Michelle is currently Vice-Chair of the Lexington Board of Selectmen serving her second term and was on the Planning Board prior to being elected to the Board of Selectmen. Along with her husband Phil Jackson (Town Meeting, Precinct 9), they are raising two sons - one currently at LHS and one LHS graduate away at college. Michelle grew up in Lexington and is a product of the Lexington Public Schools, class of 1985.
Michelle has spent her entire career engaged in local, regional and state government, including serving as an Assistant Town Manager, interim Town Manager, and Community Development Director. She has had significant roles in local and regional planning, including serving as the President of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). She is also currently the First Vice-President of the Massachusetts Selectman's Association on the statewide Mass. Municipal Association Board and appointed to the Local Government Advisory Commission. She is a noted expert in transportation circles, having been a driving force behind the creation of the Assabet River Rail Trail and the statewide Complete Streets Program.
Michelle currently runs her own business - the Ciccolo Group, LLC - a consulting firm which specializes in planning, community development, and commercial development.