Retiring District A Councilor Angie Kounelis, right, with her mother Evangelia. After 16 years, Angeline Kounelis — Angie to most — represented District A for the final time as a Councilor on Dec. 14. She not only represented East Watertown, to many she spoke for them and was a trusted advocate for their needs. In the wake of her final Council meeting, Kounelis said she has been flooded with notes of thanks, congratulations and appreciation.
Town of WatertownA map of Watertown’s Districts: Peach is A, Red is B, Lime Green is C, Green is D.
The Town of Watertown has four districts, each of which is represented by a Town Councilor. In the 2021 Watertown Election three of four districts have contested races. See how each of the candidates responded to a variety of questions by clicking on their name under “Candidates” for each district. District A
Represents the East End of town, District A includes the area of town east of School Street, including Coolidge Square, as well as some streets west of School Street that are between Walnut Street and Mt. Auburn Street.
I’m writing today as an East End homeowner, a father, and a public servant to endorse Nicole Gardner for Watertown District A Town Councilor. Join me in voting for Nicole on Election Day, this coming Tuesday, November 2. For the past four years I have had the privilege of serving Watertown as an elected member of the Library Board of Trustees alongside District A Council candidate Mike Hanlon. I’m endorsing Nicole Gardner because she has the intellect, vision, experience, and energy to meet the complex challenges Watertown faces today. Nicole brings 30 years of experience in business management and human resources to this role.
We are a group of East End residents writing to endorse Nicole Gardner for District A Town Councilor and to encourage our neighbors to cast their ballots for Nicole on November 2nd! Nicole has the experience, values, energy, and expertise the East End needs today. We need a business-savvy leader who can negotiate the rapid changes taking place in our neighborhoods. We need a leader with business experience who can help our beloved local businesses prosper. We need someone who understands the way local policies shape our neighborhoods—literally!—as more new developments are proposed across the East End.
I’m writing today as a parent, an East End resident, and a public servant to endorse Nicole Gardner to be our next District A Town Councilor. I encourage my fellow East Watertown residents to join me in voting for Nicole on November 2nd. Nicole Gardner has the analytical mind, vision, values, and independence necessary for the East End to prosper and flourish. We have some significant challenges ahead — housing affordability, the scale and pace of new business developments, traffic congestion, maintaining our green spaces, and ensuring that we work toward sustainability.
As the East End grows, we need a Town Councilor with Nicole’s unique combination of business expertise, community organizing experience, and progressive values. I have seen firsthand how deeply Nicole cares about our community.
When I moved to the East End of Watertown almost fourteen years ago, it was a very consciouschoice. I was familiar with Watertown as I had often visited friends who lived here. I knew that the East End was only a short electric bus ride to the Harvard Square transit hub. The neighborhood was served by both the 71 and 73 bus lines. I liked the ethnic vibe.
I’m writing as a Watertown resident and community leader to make a full-throated endorsement for Nicole Gardner to become our next District A Town Councilor. I encourage all progressives who live in the East End to cast their ballots for Nicole on November 2nd. Having worked closely with Nicole on the steering committee of Watertown Citizens for Peace Justice, and the Environment, I have seen her dedication to this community firsthand. Nicole has proven herself to be an open-minded and humble collaborator, taken the initiative on projects when she saw the need, and shown strong leadership. Her creativity, energy, and critical thinking will be an asset to our entire town.
We are writing today to endorse Nicole Gardner to become our next District A Councilor. Nicole is the best person to represent us and work for our whole community, and we encourage our fellow East End residents to cast their vote for her on November 2nd! As Watertown residents who have raised our families in the East End, we know many of our neighbors from our work on the East End newsletter, the Greenway bicycle path, the bicycle-pedestrian committee, or the mural in Coolidge Square—or perhaps from saving the East End Post Office, making the CVS a more welcoming building, or establishing the community garden on Nichols Avenue.
Many more important community issues and opportunities will be coming up in the next few years. We need Nicole’s voice, values, expertise, and experience on the Town Council. We have known Nicole since she first moved into our neighborhood, practically next door.