Housing Partnership

Mission Statement
 

The mission of the Marshfield Housing Partnership Committee is to identify the needs of residents for affordable housing and develop strategies that are consistent with other town priorities to meet those needs.

Town of Marshfield Community Housing Plan / Final 3/15/04 PDF

The Town of Marshfield is a coastal community located in southeastern Massachusetts in Plymouth County. The Town’s population is 25,500 with a significant increase during the summer months. Marshfield is 31.70 square miles in area and contains 3.25 miles of ocean front property. The town was incorporated in 1640 and has a traditional New England government structure including a three member Board of Selectmen, Town Administrator and Open Town Meeting. Among the basic services provided to residents are public safety, schools, water, and sewer, trash removal, recreation, a public library, and a Senior Center. Best known as the home of Daniel Webster, Marshfield’s rich history of over 350 years dates back to the Pre-Revolutionary War era.

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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
John G. Mather Housing Partnership Coordinator
Dan Gaulin Technical Assistant (617) 584-5424

Members

NameTitleTerm ExpiresPhoneProfile
Robert Carr

Chairperson

2017

(781) 834-1174

Robert Carr is a retired corporate lawyer from Gadsby Hannah, LLP (now McCarter and English, LLP), where he specialized in tax-exempt bonds. During his 29 years as an attorney he has served as bond counsel for the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, Boston Housing Authority, and New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority. Robert Carr has been a resident for 18 years. He and his wife were citizens of the year in 1999 for their leadership in conserving Phillips Farm.

Martine Anderson

2017

(781) 834-4558

A resident of Marshfield since 1963 and a teacher in Marshfield for 38 years, Martine Anderson has served on the Advisory Board, the Recycling Committee, the Capital Budget Committee, the Charter Review Committee and the Marshfield Housing Authority. She currently serves on the Board of the Marshfield Council on Aging. A former Board member of the Food Pantry, she is chair of the Pantry Recipe Committee

Michael Baird

2017

Michael Baird represents the Planning Board on the partnership. He is a real estate attorney, with his office in Marshfield. Prior to establishing his own practice in 2009, Michael worked as the Real Estate Associate for Mofenson Law Office and as a Managing Attorney for Residential Title and Escrow Company.

He has lived in town for eight years, with his wife and family.

Jean McDonald

2017

A resident of Marshfield since 1974. I have served on a Town Meeting Review Committee for 1 year to explore ways to conduct the meeting more efficiently and reduce poor behavior that we were seeing at the meetings. I was first elected to the Marshfield Housing Authority in 2007 and then elected for a second term in 2012. I have served on the Housing Partnership twice as liaison from the Housing Authority. I have volunteered on the meals on wheels program, elder shopping program and as a driver for Sowing Seeds at various times since coming to Marshfield.

Richard Murphy

2017

A resident of Marshfield since 2000 and a Housing Partnership member since 2012. He is a real estate agent with William Raveis and a builder/developer. Prior to being involved in real estate, Rich ran a family business for over 25 years. Rich was a member of the Martinson Elementary School Council and currently volunteers and fundraises for Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Kerry Richardson

2017

(781) 834-0474

A resident of Marshfield since 1999 and a professional in the insurance industry for 35 years, Kerry has served as President of the South Shore Habitat for Humanity Affiliate and the Board of Massachusetts Worker's Compensation Insurance Committee and Joint Liquor Liability Association. Kerry is the Community Preservation Committee's Representative to the Housing Partnership. He is currently involved in other community programs such as the Governor’s Appointee to the Marshfield Housing Authority, Marshfield Local Partnership Committee for South Shore Habitat for Humanity, Operation Helping Hands and the Finance Committee of Sanctuary Church.