In October 2021, Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn selected Faye L. Morrision to head Medford’s new Parking Department. Faye will begin her role with the City of Medford as of October 18, 2021 and will work with the City’s implementation team leading up to the launch of Medford’s inaugural Parking Department in January 2022.
Earlier this year Mayor Lungo-Koehn announced that the City will not extend its contract with third-party vendor ParkMedford when it expires in January. Following the launch of an in-house Parking Department, under Morrison’s direction, the City will work to increase staffing and operations in the following months and years as operations expand.
Ms. Morrison joins the City of Medford after serving as Parking Manager for the City of Newton for the past five years. In Newton, Ms. Morrison played a critical role in unifying parking operations from four divisions into one and was responsible for managing meter audits and parking control operations, overseeing Parking Clerks, maintaining pavement markings, and other essential parking operations for the City. Prior to her role in Newton, Ms. Morrison also worked in the Office of the Massachusetts Secretary of State, served as an Administrative Assistant for CISCO Systems, and served six years as member of the Board of Selectmen in the Town of Ayer, Massachusetts.
As part of the contract with ParkMedford, the City will take ownership of all parking-related resources and materials, including parking kiosks, meters, databases and related information when the contract expires.
The city is planning a series of public meetings and opportunities for community input beginning in Fall 2021. For information on the Commission on Parking Policy & Enforcement, and the final report, visit www.medfordma.org/boards/parking-policy.