Helping Build Our Shared Future

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Visually Explore the Budget

I fight for residents to feel connected to their local government. Explore deep into the budget details for the past several years. Go to the visual budget explorer now.

Explore the SCIG Report

I fight to empower our volunteers and employees, and make sure we follow through on their great work. I collaborated with the volunteers on the Structural Change Impact Group (SCIG), so that you can search and sort 135 ideas to improve Belmont. Go to the SCIG site now.

Our Library: Well Worth It

I work hard to quantify the difficult-to-measure and use evidence to support decisions. I dug deep into the raw data, combed through years of reports and statistics to measure the economic cost/benefit of our library. I’ll let the numbers do the talking, and help to look up exactly what saying yes will cost your household.

Thank You for Voting, Belmont

I am a parent of two BPS children (Burbank and Chenery). Our family has made a multi-decade commitment to Belmont and our community–a commitment to multi-generational thoughtfulness and ideals.

I have the time, passion, persistence and patience to represent Precinct 1 at our Town Meeting.

In my work, I analyze data: investments, companies, and even hyper-local municipal data such as budgets, zoning policies, traffic calming strategies and metrics for high-functioning public schools. See 3 Highlights From the Structural Change Impact Group or, Explore the full SCIG site now.

I am often training to run a marathon, so you may see me running around town in all sorts of weather. Please wave or say hi—I am happy to stop and chat! My runs help me explore every corner of our community and understand our sub-neighborhoods, varied needs and challenges at a personal level—literally every street in Belmont1.

We have to improve life, not just for those who have the most skills and those who know how to manipulate the system. But also for and with those who often have so much to give but never get the opportunity.

— Dorothy Height, civil and women’s rights activist, 1912-2010


[1] While running around our community, I realized I was missing some parts of our town. I started tracking where I ran and what streets I had missed.

It was deeply rewarding to see our entire community in person, from the shortest terrace to the snakiest, hilliest road. In mid 2017 I completed running every street in Belmont as I finished the loop around Pinehurst Rd.

Hand-traced map of Belmont based on running every street

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

— Margaret Mead 2

[2] I think cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead expressed this idea best circa 1977, as it is inscribed on the stone in the Lone Tree meadow. Quote Investigator has more backstory.