Endorsements for Michelle
TMM Precinct 6
8 Hancock Avenue
Given all of the complex issues facing Lexington over the next several years, we need town leaders who are knowledgeable, diplomatic and decisive. Michelle Ciccolo embodies all of these characteristics. Her professional background in municipal affairs and planning give her a very strong foundation for understanding the many ins and outs of town government work. Her work leading the Community Center Advisory Committee showcased her diplomatic talents (and resulted in a wonderful facility for the town!). Finally, her experience on the Board has given her the framework to get up to speed quickly on issues and make fair and informed decisions. Michelle is a lifelong Lexington resident and will work hard to maintain the quality of life we all enjoy.
Please join me in supporting Michelle for re-election to the Board of Selectmen.
14 Ellison Road
When I decided not to run for a 4th term as a Selectman three years ago, it was because I felt there were others who were well qualified and who would bring new ideas and new vitality to the position. At the time I was thinking specifically of Michelle Ciccolo whose broad experience at not only the town level, but at the state level as well, had impressed me.
In the three years she has been a Selectman I have become even more convinced that she is the right person for the job. Occasionally I have disagreed with one of her decisions, but almost always her thoughtful approach and her grasp of details has brought me around to her point of view. I know she takes the job very seriously and I know that she has an outlook that goes well beyond her own interests.
Moreover, I know of another side of Michelle--as the very able Assistant Scoutmaster of a large and active troop of Boy Scouts who spend quite a bit of time outside. I have seen her keep a campsite full of very wet Scouts engaged and cheerful. She goes to camp with the troop each year. She has led arduous hikes. She is an energetic adult leader and I am grateful for the help and attention she has given my troop.
I believe that Michelle will continue to be a capable and very dedicated Selectman who will work for all citizens.
President, Local 1491
Lexington Firefighters, Local 1491, is proud to endorse you as you seek re-election to the Board of Selectmen. Throughout your last three years as a Selectmen you
have proven yourself as an elected official through your integrity and work ethic. Public safety has clearly been a priority of yours and we are proud to stand beside
you and work together for a better Lexington.
Chair, CAAL Political Action Committee (PAC)
On behalf of CAAL and CAAL Political Action Committee (PAC), thank you for participating in our 2017 Candidate Forum. It was an informative and valuable opportunity for our members to become a more informed voter. After yesterday’s event at Depot Square, our members held a spirited discussion and voted on endorsements for candidates of town-wide offices.
I'm happy to inform you that we voted to endorse your candidacy for Board of Selectmen.
Ten Grassland Street
Percent 4 Town Meeting
We are very fortunate here in Lexington to have so many wonderful people who volunteer their time and resources for this great community, though one person I know truly stands out of this crowd of so many volunteers, Michelle Ciccolo. I have had the privilege of knowing Michelle for about 35 years now (we both grew-up here in Lexington) and I can’t remember a time when she was not volunteering her time to help her community. In this modern world where many professionals leave the small town they grew-up in, it is so special when someone like Michelle chooses to stay in her hometown and gives back so much for the community like so many other Lexingtonian’s did before her.
I can’t believe it has already been three years since we elected Michelle to the Board of Selectmen, where Michelle has been a tired-less advocate for everything Lexington. Not only does Michelle bring 20 years worth of municipal experience to the Board of Selectmen (she served on the senior management team for the Town of Hudson), she is also recognized statewide for expertise in transportation planning. These skills have been a real asset to Lexington, especially since the town has been dealing with several challenging intersections and other roadway and safety concerns. Michelle was recently elected the Vice President of the Massachusetts Selectmen’s Association, in this capacity Michelle will help Lexington by staying abreast of best practices, innovations and new ideas in municipal government. With such an accomplished municipal resume, it’s my opinion that we should definitely re-elect Michelle to a second term on the Lexington Board of Selectmen. On Monday, March 6th, I hope you join with me and cast one of your two votes for Michelle Ciccolo.
Three years ago, I was proud to support the candidacy of Michelle Ciccolo for the Board of Selectmen. Her performance during her first term has been exemplary which is why I am endorsing her once again.
Her work as chair of the Ad Hoc Community Center Advisory Committee, her advocacy for bicycle and pedestrian safety and her expertise in transportation planning are some examples of her recent contributions. Moreover, it is her experience and unique insight that will serve our town if reelected.
She was elected Vice President of the Massachusetts Selectmen’s Association which keeps Lexington engaged with best practices in municipal government. Her consulting firm provides expertise in community development and planning to several municipalities. As a member of the Massachusetts Local Government Advisory Commission, she meets with the Lieutenant Governor and cabinet secretaries monthly. These qualifications alone merit consideration.
But it is her employment experience in high level town administration that makes her uniquely qualified to embrace key challenges the town will face in the next few years. Most notable is the fact that the retirement of several members of Lexington’s Senior Management team will require the Selectmen to make some important hiring decisions. As a town, we have been fortunate to have talented professionals working on our behalf. Replacing them will require an experienced hand.
Advocating for municipal budget support for roads, schools local aid and the Community Preservation Act, pursuing efforts to rebuild or renovate the Police and Fire Stations, and working to find ways to mitigate property tax relief are some of the challenges that will face the Board of Selectmen in the near term. Michelle Ciccolo has the skill set and professionalism to address these issues, which is why I support her candidacy. I hope you all do the same.
45 Spring Street
My first connections with Michelle were as a parent and a neighbor. Sharing a commitment to the community where we are raising our children, I have been impressed from the start by her grasp of local affairs, her ability to clearly articulate issues and her ‘can do and will do’ attitude. Here are just a few of her accomplishments.
During her first term on the Board of Selectman, Michelle, as Chair of the Ad Hoc Community Center Advisory Committee, oversaw the renovations of the Center and the planning for new programs and activities held in this outstanding new town facility.
She participated on multiple interview panels to help select Lexington’s Senior Management Team. Michelle's past professional experience as an Assistant Town Administrator and Interim Town Administrator for other communities gives her unique insight into personnel decisions, enabling us to hire individuals with the key qualities necessary for success in Lexington.
As Selectman, Michelle advocated for a new town-wide Complete Streets Policy to advance bicycle and pedestrian safety. She worked to ensure that Lexington met success at each step of a multi-tiered grant application process with the Mass DOT, resulting in $292,000 in state funding for bicycle/pedestrian safety capital improvements throughout town.
Michelle knows the ins-and-outs of not only our local, but also regional and state councils and agencies. Her community development background and recognized statewide expertise in transportation planning has been an asset as Lexington has grappled with multiple problem intersections, roadways, and safety issues.
Michelle is fair, thoughtful and willing to listen to all sides – while at the same time, proactive, rather than reactive. As Lexington benefits from its growth and increasing cultural diversity, we will continue to benefit from her experienced, well-balanced leadership.