Boston, Massachusetts , United States
Sep 18, 2012 09:38pm
|Info||Boston City Councilor Maura Hennigan has proudly served on the Boston City Council for almost 24 years. |
After graduating from Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Brighton, Maura attended Salve Regina College and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. For seven years, Maura taught in the Boston Public School system, at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
As a Boston City Councilor, Maura has become a leader on the City’s key issues, earning her posts on the Council’s most important committees. Maura became the first woman to head the powerful Ways and Means Committee, which she chaired for 7 years.
Maura’s current priorities are ...
* Public Safety/Public Health
* Basic City Services
A strong supporter of public schools, Maura initiated and led efforts to create the Patrick Lyndon Pilot School in West Roxbury. As the first woman to serve as chair of the Ways and Means Committee, she secured funding for Boston’s first citywide mammography van, which brought badly-needed mammography services to women citywide. She also is a strong advocate for helping Bostonians become more financially literate and independent through financial literacy programs and Individual Development Accounts (IDAs).
Maura’s City Council Leadership Experience ...
* Chair of Education
* Chair of Environment & Historic Preservation
* Chair of Flooding and Storm Damage
* Chair of Government Operations
* Chair of Housing
* Chair of Hunger & Homelessness
* Chair of Planning & Economic Development
* Chair of Special Committee on Equity
* Chair of Veterans and Veterans Service Organization
* Chair of Ways and Means Committee
Maura in action...
In October of 2003, she launched www.boston.potholeweb.com to identify and track potholes and sidewalk hazards in the city of Boston. She then released a sidewalk and street hazard (pothole) petition that urged Mayor Menino to instruct his Commissioner of Public Works to release the over $22 million dollars that she discovered was intended for the permanent repair of all street and sidewalk hazards (potholes), but was not being used as intended.