Empathy, Professionalism & Experience

Strong & Consistent Leadership
For All of Tewksbury

Re-elect Jayne Wellman! Vote on April 2!

Supporting our first responders

Working with our delegation

Leading on inclusion and equity

Caring for our seniors

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"I respectfully ask for your vote."
Serving Tewksbury for 13 years

How I've served as a Select Board member:

  • Select Board Vice-Chair 2021 - present, Clerk 2019 - 2020

  • Councilor, Northern Middlesex Council of Governments (NMCOG), Assistant Treasurer 2021

  • Lowell Regional Transit Authority Advisory Board

  • Beautification Committee

  • Chair, Tewksbury Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee

  • Partnering with Lowell 5 to create a Rental and Mortgage Assistance Plan during the pandemic with CARES Act funding

  • General Bylaw Committee

  • Constituent Services - advocating for our Veterans, our Seniors, residents in flooded areas

Additional changes and initiatives I’ve advocated for include:

  • Use of ARPA funds for water distribution updates -- and to reduce water-main breaks

  • Passage of a new $15.8 million central fire station

  • A new $98.5 million elementary school

  • Sidewalk development and funding

  • Senior tax relief for our financially vulnerable elders, securing first-responder funding and taking the lead on regional approaches to transportation, affordable housing, and the unhoused via my work with NMCOG


  • Masters in Public Administration candidate, Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire

  • Graduate Certificate in Business, Manning School of Business, UMass Lowell

  • BA in Economics, Tufts University


  • 2016-present: Business administrator for the Town of Reading, where my purview includes communications, risk management, budgets, and analysis

  • 2006-2016: Editor, reporter for the Tewksbury and Wilmington Town Crier newspapers

  • 1999-2001: Research associate, The Patricia Seybold Group


  • Co-Chair, 100 People Who Care Tewksbury

  • Current member, Tewksbury 9-11 Memorial Committee

  • 2017, elected as the first female Town Moderator in Tewksbury.

  • 2016 Cable Advisory Committee, which led to the creation of Tewksbury Telemedia

  • Senior Warden, Christ Church Andover (Vestry, other), 2011-2020

  • Open Space and Recreation Plan committee

  • Founder, Tewksbury Rail Trails

  • Past-President, Tewksbury Rotary Club

  • Member, Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce

  • Junior Achievement instructor

  • And that time I coached youth soccer!

Each of my roles informs the others and creates opportunities for me to grow and challenge myself and the communities in which I work and thrive. Public service is my passion, and going to work every day is something I truly enjoy. The changing nature of municipal governance, the projects and initiatives, and even the problems, make it exciting.

Previous Service to Tewksbury:

In 2008, after serving on the budget advisory committee, I was elected to the School Committee, where I worked with members and staff to:

  • Lead the then 4,411-student system with a $46 million budget through the Great Recession

  • Work the levers of financial strategy with our School Department staff to increase our Chapter 70 aid and fund a new high school

  • Negotiate collective bargaining agreements with our public-sector unions

  • Complete two Superintendent searches