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The Biography of Mayor William F. Martin
Mayor Martin InaugurationWilliam Martin is a life-long resident of Greenfield.  Since his election to the Town Council in 2004, he has served on every sub-committee of the Council and has chaired the Appointments and Ordinance Committee, the Community Relations Committee and the Local Options Committee.  He also served on multiple community task forces, commitees and projects as well as coaching community youth basketball and baseball.

Mayor Martin is proud to be the first student in the School of Nursing to receive the Chancellor's Community Service Award from UMass in 1993. In 1997, he received the Veteran of the Year Award from the American Legion. He is the author of "VeteCare", a comprehensive state veterans care plan. In 1992, he received the Greenfield Community Access Television Producer Award for the production of a Veterans News program.

Mayor Martin is married to Isabel Field, a retired Special Education Teacher, and resides at 125 Old Albany Road.  He has three children: Danielle, Catherine and Jarod and a granddaughter Cadence.

                * Holy Trinity School
                * Greenfield High School (1962)
                * Greenfield Community College, A.A., A.S. (1991)
                * University of Massachusetts, BSN (1994)

                * The Elizabeth Home, Inc. (est. 1972 - 2009)
                * Real Estate Sales Broker and Package Development (1970-1990)

                * US Army (1966-1968) Ft. Benning, GA ; Ft. Sam Houston, TX;
                         Vietnam; Valley Forge Hospital, PA
                * Combat Medic 1st Air Cavalry Division Airmobile
                * 3 Bronze Stars with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters for Valor
                * Army Commendation Medal with Valor
                * Combat Medical Badge, Air Medal

                * Department of Veterans Affairs (Retired)

                * Registered Nurse (Massachusetts)
                * Construction Supervisor (Massachusetts)
                * Former Licensed Real Estate Broker

                * Former Precinct 7 Councilor (elected 2003)
                * Former Vice-President, City Council, (elected 2007)
                * Greenfield Redevelopment Authority, Former Chair (appointed 2003)
                * Vietnam Veterans of Massachusetts, Inc., Current Board Member
                * Current Member: 
                                   Greenfield Elks #1296
                                   American Legion Post 81
                                   Veterans of Foreign Wars, #9874
                                   Vietnam Veterans of America
                                   Disabled American Veterans
                                   Landlord Business Association
                                   Country Club of Greenfield
                                   YMCA of Greenfield

                * Commissioner, Greenfield Housing Authority
                * Member, Greenfield Planning Board
                * Founder - 1st President, Vietnam Veterans of America,
                  Chapter #50 Greenfield, MA
                * Charter Board Member, Vietnam Veterans of America, Washington, DC
                * Massachusetts State Council, Vietnam Veterans of America
                * Past Exalted Ruler, Fraternal Order of Elks #1296