Best Form of Contact: E-mail, Telephone or US Mail

First Elected: 1987

Occupational / Professional Experience:

  • 37 years of planning, program development, and advocay at Community Teamwork Inc., the Greater Lowell Community Action Agency and Northeastern Massachusetts Regional Housing Agency and Housing Consumer Education Center

Current Board Committee Assignments:

  • Zoning & Planning
  • Public Safety & Transportation

City Based Issues of Particular Interest:

  • Historic Preservation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Open Space
  • Historic Burying Grounds
  • Tourism Development
  • Main Street Economic Development for village revitalization


  • Education
    • Boston University, Master of Urban Affairs,
    • Boston College, Bachelor of Arts,
    • Newton Public Schools (Newton South High, Meadowbrook Junior High, Emerson Elementary
  • Friends of the Newton Free Library, Former Vice-President
  • Friends of Hemlock Gorge, Founder and current President, www.hemlockgorge.org
  • Website: www.brianyates.org  (includes links to Main Street informaiton



Brian E. Yates
Councilor At Large
Ward 5

1094 Chestnut St.
Newton, MA 02464

My campaign for re-election in 2017 is now underway. Please look through this website for information on my qualifications, viewpoints, and accomplishments.


Brian E. Yates Councilor At Large