BOARD & MANAGERS

BRAINTREE ELECTRIC LIGHT DEPARTMENT is a public power utility—one of more than 2,000 in the country. Operated as a not-for-profit public service, BELD is overseen by a publicly elected Municipal Light Board. Braintree residents are not only consumers, but owners as well—with a role in deciding how BELD will be operated. We appreciate the support you’ve given the Light Board and BELD’s management and staff as we’ve worked together over the past year to serve the Town of Braintree.

Braintree Municipal Light Board
(Members listed by seat)

1909–1956 Norton P. Potter (47 years)
1956–1960 James H. Dignan (4 years)
1960–1961 Raymond A. Nagle (1 year)
1961–1967 Ernest S. Reynolds (6 years)
1967–1968 Gordon E. Trask (1 year)
1968–1974 William J. Dignan (6 years)
1974–1977 Anthony J. Mollica (3 years)
1977–1983 Dennis M. Corvi (6 years)
1984–1993 Joseph W. Aiello (9 years)
1993–1999 James M. Casey (6 years)
1999–Present Thomas J. Reynolds

1909–1938 Alexander Carson (29 years)
1938–1957 Shelley A. Neal (19 years)
1957–1983 Walter J. Hansen (26 years)
1983–1989 Michael J. Joyce (6 years)
1989–1995 James E. Wentworth (6 years)
1995–1995 Paul E. Caruso (1 year)
1995–2004 Darrin M. McAuliffe (9 years)
2004–Present Anthony L. Agnitti

1909–1925 Charles T. Crane (16 years)
1925–1936 Charles G. Jordan (11 years)
1936–1954 Frank P. Lloyd (18 years)
1954–1955 Ernest T. Fulton (1 year)
1955–1980 Carl W.R. Johnson (25 years)
1980–1981 Guy F. Luke (1 year)
1981–1982 Joseph W. Aiello (1 year)
1982–2006 Guy F. Luke (24 years)
2006–Present James P. Regan

BELD General Managers

1892–1895 Thomas A. Watson (3 years)
1895–1902 Ansel O. Clark (7 years)
1903–1911 Daniel Potter (8 years)
1911–1939 Fred B. Lawrence (28 years)
1939–1954 Ernest T. Fulton (15 years)
1954–1977 Alban G. Spurrell (23 years)
1977–1985 Donald H. Newton (8 years)
1985–2002 Walter R. McGrath (17 years)
2003–present William G. Bottiggi