The Leadership, Experience and Change
We Need in Framingham!
Charlie Sisitsky is a seasoned and accomplished municipal executive with forty years of public administration leadership experience. A Framingham resident and homeowner since 1971, Charlie has an extensive and impressive record of public service in our community. Having raised four children here, all graduates of Framingham public schools, Charlie served on the Potter Road PTO and as a youth basketball coach for numerous teams. He also served on the Town’s Finance Committee and as a Town Meeting member from Precinct Two. From 1998 – 2018, Charlie was an elected member of the Framingham Board of Selectmen, where he served multiple terms as Chairman and also led the Utility Abatement Committee, and the Traffic and Roadway Safety Committee, where he established and helped author the town-wide policy for traffic calming. After Framingham’s adoption of its City Charter, Charlie was elected City Councilor from District One, and served as Chairman of the Planning & Zoning subcommittee of the City Council. He was a founding Board Member of “Hoops and Homework,” a local non-profit focused on improving underserved neighborhoods through public and private partnerships. He has also served as Vice President of the Friends of the Callahan Senior Center, as the first Chairman of the Fuller School Building Committee, and as an active supporter and volunteer with Community Connections, the Framingham History Center and the MetroWest Jewish Day School.
Charlie has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from WPI and a master’s Degree in Community Planning and Area Development from the University of Rhode Island. After completing his studies, he became the youngest City Planner in Massachusetts, serving as the Planning Director for Medford for ten years. He then took over as the Planning Director for the Town of Natick, where he eventually also became the Town’s Director of Public Works – a position he held for over twenty years. His tenure in Natick included numerous major accomplishments, such as the redevelopment of Downtown Natick, the planning and construction of “Flutie Pass” (the connector road between Natick and Framingham’s major shopping areas to alleviate traffic on Route 9), and, the implementation of an innovative town-wide curbside recycling program.
Charlie and his wife Robin live in District One (Nobscot), and in their spare time, enjoy watching the Red Sox and other Boston sports teams, seeking out and discovering new and diverse MetroWest dining establishments, and attending their grandchildren’s many local sporting events.