Bob’s involvement with the Bolton Conservation Trust started shortly after its founding in 1975. In 1976, he and his wife, Alice, bought the Moses Wilder homestead in front of the Lime Kiln on Main Street as part of the first Trust land transaction. The remaining portion of the land was sold to the Town and has become the Lime Kiln and Quarry conservation area.
A Director of the Trust since 2000 and President for a year, he has also held a number of Town positions associated with conservation and the environment including member and chair of the Conservation Commission, member and chair of the Board of Health and chair of the Long Range Planning Committee. He is a professional engineer and project manager who recently retired from AECOM as VP and the Director of the Enterprise Project Management Office after 40 years in engineering and operations, primarily associated with international operations and large infrastructure projects. He has traveled extensively in the US and internationally with his family throughout his career.
His interest in conservation and preservation go back to the 1960’s in Croton-on-Hudson, New York where he built wooden boats and taught sailing on the Hudson River. His concern about the Hudson’s extensive water pollution led him to membership in the Clearwater organization, the centerpiece of which was the construction of the Hudson River Sloop “Clearwater” which became an ambassador for the cleanup.
Bob and Alice have restored the Moses Wilder house and reconstructed the barn and traditionally equipped stone blacksmith shop, the original of which was moved to Old Sturbridge Village before they purchased to property. They actively maintain the Horton and Rattlesnake Hill trails and are very active supporters of Trust activities. Their daughter, Rachel, and son, Max, have had leadership roles in the Trust’s Tom Denney Nature Camp.
Meg O'Leary has lived in Bolton since 2003 along with her husband John and their two young daughters. She's an active member of the Bolton Community, serving as a member of the Bolton School Donations Committee, a director of the Holy Trinity Parish Council where she has also been a religious education teacher, and as a volunteer in the Bolton Conservation Trust’s Four Winds environmental education program for the last six years. Last year, Meg co-led the initiative to create the new FSS playground and turf field which sits behind our elementary school.
Outside of Bolton, Meg owns a public relations agency -- InkHouse -- with offices located in Waltham and San Francisco which for the last three years has been recognized as one of the fastest growing agencies in the nation.
Bob Roemer, Co-Chair
Meg O'Leary, Co-Chair
Bolton Town Common Initiative Committee
Our place-making initiative is being led by a team of more than two dozen residents with a shared passion for creating our Town Common. We welcome your involvement. The Initiative is being led by our two co-chairs:
Sponsored by the Bolton Conservation Trust
The Bolton Town Common Initiative is sponsored by the Bolton Conservation Trust, a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the rural heritage and natural assets of Bolton, Massachusetts.