Wakefield Veterans Advisory Board
Current Board Members
Richard Pearson, USMC
Thomas Collins, U.S. Army
Arthur Wessels Sr, U.S. Army
William Walsh, U.S. Army
James Pinnette, USMC
Daniel Benjamin, USMC
Ryan McLane, U.S. Army
Alicia Reddin, U.S. Navy
Past Board Members
Jim Smith, USMC
Tom Lyons, USMC
The Wakefield Veterans Advisory Board was established by the Board of Selectmen in 2012 to provide recommendations to the Town Manager and to oversee the operations of the Wakefield Veteran Services office.
The exists to bring accountability and provide a strong veteran voice to policies and procedures affecting Wakefield veterans.
Early accomplishments of the Wakefield Veterans Advisory Board include the rededication of the Wakefield Welcome Home Sign, the redesign of the Memorial pictures in the Galvin Middle School and the creation of the Wakefield Veteran Relief Fund.
Additionally, members of the Wakefield Veterans Advisory Board assist the Wakefield American Legion in planning, staffing and advertising the Veterans Day and Memorial Day ceremonies.
The board holds public meetings on the third Wednesday of the month excluding July, August and December. All veterans and residents of Wakefield are welcomed to attend.