Long-time Shelburne Town Clerk honored at retirement dinner
Steve with Bev Neeley
On May 2nd I had the privilege to join many of Beverly Neeley's friends, family, and local government colleagues at a surprise party to honor her upon her retirement after 21 years of service as Shelburne's Town Clerk. The dinner was held at the Buckland-Shelburne Community Center, where everyone enjoyed a great dinner, and heard many tributes to Bev and presented her with both gifts and recognitions from people such as Senator Elizabeth Warren, Governor Patrick, and the Massachusetts Association Town Clerks. I had the honor of presenting Bev with a congratulatory citation from the Massachusetts House of Representatives. As I said in my remarks, Town Clerks are the glue that holds our small town governments together. They are who people go to for information, licenses, registering to vote, and countless other essential services in our communities. We rely on them to run our elections, maintain our town records, and to be what is often the most visible face of town government. Beverly did an outstanding job in Shelburne, and she will be missed by her town's citizens, her fellow Town Clerks, and by all who value honest community service. I am pleased to have been at her retirement to offer my thanks for her long service, and to wish her the very best in her well-deserved retirement!