Bill McGonigle Elected Member of Winchester Town Meeting


Arrowood Associate Bill McGonigle has been newly elected as a Town Meeting Member for Winchester, Massachusetts and was also recently appointed to that town’s Zoning Board of Appeals.

Representing Precinct 3 in Winchester, Mr. McGonigle won his seat as a Town Meeting Member in the March 19th election. He will be sworn in for his three-year term at the town meeting on April 25th. As a member of Winchester’s 192-member legislative body, which meets twice a year, he will deliberate and vote on items of business, known as warrants, related to the town.

Mr. McGonigle also currently serves as one of three regular members of Winchester’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). Appointed by the town’s Select Board, he was chosen to fill a vacancy created by a member who stepped down. He will complete the remainder of that member’s term which expires in 2023.

As a member of the ZBA, Mr. McGonigle hears and votes on issues including applications for special permits, petitions for variances to zoning bylaws, site plan approvals and appeals concerning decisions of the building commissioner.

Mr. McGonigle, who has always been interested in participating in local government, says that serving in these two civic capacities is his way of giving back to his town.

“As a father of young children, I want to be sure families like mine have representation at our town meetings as we plan for our future,” he says. “I’m also very interested in being part of the Winchester ZBA as I believe land use is not only very important but also presents a tangible demonstration of a community’s values.”