Colleen Thompson - Chair
I was born in Quincy, Massachusetts. My family moved to Hingham and I have spent most of my life on the South Shore. I graduated from Hingham High School and then from Gordon College with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Most of my employment has been in the management of small family-owned businesses on Cape Cod.
I am the youngest of eight children raised by parents who worked hard and knew how to manage a budget. Vacations were spent visiting my aunts and uncles on their farms in Canada. My family taught me that although money is nice, family and how you live your life are more important.
I moved to Plympton in September of 2006. I wanted to live in a rural town in which I could become involved. I have found that here. I like living in Plympton. I also enjoy gardening, making music and participating in the occasional poetry reading at the library.
My husband, Butch and I moved to Plympton in 1992. We have two children who attended the Dennett and Silver Lake Jr and High School. Our children are now grown and have returned to the nest while paying off student loans. I truly enjoying having our children home as I know it is short-lived (?).
We enjoy racing and cruising our sailboat in Buzzards Bay and are fortunate that our children still enjoy racing with us. Is it because the races are sponsored by rum companies and the alcohol flows freely? Whatever the reason, I will take it.
I also enjoy gardening, but have found that I enjoy sailing more and have converted most of my flower beds to low maintenance plants.
Occasionally, you may see my husband and me riding our motorcycles around town. We would like to take a road trip together, but my fear of riding on the highway has made that challenging. Please let me know if you are aware of a non-highway route to New Hampshire.
I am proud to serve as one of your Selectmen. I strive to make thoughtful decisions that will enhance our lives and maintain the Town’s character, without undue impact to our tax burden.
John A Traynor Jr.
A resident of the town since 1970, my wife Brenda and I have deep roots here. All three of our children went through Dennett Elementary and then onto Silver Lake Regional High School. I am a graduate of Bentley College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance.
I have previously served in various roles in town government:
- Plympton Finance Committee -12 years
- Plympton Library Trustee - 8 years
- Plympton Town Moderator - 8 years
- SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives)
- Plympton Garden Club
- Plympton Historical Society
- Upland Club (past President, VP, Treasurer and Director)
I am delighted to be serving on the Board of Selectmen.