Chelsea City Councillor District 5, Massachusetts
- Civic Engagement
- Running for Office
- Professional Development
- Public Speaking
Judith worked hard to improve the living conditions for our most vulnerable residents. She worked with Chelsea Target Enforcement Group, to find ways to improve the housing and living conditions of Chelsea residents. She volunteered as a member of the Trash Task Force to help recreate a sustainable method to dispose of trash and enforce a recycling program. Her commitment to youth led her to work for the REACH program, an after school/out of school program that ensures the successful graduation rates of at-risk youth. She spearheaded a bike-a-thon fundraiser that helped raise funds for the continuation of the program. In 2009, the Daughters of the American Revolution recognized her with the Good Citizens Award for her outstanding service, leadership and patriotism. Judith grew up attending Chelsea public schools before graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from Wheaton College. In 2011, Judith was awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study urban planning in Oman. She became the first Hispanic/American woman to work at Oman’s Supreme Committee of Town Planning. Judith has since travelled the world learning about true local community revitalization and empowerment. Judith leads with compassion and curiosity. Judith knows that true leadership is about service. Leadership is mutual understanding past our cultural differences. She understands the value of education and that everyone should have access to it- regardless of socio-economic status. In 2008, she travelled to India and helped rebuild a school in a rural village. In 2013, Judith moved to South Africa where she learned how a leader, Nelson Mandela, fought the battle for dignity with humility. South Africa’s ideology of Ubuntu the idea that we are all interconnected is a philosophy she hopes to enforce in planning ideas that matter. Judith is hard-working and gets things done. As a member of Health Care for All, Judith currently dedicates her time to creating government that really represents and works for its people. As a bi-lingual counselor she has made sure that the Latino and immigrant populations have access to quality and affordable health care. She has answered 3,941 calls about people’s health insurance. She has helped residents navigate the health care system because she understands complex health care policy.