Sharon M. Pollard, Festival Founder

Sharon Pollard is the founder of the Festival of Trees.  She is a former president of the Festival and currently serves as vice president for historic preservation. Sharon also serves as a board member of the Methuen Historical Society, is a member of the Methuen Historical Commission, and an appointed member of the Methuen Preservation Committee.

A former Mayor of Methuen, Sharon was elected to four terms in the Massachusetts Senate.  She also served as Secretary of Energy Resources in the Dukakis Administration.  Sharon holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Dunbarton College in Washington, DC and was awarded an honorary doctorate in Public Service from North Adams State College.

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