Michaiah Healy for Select Board

Letters to the Editor

Originally Published March 12, 2020 in the Arlington Advocate

As a Town Meeting member, I have seen that members of Town Meeting and the Select Board are thoughtful people working towards Arlington’s best interest. I have also seen that there are many voices in Arlington who are rarely heard in Town Hall. Arlington will be a better community and a better place to live if everyone is brought to the table. It is for this reason I enthusiastically support the candidacy of Michaiah Healy for Select Board.

I have known Michaiah for many years and have been increasingly impressed by her leadership, wisdom and ability to build consensus. In her role as co-chair of Envision Arlington’s Diversity Task Group, Michaiah actively worked to bring new voices into town hall. She has listened to and advocated for the inclusion of all viewpoints as she has worked with town leadership including the members of the Select Board and the town manager. She has the wisdom and patience to find creative solutions to the complicated issues facing our town.

As a member of the Select Board, Michaiah will bring a new breadth of understanding of the needs, hopes and fears of our community to town leadership.

— Rebecca Persson, Fremont Street