Values & Vision

We can live in a city that
we design.

Key Policy Areas

  • Prioritizing Long-Term Planning & Development

    Prioritizing Long-Term Planning & Development

    Housing and the high rate of development in our city is a topic Sam hears most from residents. As Mayor, Sam will work to ensure that residents who grew up here, work here and choose to live here can afford to do so.

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  • Increasing Environmental Sustainability & Open Space

    Increasing Environmental Sustainability & Open Space

    The future for our city and our world depends on a liveable planet. Just as our budget represents our values, so too must our city lead on environmental sustainability. Sound stewardship of our natural resources must be integrated into all our work, including how we operate internally to reduce our carbon footprint. Our parks are…

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  • Investing in Small Business & Revitalizing Downtown

    Investing in Small Business & Revitalizing Downtown

    A robust and active downtown is the beating heart of our city. Sam will make downtown more walkable and support the influx of small businesses to anchor the entire length of downtown. Sam is the lead advocate for public art in our city and will develop a citywide public art and downtown plan to make…

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  • Empowering Our Youth & Schools

    Empowering Our Youth & Schools

    Sam is a proud graduate of Marlborough Public Schools and knows that the vibrancy of our community directly connects to our investment in educating our youngest residents. Sam’s background in nonprofit civic education and helping pass the state civics education bill, which requires school systems teach students how our government works, will apply well to…

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  • Foster Civic Engagement & Open Government

    Foster Civic Engagement & Open Government

    Sam knows that Marlborough is strongest when everyone can participate. Utilizing her professional background in civic engagement and education, Sam will ensure open government and transparency are at the heart of serving as our next Mayor.

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  • Prioritizing Infrastructure & West Side Fire Station

    Prioritizing Infrastructure & West Side Fire Station

    Sam will be a Mayor that delivers essential government services as smoothly and efficiently as possible. The bedrock of her administration will be a government that works and keeps the promises the City has made to its citizens. Importantly, the Mayor sets the budget priorities for the community which is a representation of what we…

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