Town Councilor Bill Boyd was originally elected to the Merrimack Town Council in 2011 and was re-elected in 2020 to a 4th term. The Town manages a $35 million dollar budget with over 200 full-time and part-time employees. Located in Hillsborough County, Merrimack is the eighth-largest municipality in New Hampshire, and was named the 23rd Best Place to Live in the United States by CNN Money Magazine in 2013. His colleagues recently elected him Vice-Chair of the Town Council.
Bill currently serves as the Council’s representative to the Planning Board and the Nashua Regional Planning Commission. He was also appointed by New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu to serve on the New Hampshire Drinking Water and Ground Water Advisory Commission which manages a trust fund offering grants, revolving loans and matching funds to statewide water projects involving infrastructure, source water development, wellhead protection and water quality. Since joining the Council, Bill’s priorities have included government transparency; economic development; tax rate stabilization; maintaining and improving the town’s physical plant, its roads and bridges; and water quality and protection.
Bill is a 1991 graduate of Boston College with a degree in Political Science. Married to his wife, Michele, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, for 17 years, they have a teenage daughter, Jade, who is a freshman at Plymouth State University. They also own the Midnight Run Racing Kennel; home to 24 Alaskan Husky & German Short-Haired Pointer Hybrid Sprint sled dogs. Bill’s personal interests include running, all dog-powered sports (canicross / bikejoring / skijoring / mushing), politics and government, reading, chess, music, Boston sports (including his alma mater, Boston College) and family.
Councilor Boyd's official page can be found here.