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William F. Martin

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Phone: (413) ***-****  
Local Address:  Greenfield , Massachusetts , United States

Employment History

  • Chairman
  • Director of the Drug Policy Program
    Baker Institute
  • Professor of Religion and Sociology
    Baker Institute
  • File Photo Greenfield Mayor
    The Recorder
  • Mayor, > Greenfield Mayor, William Martin In His Office In the Town Hall
    The Recorder

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Senior Fellow for Religion and Public Policy
    Baker Institute


  • Ph.D.
    Rice University
  • Ph.D.
    Harvard University
  • PhD
190 Total References
Web References
Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst, called a ..., 23 Dec 2015 [cached]
Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst, called a meeting in Boston Tuesday afternoon with Greenfield Mayor William Martin, Franklin County Register John Merrigan and representatives from the state's Department of Housing and Community Development, Trial Court and Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance.
Martin reported the meeting established 9 to 11 steps for the town to take toward a new application out of the regular cycle in January.
The town was rejected this fall for a $2.5 million MassWorks grant to build a roughly 300-space parking garage on Olive Street, and Martin has said Greenfield needs state funding to pay for about 75 percent of the $10 million project. The rest, he added, could come from town borrowing that could be repaid with parking revenues.
Editorial: In race for Greenfield mayor, ..., 28 Oct 2015 [cached]
Editorial: In race for Greenfield mayor, Martin deserves to keep building on his record
As the two-term incumbent mayor, as well as a Greenfield resident with years of experience in government and civic organizations, Martin is the better known of the two. In his earlier tenure as a member of the Greenfield Redevelopment Authority and in his more than six years as mayor, Martin has been a driving force in a number of different community projects, including the building a new high school; starting the solar farm at the transfer station; creating Greenfield Light & Power to provide green electricity and converting the old and vacant town farm to an agricultural enterprise, to name a few.
Martin, a registered nurse who has worked with veterans, says he's just getting started. Remaining on his to-do list is the future of the Lunt property once it has been cleaned up, including a desperately needed drug detox and rehabilitation center; a parking garage to serve the courthouse, downtown and the transportation center; and, of course, a new senior center.
Martin takes issue with criticism that Greenfield's tax rate is among the highest in the state, saying that its lower property values bring average tax bills into the average zone. And his approach to broadening the tax base is more conservative than his opponents; he says the town's job is to prepare itself for enterprises that want to relocate here, not to try and lure them from places like Springfield, Cambridge and Boston.
More troubling, Morey Walker has painted Martin as a bully inside and out of town hall without providing proof to back it up.
But in the end, Martin has shown he can do the job. He knows Greenfield and how it ticks. We look forward to see what he - working in concert with residents, business and educational leaders, and thoughtful people like Morey Walker - can accomplish in the coming years. The Recorder endorses William Martin for mayor.
Recorder file photo Greenfield Mayor ..., 21 July 2015 [cached]
Recorder file photo Greenfield Mayor William Martin in his office in the town hall | Mayor Martin seeks grant for parking garage Mayor Martin seeks grant for parking garage | The Recorder
Mayor Martin seeks grant for parking garage Recorder file photo Greenfield Mayor William Martin in his office in the town hall
Recorder file photo Greenfield Mayor William Martin in his office in the town hall Purchase photo reprints >
Mayor William Martin said if the town receives money from MassWorks this time, it will be used to reduce the town's contribution toward construction, unless the cost has increased since the original estimate.
Martin said he would still like to see the town build a three- or four-story garage with about 300 spaces.
"We're going to need it when the courthouse renovations are complete," said Martin.
He said he is also working with the state to see if the town can access some of the $5 million now, so that it can begin designing the garage.
"Once we can hire an architect, we'll have a pretty good idea about where we're going and what the garage will look like," he said.
The town has talked often over the past decade or so about building a municipal parking garage. Martin was one of the first to discuss the possibility when he was chairman of the Greenfield Redevelopment Authority, before he became mayor in 2009.
Discussions have led town officials to speculate about everything from a four-story garage with offices and retail stores on the top floor to an enclosed walkway to Main Street.
The garage is one of the town's major unfinished projects of the Bank Row Urban Renewal Zone, said Martin. He said he and other town officials envision a garage that would cost about $9 million, and that Town Council had to include the $4 million in this year's capital budget.
"We've known for several years that Greenfield needs more parking - we've done a couple of studies," said Martin.
Martin said the town could know if it is going to receive a grant by the end of the year or beginning of next year.
Uncategorized, 21 June 2015 [cached]
These different policy approaches are important and deserve analysis, said William Martin, director of the Baker Institute's Drug Policy Program.
"Decriminalization is a significant advance over policies based on prohibition and punishment, but as long as cultivation and sale remain illegal, criminals decide to whom and what to sell, and they get to keep the money," he said.
Morals of Micky Dee, 31 July 2012 [cached]
"I find this rather stunning," said William Martin, a professor of religion and sociology at Rice University in Houston and author of "A Prophet With Honor: The Billy Graham Story."
It is disappointing," Martin said.
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