My name is Josh Lioce and I am a 3rd Generation Milfordian. I graduated from Milford High School in 1997. While attending college, I was hired as the first Director of the Milford Youth Center during its infancy, where I served for 2 years. After obtaining my Real Estate license and working in the industry for 2 years (and at the ripe old age of 23) I opened my real estate office, Lioce Properties, Inc. in January 2003 right here in Milford, where we just celebrated our 17 Anniversary. In 2004, I married my wife, Julie Orczyk, who is also a lifelong Milford resident. We have two beautiful children... our daughter Ava Rose is 13 years old and our son Nicholas Rocco is 10 years old.
The knowledge that I have gained over the past 17 years of building a successful business combined with my many years as a Town Meeting member, and going into my 4th year on the Board of Assessors has given me a powerful combination of municipal understanding with real world business know how. I feel that I have the exact background needed to best enhance the Board of Selectmen.
As a member of the Board of Selectmen, I plan on increasing our attention on the downtown revitalization. Milford’s Downtown is the gateway for business and residents and it needs a long-term strategy to ensure it can thrive as we move into the future. I plan on working to increase the Neighborhood Task Force’s focus and presence. Blight, sanitary violations and overcrowding continue to be a problem for our town. We must have a clear set of goals and objectives for our Task Force and work towards holding property owners accountable. As I already have as elected official that is part of the financial team, I will continue to work to maintain the sound fiscal position that our Town has worked to achieve through being fiscally responsible. From a fiscal standpoint, we are the envy of hundreds of towns in the Commonwealth. Like many, I have seen the effects of this crisis and the pain it causes. I plan on continuing to work with local and state organizations to fight the
growing opioid epidemic. I want to work to increase communication with ALL Boards and Committees in town. As a member of the Board of Assessors, I have seen the holes in communication and the issues it can create. As a Business owner... clear and concise communication is paramount to have a successful organization. When it breaks down, the organization becomes paralyzed. I plan on working to create better lines of communications between all town boards and committees so that the common good of our town can be better understood by those working to move us forward.
Thank you for your time. I welcome your questions and call and I hope that I am able to earn your vote on Tuesday April 7th.