Frongillo returned home in 2019 after accepting a position with BW Research, an economic research firm based in Wrentham, MA. In his role as a research analyst, Cobi collects, manages, analyzes, and presents data for government and nonprofit clients. The firm specializes in energy – particularly clean energy – workforce studies, but also conducts important research on municipalities, diversity and inclusion, and regional employment.
Since returning to Franklin, Cobi has pursued positions on both the Franklin Planning Board and Franklin Conservation Commission and has become increasingly involved with the Franklin-Bellingham Rail Trail Committee, the Franklin Downtown Partnership, Franklin Area Against Racism, the Metacomet Land Trust, and various committee meetings. Cobi was elected to the Town Council in a Special Election on December 5, 2020.
Outside of his career and public service, Cobi is an avid road-tripper, an explorer of local wonders, a runner and biker, a trivia night regular, a faithful Boston sports fan, a lover of board games, and a massive soccer nerd. The namesake of a national soccer legend, Cobi has played, watched, coached, and refereed soccer since the day he could run.