Thursday, September 27, 2018

Meet the Memorial SBC Community Representatives!

In the Spring of 2016, the MERSD School Committee appointed a team of Manchester and Essex residents to serve as the Memorial School Building Committee. The Massachusetts School Building Authority requires the school building committee to be made up of town representatives (Manchester and Essex) with backgrounds from construction, architecture, landscape, and education, as well as the district superintendent of schools, a school committee member, the school principal, district schools' facility management director, at least one teacher from the school, a member of the finance committee or local budget official, and a representative from an office authorized by law to construct school buildings. Manchester and Essex residents serve on the committee.  

MBTS   - Community Representatives
Essex – Community Representatives
Remko Breuker – Architect (Brueker Design)
Jake Foster – Educator (STEM Learning Design)
Gordon Brewster PE – Senior Project Manager (SMMA)
Charlie Hay AIA – President, Managing Partner (Tappe Architects)
Sarah Hammond Creighton - GM (Appleton Farms) and LEEP AP (Green Buildings)
Alva Ingaharro - Project Manager & IT Professional (Amadeus)
George Scharfe – Executive Engineering/Construction, (John A. Penney Co., Inc.)
Maggie Tomaiolo – Educator (Manchester Memorial School)
Adam Zaiger – Attorney (Choate Hall & Stewart LLP)    
Tyler Virden – VP & Project Executive (Windover)

MBTS – Town Board Representative
Essex – Town Board Representative
Andy Oldeman – Principal/Director of Engineering (SMMA) and MBTS Finance Committee
Lisa O’Donnell – Structural Engineer (LJO Engineering) and Essex Board of Selectmen
Caroline Weld – School Committee       
Annie Cameron – School Committee

The MSBC has carried out all phases of the Massachusetts School Building Authority building process, including feasibility, design, and construction, complying with proscribed MSBA procedures and policies and maximizing the District’s reimbursement application for renovations, additions, and/or construction of a new school.  Through this process, the MSBC has worked to find fiscally responsible, forward-thinking solutions for the Manchester elementary school building that meet the needs of the District’s current and future curriculum, is mindful of future maintenance and the impact on the environment, serves the school community, and is supported by voters in Manchester and Essex, as well as the MSBA.

For more information, including drafted architectural designs for the proposed building, budget information and Memorial Project FAQs please visit the Memorial School Building page.