Letters to the Editor
Originally Published March 19, 2020 in the Arlington Advocate
Please vote for Michaiah Healy for Select Board in the upcoming 2020 town election. As a brown woman who would like to see more compassionate, diverse and strong town leadership, I am glad to be backing the town’s historic first woman of color running for this position.
I have gotten to know Michaiah as a co-chair for the Arlington Diversity Task Group (DTG) as a thoughtful, inclusive, kind consensus builder and leader with a desire to make Arlington a place that is great for everyone! We need the skill sets she brings to the table of having worked with diverse communities such as her leadership with the Diversity Task Group and Envision Arlington, building communities as a pastor and organizing and supporting communities with her work as a disability advocate. She is humble, detail oriented and is a doer who has the experience and willingness to be open to all viewpoints and help guide the conversation to action.
Even her values spell out Representation, Equity, Sustainability, Public Safety, Environment, Civility, Thoughtful Housing — bringing out some of the issues she hopes to address if elected as part of the Select Board.
The town of Arlington has many challenges in the near future, and we need Michaiah to bring that compassionate and experienced voice that will be open to listening to all viewpoints and helping to move the conversion with her consensus building skills.
Vote Michaiah Healy for Select Board in the upcoming Town Elections this year!
— Mona Mandal, Water Street; Town Meeting member, Precinct 9