Ward 6 Councillor-Elect Stephen Winslow announced his intent to seek the Malden City Council Presidency in 2022. Ward 3 Councillor Amanda Linehan plans to nominate Winslow for the position during the City Council Inaugural Ceremony on Monday, January 3.
Winslow, who is currently a Councillor-at-Large, said: “During my four years on Council and six years on the School Committee I have worked hard for the best interest of Malden residents and students. I have offered my own ideas, have always been open to fellow councillors’ ideas, and have been instrumental in seeking to get the work of the Council done. Key accomplishments have been working on Council rules to allow public comment and ordinances on topics such as Affordable Housing, responsible Cannabis licensing, reworking the make-up of the Community Preservation Committee, Small Cell Antenna Standards and Site Plan review for the Malden River.
“As Council President I will introduce rules to reduce the number of Council Committees while increasing the effectiveness of others. This would include creating a Planning Committee to help complete and support implementation of the City’s Master, sustainable transportation and climate action plans. I plan to ensure that Councillors both as a group and individually follow through on our recent resolutions to go through our own racial equity training as well as to form a Racial Equity Commission to work with our residents on diversity, equity and inclusion. I look forward to further discussing these ideas at the Council’s January 3rd public meeting where the election of Council President will occur.”