Mary Meagher

Mary Meagher
Town Council Candidate

I moved to Jamestown more than forty years ago, left to get my Masters in Architecture from MIT, and returned in 1987 to set up my design business. I have been designing houses and renovations ever since. I’ve served on the Town Council for the past eight years. In that time, I have helped the town focus on infrastructure: building the addition to the fire station, the new clubhouse and, hopefully, renovating the library, and improving the landscape at Fort Getty and East Ferry. But I am also very concerned about the quality of our lives here and trying to make sure we can all still afford to live here. 

In the next two years, I hope to create a program where we can buy the development rights to houses, much as we did with the farms, enabling us to do two things: allow folks to age in place in their homes and also, acquire more homes for affordable housing. I hope to promote the construction of new senior housing. And we must focus on the challenge of rising seas and begin to reconstruct our roadways and reorganize our recreational facilities to accommodate the impacts of a warming climate.