.  Municipal experience includes Council on Aging Board (8yr), Board of Selectman (9yr), Planning Board (11yr).  Formerly served on Zoning Bylaw Review Committee and the Town Council General Bylaw Committee.  Currently serves on Planning Matters Subcommittee and the Community Preservation Committee. Within the Community, also serves on Brownstone Gardens Board of Directors.