A Message from Greg

I feel fortunate to live in Arlington, where we have living, breathing democracy at the town scale. Local representative democracy like Town Meeting is rare and precious, and every generation should take seriously the responsibility of renewing and sustaining it. I’m running for Town Moderator because I value fair debate and discussion that reflects the diverse viewpoints of our town’s residents.

⇩ Priorities and experience ⇩

My Priorities

If I am elected, transparency, inclusion, and responsiveness will guide my approach. I will:

  • Foster a welcoming atmosphere at Town Meeting for all members
  • Increase transparency by publicly displaying the speaker queue during Town Meeting and pursue procedural options to ensure that we hear from a diversity of voices
  • Make prompt and thoughtful appointments to town committees, following a clear and well-publicized process
  • Work with the town’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion staff to track metrics relating to Town Meeting and town committees
  • Use my technology skills to explore hybrid meeting options and to meet challenges that arise as we navigate this stage of the pandemic and beyond
  • Seek input and welcome criticism, feedback, and new ideas

Visit my FAQ for details about my priorities and my ideas for implementing them. 

My Public Service and Leadership Experience

My volunteer and leadership efforts have demonstrated a collaborative approach and a commitment to strengthening the connections between residents and our town government. My experience includes:

  • Elected Town Meeting Member in Precinct 15 since 2016
  • Co-Chair of Envision Arlington Standing Committee (formerly Vision 2020)
  • Founded the Civic Engagement Group within Envision Arlington, serving as inaugural chair
  • Engaged Town Meeting Members town-wide to organize and plan precinct meetings for residents to meet with their elected officials
  • Contributed technical expertise from my work as a software engineer to the effort to revive and publicize Town Meeting Member Candidate Statements so voters can be better informed about the candidates in their precincts
  • As a parent of two children in the Arlington Public Schools, served on the steering committee of the School Enrollment Parent Group and started the Bishop Enrollment Group
  • Leadership Team for Build Arlington’s Future campaigns to secure school and town funding in 2016 and 2019


My goal is always to get more people in the conversation and more people involved in shaping Arlington’s future. I’d love to hear from you about what you’d like to see from the role of Town Moderator going forward. Contact me anytime at greg@gregformoderator.com or 781-819-2781‬.