Greenfield Democratic Town Committee announces new leadership


The Greenfield Democratic Town Committee (GDTC) elected new leadership at its November reorganizational meeting. The committee reorganizes its leadership team of officers every two years in accordance with its bylaws.

On Nov. 18, the GDTC unanimously elected Pete Brown as chair, Adrienne Núñez as vice chair, Jennifer Stromsten as treasurer, and Danielle Letourneau as secretary, and re-elected Nicole Letourneau as affirmative action and outreach coordinator. Previously, former Vice Chair Elizabeth Fisk served as interim chair since January 2020, when then-Chair Danielle Letourneau stepped down from that role. Danielle Letourneau had served as chair of the committee since November 2016.

“We’ve made good progress over the last few years, especially in local races here in Greenfield,” Brown said. “This is a great team of officers. We’re looking forward to building momentum heading into 2021. This past year has been a big challenge for everyone in our community, and we’re excited to get a lot of new folks involved and active.”

Pete Brown works in technology and education, most recently serving as director of technology for CIS Abroad in Easthampton. He joined the GDTC in 2017, and served as secretary from 2017 to 2020. He has lived in Greenfield since 2008.

Adrienne Núñez is a Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is former chair of the Greenfield School Committee; a graduate of the Women’s Fund Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact (LIPPI); former intern to Massachusetts State Representative Paul Mark; and a 2020 Civic Action Project Fellow. She is currently a research consultant at the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center.

Jennifer Stromsten has lived in Greenfield since 2003. She has served on the Greenfield Cultural Council, and currently serves on the GCET Board and Public Safety Building Committee. She is director of programs at a regional economic development agency in Brattleboro, VT.

Danielle Letourneau is chief of staff to Greenfield Mayor Roxann Wedegartner. She has worked in media distribution, political campaigns, nonprofit operations, and leadership. She has been a member of GDTC since 2008. She served as a Greenfield City Councilor from 2006-2011.

Nicole Letourneau is a writer and content developer at Northfield Mount Hermon School. She previously was press secretary to U.S. Congressman John W. Olver and legislative aide to Massachusetts State Representative John Merrigan. She has also been an independent consultant and worked at Stoneleigh-Burnham School, the National Low Income Housing Coalition, and the Union-News and Sunday Republican newspaper.

The next meeting of the GDTC will be held on Dec. 10 from 6-7 pm on Zoom to accommodate the winter holidays. The GDTC normally meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

The committee does not charge membership fees or dues, but accepts donations anytime; contributions can be made via ActBlue, or checks made payable to the Greenfield Democratic Town Committee and sent to 40 Russell St., Greenfield, MA 01301.

For more information about the Greenfield Democratic Town Committee, contact Pete Brown 413-376-4306 or pete@greenfielddemocrats.org, or visit the GDTC Facebook page.