A graduate of Suffolk University Law School in 1982 and the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in 1978, Tim has worked his entire career in Essex County. A native of Quincy, Massachusetts, Tim Houten has many clients in Norfolk County.
Mr. Houten’s legal experience in real estate, banking and collection matters has resulted in his appointment to the Industrial Credit Union Board, where he has served since 2000. Tim represents the ICU on many matters in Essex County, Boston, and throughout the Commonwealth. The ICU Board is responsible for hiring and reviewing the Credit Union president, making recommendations on salaries and retention of key employees, and approving all investments, mortgages and loans. Mr. Houten is a member of the Credit Union’s Audit Committee.
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An active citizen, Tim Houten has been on the Middleton Board of Selectmen since 1990, the Middleton Electric Light Commission since 2009, the Middleton Board of Trade since 1990, the Middleton 1728 (Kiwanis) Club, where he is past president, since 1994, the board of the Friends of Middleton Scouting, and The Middleton Master Plan Committee. Attorney Houten was elected to the Board of Directors of the Thomson Country Club in 2012. A resident of Middleton, Tim is married and his two children are a product of the Middleton public schools.
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When asked about the Board of Selectman, Mr. Houten pointed out that their duties included working with various diverse and competing community groups, leading and guiding the town. “As Chairman and member of the board, we have overseen the hiring and appointment of the assistant town manager, police chief and fire chief. We have secured funding and built a new elementary school, increased the size and staffing of the police department, and funded and built the new town library addition. In addition the board conducts hearings regarding the issuance or revocation of all licenses including: victular, liquor, automobile dealer and various other licenses. I have been elected by municipal voters for five consecutive terms and serve as a member of the By-Law review committee and the Master Plan Committee.”
Regarding his service on the Electric Light Commission, Attorney Houten notes that they are “responsible for the oversight for a Municipal Electric Company serving the Town of Middleton; responsible setting of electric rates, determining PILOT payments, and determining employee compensation packages. The board implemented the department’s website, it conducts an annual review of the Electric Light Department manager and sets future goals and approves the department’s budget. In addition we conduct hearings regarding a range of issues including consumer complaints.”