Thank you for taking time to visit here today. I am running for Mayor because I love Pittsfield and know we can do better. My family's business is here. I raised my daughters here. I have served as a city councilor for 10 years. That said, when people asked me how are we better off today than we were four years ago? They were right. Pittsfield is not better off. Therefore, I am running for mayor so we can ensure our future is safer and brighter.
As your Mayor I will focus on four items: controlling escalating and unacceptable crime; letting our teachers teach; managing city services and; broadening opportunities for economic growth. The thread holding these issues together is accountability and fiscal responsibility.
Please visit my issues page to learn more about these issues and how I will solve them.
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Melissa has dedicated her career and life in the Pittsfield community to service. She serves as the Board President for The Gladys Allen Brigham Center/ Girls Inc., a multi-service organization focused on education and empowerment for children, and girls in particular. Melissa is also a member of Zonta International, dedicated to advancing the status of women, and an active volunteer for the Ralph Froio Senior Center and the Here At Home Committee, welcoming soldiers back to Berkshire County from active duty. Learn more about Melissa.
You could be the difference.
“I will be your mayor every day,
all day from Day One!”
I’ve been your hard-working, responsible, and accountable at-large city councilor for ten years. Over these past three years, I saw that I could be doing more if given the chance and it’s why I’ve made the leap of faith to run for mayor. And that leap is because I believe in this city and its remarkable families, elders, and veterans. Over these past months, many have asked, ‘What’s your vision, Melissa?’ My vision is simple and it’s what we all want:
1. I want Pittsfield to be a city where we can walk down any street at any time of day and know we are safe.
2. I want Pittsfield to be a city where parents choose to keep their kids in our schools and teachers happily remain as teachers because there is no other school system that’s better.
3. I want Pittsfield to be a city where small businesses are not burdened by outdated laws and regulations and where they see the mayor’s office as welcoming and engaging.