Press release: Melissa Mazzeo formally launches campaign for Mayor of Pittsfield
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2019
PITTSFIELD – Melissa Mazzeo has formally launched her campaign for Mayor of Pittsfield, following confirmation from the City Clerk that she has collected enough certified signatures to secure her place on the ballot. The formal launch included a large campaign headquarters open house on Friday evening, June 21.
Mazzeo collected nearly 600 signatures from Pittsfield voters who want to see her on the ballot. The City Clerk certified the required 300 signatures, marking the official start of Mazzeo’s candidacy.
A capacity crowd joined Mazzeo and her family at campaign headquarters (119 Elm Street, Suite 2) for an open house and kick-off reception. To view photos of the event, please visit: www.Facebook.com/MazzeoForMayor.
Melissa Mazzeo has served as Pittsfield City Councilor At-Large since 2009, re-elected for five consecutive terms, and elected as Council President in 2014. During her time as Councilor, Mazzeo has been a responsive and engaged representative, addressing concerns from the public through thoughtful analysis and data gathering about the community’s needs and interests. Mazzeo is an experienced leader with expertise in Pittsfield laws, ordinances, and regulations.
Mazzeo 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. Mazzeo 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. She has also coached youth softball for the last decade.
Mazzeo and her husband Anthony of 23 years have two daughters, Mia and Tea.