BROCKTON, MA – Joanne Zygmunt, a small business owner and nonprofit organization leader, today picked up nomination papers for Ward 6 Brockton City Council.
“We need strong leaders who come to the table with solutions, not just nice ideas. It’s time for action.” she said. “I look forward to being a fresh, independent voice on the council, and to championing Ward 6 residents.”
Ward 6 has been home for Joanne for thirty-three years. A homeowner in the Winterhill neighborhood, she traveled extensively for her work as a sustainable water management advisor. Last year she shifted paths so she could become actively involved in the community.
“I care passionately about our community,” she said. “I’m running to serve the public, not because I want to be a politician. There’s so much positively going on in Brockton – just look at the great success of the Campello Pop-up Village last weekend. That’s what we need to build on. We need to seize on community, creativity, and innovation in Brockton and utilize that to lift our city up.”
A skilled project manager, Joanne has extensive experience developing and managing million dollar budgets. She is now co-owner of a small houseplant design business, and an operations director at a national nonprofit organization that works with youth camps. With a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in urban planning and the environment, she brings deep understanding of the issues facing Ward 6 and our city.
Joanne said her campaign will focus on increasing participation in city government by residents of Ward 6, pursuing more resiliency and transparency in city budgeting – particularly ensuring enough money for schools, and improving the overall quality of life in Ward 6 neighborhoods.
Joanne Zygmunt, (508) 521-9891, firstname.lastname@example.org