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Want To Help Out With The Fields Project?

Three new subcommittees will be formed to help with variety of tasks needed to help make the fields project a reality.

The committee spearheading the development of Lynnfield's fields complex is forming several subcommittees that town residents can get involved with.

At their meeting on Thursday night, fields committee members announced the creation of three subcommittees that interested citizens can inquire about joining.

One subcommittee would work on assessment, design and construction details of the project, assisting a consultant who will eventually be hired by the town to oversee these areas. For example, subcommittee members may help to document the use of the current town fields and to talk to the recreational groups and others about future field needs - or other ideas for passive recreation activities on the site, such as trails, boat launch, etc. Those with an interest in helping out with the cost estimate, infrastructure planning and similar tasks may also be interested in this subcommittee.

The second committee subcommittee would focus on fundraising. Organizers have maintained from the start that the fields project will depend in large measure on grants, private funds and other sources. Prospective members of this subcommittee would help with things like identifying grant opportunities and other private funding sources, as well as details like deadlines. This subcommittee would also be involved with developing the structure of a non-profit entity and with considering other possible fundraising ideas or events in town.

Finally, a third subcommittee would focus on building popular and political support for the project. Prospective members could reach out to state lawmakers with an eye on further funding options, while also working to build popular support for the fields project among town voters.

Anybody interested in joining one of these subcommittees can email fields committee chairman Arthur Bourque at abourque@surv.com.

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