About George

George is a lifelong resident of Waltham. He graduated from Waltham High School and from Boston University cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering. He has worked for Harvard-Smithsonian, Digital Equipment, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, Fast Search and Transfer, Asasa, in a variety of technical positions. His expertise is in search engines, big data, data analytics, search derivative applications and data processing.

George served as a member and later chairperson of the Waltham Conservation Commission from 1996 until 2006. George is the co-founder, along with local environmentalist, Gloria Champion, of the Waltham Land Trust and serves on its board of directors. The Waltham Land Trust is an organization dedicated to environmental protection, advocacy and education. He also serves on the board of Healthy Waltham, an organization concerned with health education, chronic disease prevention and food security.

In fall of 2003 George ran for the open Ward 3 City Council seat, vacated by then Ward 3 Councillor Michael Squillante. Initially his campaign focused on protecting the vast acreage of state owned land in North Waltham that was at peril to be sold to developers. What began as an environmental quest has transformed into advocacy for open and transparent government, ADA access, protection of remaining farmland in Waltham, advocacy for pedestrian sidewalks and bicycle lanes, rezoning for cat shelters, advocacy for public Wi-Fi throughout Waltham, and most importantly protection of the quality of life for the residents of North Waltham.

George has successfully fought to preserve the last remaining open spaces in North Waltham, including the former Metropolitan State Hospital (50 acre front lawn and 230 acres of Beaver Brook North Reservation), former Fernald Developmental Center (196 acres), former Gaebler Hospital (7 acres), Shay's Pond (35 acres), Lot 1 at Bow Street (7 acres), Wellington House (1/2 acre), Arrigo Farm (4 acres) and the UMASS Field Station on Beaver Street (58 acres). North Waltham has become an accidental wilderness area that many Waltham residents now enjoy every day.

George and his late mother Janet Darcy, 2010

 

George

781-266-8888     gadarcy@gmail.com

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