Brian E. Yates Alderman at Large Ward 5

First Elected to BOA: 1987

Occupational / Professional Experience:

37 years of planning, program development, and advocacy 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


  • 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, 

1094 Chestnut St.

Newton, MA 02464