With Primary Election Day just around the corner, we wanted to reintroduce Lisa Gelman (she/her), advocate for community building, passionate about the environment and science, and Endorsed candidate for Media Borough Council.
Lisa has called Media Borough her hometown for over 17 years. She graduated from college with a degree in environmental science and was a science teacher before becoming a full-time mother of four boys. Lisa has served on Media Borough’s Recreation Board for the last seven years, helping to plan some of the Borough’s signature programming like the Easter Egg Hunt and the Independence Day Celebration. Additionally, she gives back to the community by volunteering with the Parent Teacher Groups at Penncrest High School and Media Elementary School, the Cub Scouts, the Boy Scouts and at her church. In her spare time, she can be found reading, crocheting, solving the New York Times crossword, beating her son in Boggle, playing with her two cats and laughing at bad puns.
Lisa is drawn to many aspects of the Borough, but particularly loves the friendly and welcoming residents of Media who help make her feel a part of a bigger community and the countless opportunities to get involved and make an impact. As a Media Democrat, Lisa wants to help build an even stronger, more connected and safer community – one where we provide even more opportunities for our residents of all ages and business owners to feel even more supported and included. Lisa plans to utilize her experiences with local government to pursue more opportunities for affordable housing, greater socio-economic diversity, preserving open space, supporting our vibrant business community and creating more occasions for adults, children and teens to come together. Lisa was appointed to Council by unanimous vote earlier this year to serve the remaining ten months of Peter Williamson's term. As a long-time resident of Media and parent of younger and older children in the community, Lisa brings her unique voice and perspective to Council.
Election Day is May 16. Check out our website www.mediadems.com for more on our endorsed candidates, our sample ballot and other important voting information.