“I have known Rena for a few years as a fellow Ward 5 Neighborhood Area Councilor but she has been a strong advocate for the residents in Upper Falls. Rena is compassionate and caring and hears the concerns her fellow Ward 5 residents have voiced during the Land Use hearings for the Northland site. With her strong interest in the betterment of the quality of life for our seniors – Rena will prioritize more programs and services for seniors. I have full confidence as our next ward councilor that Rena would vote with full consideration of the best interest of her ward, Ward 5.”
“It was my great pleasure to getting to know Rena working with her on Brian Yates re-election campaigns. Rena holds the same ‘village values’ that Brian did and supports one of his most valued community efforts, the preservation of Hemlock Gorge park. Her knowledge and activism are coupled with reason, realism, and compassion. I know I can depend on her to cast her votes to keep our Ward 5 villages and parklands safe and healthy.”
“I’ve known Rena for many years, principally through our close association with former City Councilor Brian Yates. Rena will bring both a strong village voice and her equally strong citywide experiences to the City Council. She would come into office with her own deep institutional knowledge. This is a unique and potent combination of skills that makes her well qualified and will serve both the City and Ward 5 in good stead.”
“I have become good friends with Rena over the years and have served alongside her as a Waban Area Councillor for the past six. I’ve also spent countless hours with her digging down into issues we care about that directly impact Waban and Newton citizens.
Rena knows more about development, zoning laws, historic preservation, open space, the environment, city finances and our local government than most people in Newton, and that includes many currently on the city council.
I know I can depend on her to cast her votes to keep our Ward 5 villages safe and healthy, as she has the same priorities and principles as her mentor, the late Councilor Brian Yates.”
“Rena Getz embodies what a City Councilor’s priority should be: a tireless fighter for the constituents they were elected to represent, not the next office. Her leadership on zoning, transit, the environment and fiscal responsibility is exactly what Ward 5, and the city of Newton needs. Rena is extremely approachable, down to Earth, very knowledgeable in all matters Newton, and has proven over time to be a voice and friend to Ward 5 and its Villages.”
“We know Rena from her work with our beloved former Ward 5 Councilor Brian Yates and we have full confidence Rena will uphold Brian’s priorities and values for the Village of Upper Falls. Rena cares about the impact to the quality of life in our Village from the proposed Northland build. We fully support Rena’s candidacy for our next Ward 5 Ward Councilor.”
Judy Malone and Jack Neville