Our neighborhoods need more of a connection to City Hall. We need to strategically improve the day-to-day quality of life for our range of residents and make thoughtful long-term decisions.
Kristen Mobilia offers more than 20 years of executive experience in both the Finance and Human Resources areas and has held leadership roles in professional services firms, as well as startups and non-profits. Kristen earned a BA in Economics and Business from Colby College and an MBA from Northeastern University. Also, she has served the local community as a board member of the historic Fenway Garden Society, Inc., a trustee of the Lincoln Halls Condo Association, and a longtime neighborhood advocate.
Kristen, the youngest of five siblings, grew up a half hour outside Boston in a predominantly Jewish community, which provided additional perspective to her family’s Catholic background. Her parents chose her hometown for its priority on public education as well as its progressive community. Kristen’s mother, who is a retired public school English teacher, grew up in Mattapan and Mission Hill (where Kristen’s Irish grandmother lived until just a few years ago). Her father, who grew up in an extended Italian family within Waltham, continues his working retirement at a farm that supplies some of Boston’s best restaurants with locally grown produce. Thanks to her parents, Kristen has a strong work ethic, sense of fairness, thoughtfulness and respect for others, love of nature, an ability to see silver linings in the toughest situations, the motivation to start each day in a positive direction, and the responsibility to give back and look out for the underserved.
Boston community organizer
Kristen is a dedicated Boston community organizer and perennial volunteer – always ready to roll up her sleeves and work hard for the greater good. Political aspirations were not a thought for Kristen until very recently. The results of the recent national election combined with a personal drive to serve District 8 in Boston on a full-time basis has motivated her to run for City Councilor this year. She cares very deeply about the community she has lived in for decades and believes that Boston has the ability to serve its diverse and deserving population even better. We should aim high and expect more from our elected representatives and ourselves.
Kristen has the background and desire to play a leading role with regard to equality, accessible and innovative education, affordable and integrated housing, green space stewardship, environmental innovation, community building and safety, and technology partnerships.
Our neighborhoods need more of a connection to City Hall. We need to strategically improve the day-to-day quality of life for our range of residents and make thoughtful long-term decisions. The last District 8 election was uncontested, and Kristen believes that voters deserve a choice. As a challenger, her goal is to reach out to our fellow residents and make this election about the entire District, involving everyone in the conversation. This election is not about politics, it’s about community.
We should aim high and expect more from our elected representatives and ourselves.
Kristen believes that all need to contribute to truly make our neighborhoods and city better. She knows how to bring community together – listening, understanding, going all in, and being patient has been a successful recipe for her in the past. Kristen is ready to dig in and work tirelessly for all the residents of District 8. Between now and November 7th she wants to understand your questions, listen to your challenges, learn how we can all work together, and celebrate what we love about our Boston neighborhoods. Now and on September 26th and November 7th, Kristen respectfully asks for your vote and the opportunity to represent you as your Boston City Councilor.