Michaiah Healy for Arlington Select Board 2020

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Michaíah Healy

Meet Michaíah

I spent my formative years in various parts of the country—California, New York, and Georgia, until growing roots in Massachusetts. I am a graduate of Tufts University, where I studied Biological-Psychology. Later I earned my Masters of Arts in Counseling with a concentration in Mental Health at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. I moved to East Arlington 13 years ago after getting married, and then, following a brief stint in Belmont, returned to Arlington with our expanded family. We have lived in Arlington Heights for the past 6 years.

My family has influenced the way that I view people and the world. A number of my family are veterans who have served in the army and navy. My grandfather was a New York City Police Sergeant and my grandmother was a public school teacher. My parents taught me how to be observant and embrace differences. They encouraged a pursuit of lifelong learning.

When I am not working as a Counselor at the Disability Policy Consortium in the Ombudsman Program, serving in the Arlington community, or leading in my church community (Reservoir Church in Cambridge), I am with my three young children. Being a parent is a life-giving (albeit tiring) adventure and one of the most precious investments of my life. I also love the disciplines of reading, running, writing, and meeting 1:1 with folks, so you may find me doing one of those activities in and around town in my spare time. I could only do these things with the self-giving, never-ending encouragement of my amazing partner and best friend.

Why am I running?

Arlington is a special place. It's where my family is raising three children and where I have spent the majority of my adult life. I have worked as a pastor, focused on community organizing and now as a disability advocate because I have a passion for equity—I believe we can make Arlington great for everybody.

I care about how we govern, work, and treat one another and I’m ready to get to work. I look forward to being the first woman of color elected to the Select Board in Arlington's history, where I believe we can address disparities and make Arlington the fair and just place it deserves to be.

I would be honored to have your vote on June 6th!

Michaíah's values are built upon the foundation of R-E-S-P-E-C-T:

R
epresentation + Equity
- We are stronger together when we value and involve all perspectives at every level of the process.

Environment + Sustainability - It is our responsibility to steward and protect the health of our ecosystem when setting budget priorities.

Public Safety and Civility - We promote an atmosphere of respect by adhering to a code of kindness in our public conversations and professional interactions.

Thoughtful Housing - We can seek out new ways to increase our housing stock while also centering the needs of our most marginalized residents, protecting our green spaces, and considering our environmental impact.

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