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Meet District 9 City Councilor Liz Breadon


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Councilor Liz Breadon immigrated to the United States from Northern Ireland in 1995 and settled in Oak Square, Brighton where she lives with her spouse Mary McCarthy.

Councilor Breadon is a physical therapist by profession. She began her career working in the National Health Service in the United Kingdom. Upon coming to Boston she worked at Boston Medical Center, The Home for Little Wanderers, and Perkins School for the Blind.

Councilor Breadon has been an activist in Allston-Brighton for more than 20 years, working with other community leaders to preserve the Presentation School Building as a community resource, and to save the Faneuil Branch Library from closure.  She served on the Board of the Brighton Allston Historical Society and the Presentation School Foundation. As Allston-Brighton experienced a wave of new development, Councilor Breadon was a vocal advocate for more affordable housing, preservation and restoration of green space, improvements to mass transportation, and stronger public schools. As a life long environmentalist, the councilor has worked to find big and small solutions to build a sustainable, diverse, inclusive, and resilient urban community.

Councilor Breadon brings her experience as an immigrant, a health care professional, and a community activist to her work on the City Council. She is a graduate of the University of Ulster in the UK and received a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Simmons College in Boston.