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 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.