Shelley Brindle for Mayor


Shelley Brindle knows how to bring people together to make big things happen. As the first woman in the executive suite at HBO, Shelley fostered a culture of innovation and collaboration that lead the network through its digital transformation and transformed the way we watch TV. As your Mayor, Shelley will establish a vision for Westfield that delivers long-term sustainable growth.

Bringing ‘fresh eyes’ and a spirit of innovation, she is committed to advancing our town in an ever-changing economic landscape to ensure Westfield thrives well into the future. To accomplish this, Shelley will: 

1) CHART A VISION for the future that embraces growth, innovation, and new technology to reignite our historic downtown, and ensure the long-term vibrancy of Westfield.

2) EMPOWER OUR RESIDENTS by creating a governing culture that reflects the inclusive spirit of our community with transparency, accountability, and the opportunity to serve.

3) CHALLENGE THE BUDGET to reexamine how we spend, redefine what we get, and reimagine how we will grow.

4) CHAMPION ISSUES THAT MATTER TO YOU. One seat ride, public safety, historical preservation, road maintenance, sidewalk repair, and parking to name a few. Your issues are Shelley’s issues.

Shelley is eager and ready to put her talent to work for Westfield. She retired from HBO last year to pursue a new chapter in public service, a value instill in her by her dad’s sacrifice as an Air Force pilot killed in Vietnam, and her mom’s resilience in raising three kids on her own.

Westfield has been home for Shelley and her family for 23 years. She and her husband Kip have 3 kids, all educated in Westfield’s public schools, and have long been active members of our community; Kip blazed his own trail as President of the Washington School PTO, Cub Scout leader, basketball coach, Westfield Boosters member and regular volunteer at the VA. Like a lot of Westfield residents, commitment and service to Westfield is a family effort.

No stranger to being involved and working to make a positive impact, Shelley is a Global Ambassador for Vital Voices, mentoring emerging women leaders; a founding member of Plum Alley Investments, which supports female-founded companies; and a member of the Board of the Westfield Day Care Center and the Westfield Foundation. She previously served on the President's Working Group at the University of Virginia, where she earned a BA and managed the football team. Shelley and her family have fostered over 100 dogs, and have two of their own.

Her love of Westfield and concern for the Downtown vacancies reflecting a general culture of complacency, is what compelled Shelley to run for Mayor. In her own words: “I have the skills, I have the time, and I want to get to work for the people of Westfield. What better way than to channel this energy into the Mayor’s office? I’m running because we deserve more, we can do better, and together we will.”


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  • Margaret Debowski
    followed this page 2017-10-29 10:28:02 -0400
  • Aislyn Boran
    commented 2017-10-26 18:42:53 -0400
    Hoping you could comment on any progress towards full day kindergarten in WF? If this isn’t a mayoral responsibility, could you please direct us to the candidate who can answer? Also, is there any chance of lowering property taxes? Noting that the previous questions are related, given our high tax rate and a practical lack of public full-day kindergarten.