George Darcy "Fiat Lux"


George is a lifelong resident of Waltham. He graduated from Waltham High School and from Boston University cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering. He has worked for Harvard-Smithsonian, Digital Equipment, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, Fast Search and Transfer, Asasa, in a variety of technical positions. His expertise is in search engines, big data, data analytics, search derivative applications and data processing.

George served as a member and later chairperson of the Waltham Conservation Commission from 1996 until 2006. George is the co-founder of the Waltham Land Trust. The Waltham Land Trust is an organization dedicated to environmental protection, advocacy and education. He also served on the board of Healthy Waltham, an organization concerned with health education, chronic disease prevention and food security.

In fall of 2003 George ran for the open Ward 3 City Council seat, vacated by then Ward 3 Councillor Michael Squillante. Initially his campaign focused on protecting the vast acreage of state owned land in North Waltham that was at peril to be sold to developers. What began as an environmental quest has transformed into advocacy for open and transparent government, ADA access, protection of remaining farmland in Waltham, advocacy for pedestrian sidewalks and bicycle lanes, advocacy for public Wi-Fi throughout Waltham, and most importantly protection of the quality of life for the residents of Waltham.

George has successfully fought to preserve the last remaining open spaces in North Waltham, including the former Metropolitan State Hospital (50 acre front lawn and 230 Beaver Brook North acreage), Fernald Developmental Center (196 acres), Gaebler (7 acres), Shay's Pond (35 acres), Lot 1 (7 acres), Wellington House (1 acre), Arrigo Farm (4 acres) and the UMASS Field Station on Beaver Street (58 acres). North Waltham has become an accidental wilderness area that many Waltham residents now enjoy every day.

Below is a sample of some of George's publications and writings:

  • "Fernald Developmental Center Update", Waltham Land Trust Journal, Fall 2014, pp. 1, 4.
  • "Former Fernald Wetlands", Waltham Land Trust Journal, Spring 2015, pp. 1, 4-5.
  • Letter to the Editor - Waltham High School, Waltham Daily News Tribune, 2018-03-18
  • In his spare time George enjoys gardening, kayaking, hiking, biking, foreign languages and reading.