I want to thank you for your support and your belief in me. As I’ve said, I’m going to work my hardest for you. Because this is about all of us. 

official City of Somerville swearing-in ceremony May, 2020

May 4, 2020

I stepped into my role as City Councilor during a pandemic. It was a bit of an unconventional experience, which I talked a little about on my Facebook page.

Still, despite the uncertainty around us. I am honored to serve during this time. For, I have seen the intense goodness in people throughout Somerville and our greater community, people genuinely concerned with their neighbors and the most vulnerable in our community. I’m sure you have witnessed all this, too. I ask you, please, to focus on that. 

I know there’s a lot of massive change happening in a very short span of time. There’s a lot of loss around us, from jobs and revenue to illness and losing loved ones. Still, I urge us all to believe in the good. Believe in the compassion of humanity. Whatever the greater lesson of all this is, we will get through it. 

I take my role as City Councilor extraordinary seriously. I am here to serve. Please let me know how I can. I want to hear from you. Please reach out to me, check in. Sign up for updates on this page below. 👇
All my best,

Thank you, Somerville and the best of luck to Councilor Stephanie Hirsch in the next chapter of her life. I will be stepping into the role of City Councilor at-Large beginning the end of April, 2020

March 15, 2020

City Councilor Stephanie Hirsch has announced that she will be stepping down from her role as City Councilor at Large. I am grateful for her hard work and commitment to Somerville and wish her the best as she moves on into her next role.

As the next largest vote earner, I am thrilled to honor your past support as I step up to serve in Councilor Hirsch’s place. I am, as ever, wholeheartedly devoted to making sure you’re living your best life here. And while a goal that big is truly a community effort, as your City Councilor, I assure you that I will give you my all to make it happen.

I’ve listened to your priorities this past year and they included sustaining and building an affordable Somerville, a greener city and safely enhancing our many modes of transportation like walking, biking and public transit. I am committed to, and believe in, all of these values. Your priorities are my priorities.

Over the next several weeks, I am working to make this transition as seamless as possible. I am in the process of compiling and studying past agendas and diving in deeper into our most pressing issues like COVID-19 preparedness and response. If you’d like, please share any insights you may have on the topics that each committee is discussing. Your voice matters to me.

The city will be issuing me an official email address that I will send out in my next update. If you’d like to contact me immediately, the best way is strezoatlarge@gmail.com.

I look forward to collaborating with you in this lovely city of ours.

Respectfully yours,
Kristen Strezo

[photo of City Councilor at Large Kristen Strezo speaking at a microphone]

There’s a certain happy flutter in my heart when I talk about Somerville.
I love it here. I’ve fallen head over heels in love with my city.

I’ve been serving my city for years as a commissioner, a social justice activist, a volunteer, a mother, a brownie-bake-sale-school-parent, and a constituent.
And, I’d be honored to serve Somerville as your Councilor At-Large.

-Kristen Strezo

The Somerville Times Endorsement for Kristen Strezo!

The Somerville Times has just announced my endorsement as candidate for Somerville City Councilor-at-Large!

Kristen Strezo Declares Candidacy!

Check out this article about my candidacy, written about in the Wicked Local!

Watch my 2019 Candidate Profile Video Now!

Kristen Strezo: Candidate for Somerville Councilor-at-Large on Nov. 5

Take a look at this article in the Wicked Local!

Election Profile: Kristen Strezo For Councilor-At-Large in the Patch!

Check out my Election Profile in the Patch!

Let’s get to work!