Mayor of Melrose
Paul Brodeur has been an important ally in ELM’s work to restore the environmental budget and increase home energy efficiency audits. He was also a strong supporter of the Greenworks program, offering an amendment to ensure water infrastructure resiliency projects would be eligible for funding. If elected Mayor, Representative Brodeur has ambitious plans to prioritize open green space and keep Melrose on the path to becoming a NetZero community by 2050. His plans to educate the public on recycling guidelines and pilot a curbside composting program would dramatically reduce the city’s solid waste. Representative Brodeur has also pledged that maintaining and improving local parks will be a priority for his administration if elected.
Lynn City Council, Ward 6
Cinda is an active member of the community, participating in the Lynn Rotary Club, volunteering with Kakrona Center, serving on the board of Arts After Hours, Community Path of Lynn Coalition, co-founding the Voices of Lynn festival. She graduated from Lynn public schools before attending North Shore Community College and then UMass Boston. She has held multiple positions at the State House and understands the intricacies of state and local government and connecting with constituents to provide resources.
Taunton Municipal Light Plant Commission
Electing dedicated, qualified members to local light and power commissions and boards will improve transparency and make progress toward transitioning our energy grid to efficient and renewable sources. If elected, James will implement a new comprehensive and coordinated energy efficiency program, prioritizing the least efficient properties in TMLP territory. He also plans to implement an electrification program including space heating, water heating, and electric vehicles and increase the amount of renewable energy in our portfolio.
Boston City Council, District 1
ELM is proud to support Edwards in this important race for Boston’s 1st District (which encompasses East Boston, North End and Charlestown) because of her commitment to the environmental issues and her belief that accelerating development should always consider the well being of ordinary citizens while promoting and protecting the city’s unique and fragile environment.
Worcester City Council
We are excited to support Etel Haxhiaj for her commitment to the environment and her experience as a community activist. She has worked as a legal advocate in the Attorney General’s office, a board member of the YWCA and on several city boards and commissions. Most recently she worked as an organizer for Mothers Out Front to protect children’s health from the dangers of gas leaks. She has also been an activist and outspoken supporter of Black Lives Matter.
Mayor of Easthampton
We proudly support Nicole LaChapelle for her second term as mayor of Easthampton. She served on the Easthampton Zoning Board of Appeals for nine years where she advocated for environmentally conscious and protective measures for conservation areas and worked on Easthampton’s first two 40B applications. She was a member of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs subcommittee, where she put forward strong proposals that identified environmental issues as social and climate justice concerns that needed to be addressed by the development and business community as downtown Holyoke looked at redevelopment.
Mayor of Brockton
Pereira has demonstrated a deep commitment to Brockton’s development in the areas of youth advocacy, economic inequality, and environmental justice. He currently serves as a community and transportation planner where he is tasked to address the physical, social, and economic development of Brockton and other surrounding municipalities. He is also a board member of the Massachusetts Bicycle Association where he advocates for a healthy and sustainable future.
Mayor of Worcester
ELM supports the re-election of Mayor Petty due to his proven track record of leadership on environmental issues and his commitment to making Worcester a more sustainable community.
Over the past six years, Petty has overseen the ongoing renaissance of Worcester into a vibrant, growing and increasingly livable mid-size city, all the while keeping the city focused on its responsibility to sustainability and environmental innovation.