The Somerville News Weekly Special Person of The Week Alderman Rebekah Gewirtz

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Somerville’s Ward 6 Alderman Rebekah Gewirtz is currently the head of the Mass Public Health Association (MPHA). She’s been an active leader in the ACT!! Coalition, and she and Health Care For All (HCFA) have collaborated on many projects over many years. She brings a strong strategic vision and commitment to effective action on public health.

She is the immediate past Director of Government Relations and Political Action at the National Association of Social Workers, MA Chapter, where she has served for more than eight years. She has also been an elected alderman in the City of Somerville for nine years. In her role as alderman she has championed public health measures, including acting as a leading proponent and co-sponsor of Somerville’s Urban Agriculture ordinance, which was the first of if its kind in Massachusetts.
Rebekah is a true friend of public health, understands the political and policy landscape, and has the leadership drive to advance her ward for the citizens of Somerville.

We here at the Somerville News Weekly salute you for everything that you do to make Somerville a better place.
Congratulations!

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