I have known Shahidul Mannan for a few years now. He has been an active community member and has made many contributions to the town through his involvement in the Appropriations Committee, Community Preservation Committee, Growth Study Committee and more recently as part of the Planning Board.
Shahidul brings a diverse voice to the discussions that have helped the Planning Board in strategizing and planning important issues including affordable housing, which is an important ongoing planning issue in our town.
Shahidul has in-depth knowledge about our town’s finances since he helped manage budgets for many years. He also understands the town’s needs based on recent growth trends and last year was part of the Growth Study Committee, which provided a report about the town’s growth and recommendations to respond to these changes.
He is passionate and committed to serving our community, and our town has already benefited greatly from his numerous positive contributions.
I am sure Shahidul will continue to make positive strides with his strong leadership. I endorse him for the Select Board and hope you will join me in voting for him on May 16th, 2022.
— Charusmitha Ram, Hopkinton
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