Vote Tina McBride


Planning Board

"As a professional planner, former Planning Board chairperson, and current Permanent Building Committee member, I find it encouraging that the Planning Board is having a competitive race for two seats. 

I strongly encourage you to consider Tina McBride for the Lexington Planning Board. Tina has worked on zoning and regulatory issues in Lexington for 10 years and brings a fresh new perspective to the land use, zoning and development opportunities facing the citizens of Lexington." 

Fred Merrill, FAICP

For the last ten years, I have observed Tina’s work as a Town Meeting Member and on zoning/planning issues. Tina is gifted with the trifecta needed for this demanding Board position: 

1) She understands Lexington’s zoning history and has a sustainable and inclusive vision for its future; 

2) She prepares fully before making decisions and monitors successes in other communities; 

3) She views listening to others as one of the major responsibilities of representing her constituents.

 Elizabeth DeMille Barnett, professional planner, AICP, recipient of Massachusetts Housing Partnership’s Housing Hero Award in 2018

How to help Tina get elected:

1. The coming weekend mornings in town center (9am-1pm Sat, 11-1pm Sun)

2. Early Voting 2/24-3/1

3. On Election Day Tue 3/5/2024 7am-8pm

Thank you!! It is time for new talents to better our beloved town!

Early Voting is open February 24 through March 1 at Cary Hall:

Sat., Feb 24: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Mon., Feb 26: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Tues., Feb 27: 8:30am - 7:00pm

Wed., Feb 28: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Thurs., Feb 29: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Fri., Mar  1: 8:30am - 1:00pm

Coffees and forums Tina will attend:

The Comprehensive Plan is the map that guides the actions of the Planning Board - the stated wishes of what Lexingtonians want from planning decisions.

If elected;

Some of the things I would like to help accomplish through regulation include:


I was born and raised in Lexington, left after my LHS graduation and returned in 2000 after an eighteen year absence to raise my own family.

I love Lexington and have come full circle, growing up on the edge of the Great Meadow, spending many hours of my youth there and now raising my children at the edge of the Land Locked Forest.

I consider planning for the future of Lexington as vitally important -  looking at development with a wide lens including sustainability, quality of life and pursuing the desires and expectations of Lexington residents as stated in the Comprehensive Plan. 

We need to be thoughtful, creative and thorough in writing bylaws that positively affect all of us for the long-term. 

I am passionate about making positive changes in my hometown.

My goal is to carefully assess all proposals, listen to constituents, and, using the Comprehensive Plan, work with my colleagues and the Planning Staff to realize a thriving, sustainable, equitable and welcoming community that we are all proud to call home.

Relevant Experience


Vote on Tuesday 3/5/2024

Polls are open 7am-8pm