My name is Jill Hai and I am a first-term member of the Lexington Board of Selectmen. As a 24-year resident with children who attended the public schools, I know our community and have actively supported it. I served as President of the Bridge School PTA, on the Safe Routes to School Committee, the Town Sidewalk Committee, the Lexington 300th Incorporation Weekend Committee, and the Boards of the Lexington Education Foundation and Temple Isaiah. As a member of Town Meeting for over a decade and as a former member and Chair of the Capital Expenditures Committee, I have extensive knowledge of Lexington government and good working relationships with many of the staff and volunteers. Professionally, I was a Labor and Employment attorney and HR director.
My professional background and volunteer experience have taught me to approach issues by seeking diverse opinions, listening to others, researching the facts and evaluating critically. I look forward to hearing the views of everyone in our community and working with colleagues to build consensus and reach the wisest decisions possible on the issues facing Lexington today.
As Chair of the Capital Expenditures Committee, I know firsthand that we have many challenging decisions to make about how to keep Lexington strong and vibrant. There are large, pivotal, capital projects coming before the town and the way we plan for, decide on and fund those projects will help shape the future of Lexington.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions or issues you would like to discuss.
Jill holds office hours in the Selectmen’s office at the Town Office Building (1625 Mass Ave) every Thursday, 3-4pm.
You can also arrange to meet Jill by appointment by using the Contact Form on this site.