June 9, 2017
I have known and worked with Holli Andrews for approximately 5 years. In that time, she has never failed to amaze me with both her work ethic and her enthusiasm for the work she was doing. Very much a self-starter she was always able to frame issues and problems, identify solutions… and then go get them done. Her energy level is extraordinary.
Ms. Andrews’s education as a planner and urban designer has benefitted everyone who has worked with her as she applied her learned skills to the task of re-creating a blighted suburban town into a vibrant soon-to-be city. Not only colleagues, but Framingham’s citizenry will be the beneficiaries of her cerebral insights as to what “ought to be” instead of “what is.”
Finally, her caring and compassion towards those less fortunate than most of us, with the thought that there should be a place for everyone, is what really sets her apart from the average person. The notion that there is strength in diversity is not lost on Holli. As noted in the Jane Jacobs quote at the end of her emails… Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because - and only when - they are created by everybody.
Ed Carr, Director
MetroWest Regional Transit Authority