Published May 14, 2019 on the Framingham Source
FRAMINGHAM – Philip R. Ottaviani, Jr., local businessman and community activist, announces today his candidacy for City Council representing District 6.
“As someone who has seen how local government works from the inside, I am a committed collaborator who will build consensus and work towards common goals,” said Ottaviani. “Framingham will continue to face new challenges, but we need to work together to keep our city moving forward towards improvement and growth.”
A lifelong resident of Framingham, Ottaviani has been an active participant in the business, civic and community life of our community.
The experiences and lessons Phil has learned throughout his decades of service to Framingham will greatly inspire and influence his advocacy as District 6’s Councilor.
As Councilor, Ottaviani is committed to:
- Supporting our public schools: As the father of a student at Walsh Middle School, Phil is proud of our schools and deeply believes we need to continue our commitment strong school system, that provides a quality education for all of our students, regardless of school or neighborhood.
- Strengthening community organizations: Ottaviani knows how important community organizations are to the fabric of our community. Phil will continue to network and assist their ability to achieve their missions.
- Keeping our community affordable: Rising property taxes, and water and sewer rates, are causing our seniors and families to leave Framingham. Phil will bring all stakeholders, from senior groups to small businesses, together to talk about our budget and hold our government accountable to produce a budget in an open and transparent process.
- Supporting our small businesses and Downtown Framingham: Our government needs to do more to support and encourage the growth of our local small businesses, while seeking new opportunities for new business to establish themselves in Framingham. As Downtown continues to grow and change, Ottaviani is committed to supporting efforts for a vibrant and diverse Downtown.
Ottaviani is a proud member and supporter of many local Framingham organizations, including the Framingham Business Association, Framingham Rotary Club and Saint Bridget School Advisory Board.
He is the President of the 200 Foundation and a Board member of Hoops and Homework.
Ottaviani has served Framingham, including 25 years as a Town Meeting Member representing Precinct 11, and a member Framingham Economic Revitalization Task Force and the Community Development Block Grant Committee.
Ottaviani has been a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, currently serving as chair, for nearly 20 years.
Recognizing it is time for others to serve and give back to their communities, Ottaviani has removed his name from consideration for reappointment to the ZBA.
Ottaviani’s family roots run deep in Framingham. He attended Framingham Public Schools, Marian High School, Boston College and Southern New England School of Law. He is married to Valerie, and the proud father of Julia.
To learn more about Phil, please follow his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PhilforFramingham/