Thursday, February 19, 2009

If this isn't a who's who of Natick...

From Redmen furor, a call to civic engage-ment

He led the unsuccessful effort to keep Natick High's sports teams as the Redmen, but these days, Jimmy Brown has plans that stop nothing short of changing the way politics are done in town.

Brown has created the Natick Forever Political Action Committee, a spinoff of last year's Redmen Forever group.

The group's kickoff event was a Tuesday night debate, moderated by Brown, between candidates for selectman in next month's election.

The Natick Forever PAC hopes to harness the momentum generated by the nickname debate into a broad base of civic engagement, and in the process hold the government it feels snubbed voters accountable to the will of the people.