Preservation Fund Board

Louis DiMola – Chair

Louis was a founding board member and past president of Indian Hill Music. He served on the board of Loaves and Fishes for 8 years. He, also, served as president and co-chaired the capital campaign for their new building in Devens, MA. Most recently, Louis was a founding board member and treasurer of Groton Neighbors. Louis and his wife, Ginny Koslow, have lived in Groton for almost 40 years. They have two children, Meredith and Andrew. Louis is president and owner of A.M Transportation Services, Inc., Ayer, MA, a logistics company.

Hon. Robert S. Hargraves – Emeritus

Massachusetts House of Representatives – 16 years. Labor Relations Specialist – 3 years.  High School / Middle School Principal – 25 years. High School Mathematics Teacher – 8 years.
C.A.G.S. Boston University; M. Ed. University of Fitchburg; B.S. University of Maine.
Married 55 years to Ellen; 2 daughters, 1 son, 9 grandchildren.

Allen King – Treasurer

Allen started the Old Groton Meeting House Advisory Committee 6 years ago. We had a conditions assessment completed by Spencer & Vogt Group. Based on the study, funds were raised with donations and a grant from the CPA for Phase I, the restoration of the clock and steeple. ( In 2014, Steve Lieman took over the committee chair as I moved to Venice, Fl for the winters ) He is also on the First Parish Church Building and Grounds Committee. Additionally he serves on the Groton Historic Commission. He is retired from Mortgage Guarantee Insurance Company.

Michelle Collette – Board Member

Michelle and her husband Stephen moved to Groton in 1971 and raised their family here. For 35 years, Michelle served as Town Planner and Land Use Director for the Town of Groton. She served on numerous Boards and Committees over the years with a focus on environmental and housing issues. Now retired, she continues to serve as the Town’s Stormwater Inspector and ADA Coordinator. Most recently, Michelle was appointed to the Groton Historical Society Board of Directors.

Michael LaTerz – Board Member

Since 2013, Michael has served as a member of the Groton Historical Commission. Major projects have included an initiative to place the Old Groton Meeting House on the National Historic Register; to document, restore, and register the Groton Milestone Markers, Memorial stones, and other Groton historic assets. Michael is a founding member of the Boston Writers Group, 1989 – 1999; and publisher of the online news digest DrumBeat, 2002-2004. Over 40 years as a technical writer in the New England region.

Steve Lieman – Liaison to First Parish Board and Congregation

Steve played a key funding and grant writing role raising $341,000 for the just completed Meeting House Phase 1 Rehabilitation and Preservation Project. This included vital and urgent work on the bell tower and steeple and the successful restoration and re-installation of Buddy, the Meetinghouse’s Weather-vane. Steve is Chair of First Parish’s Old Groton Meeting House Advisory Committee and Project Leader for First Parish’s Phase 2 preservation efforts planned for 2018.

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