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About Jen

Jennifer Grigoraitis

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Serving as a dedicated voice for Ward 6 constituents on the Council and within City Hall & bringing the information that matters to you back to the ward.

Get to know Jen

Proud Ward 6 resident (419 Lebanon Street) for 9 years

  • Mom to Graham (MVMMS) and Reid (Winthrop)

  • Active community member:

    • Melrose Education Foundation Board Member & Grants Committee Chair (2017 - 2020)

    • PTO volunteer

    • Melrose Chamber of Commerce member

    • One Melrose Steering Committee (2018 - 2019)

Over two decades experience in state government:

  • Current: Chief of Staff, Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance

    • Oversee a staff of 30 and an annual budget of approximately $47M in state and federal funds

  • Previous work experience: community crime prevention coordinator, MA Attorney General’s Office

Neighborhood Priorities

Public Safety

Ensuring that our first responders have the infrastructure, equipment, and vehicles they need.


Green Space

Preserving and enhancing the parks, playing fields, and open spaces of Ward 6, including Mt. Hood, The Common Playground & Fields

Economic Development

Melrose’s Main Street is the economic engine of the city and is located in the heart of Ward 6. Support our business community by partnering with our Chamber of Commerce and encouraging smart new growth that meets the needs of residents

Infrastructure Oversight

Working with city officials to ensure that our roads and buildings effectively and sustainably meet the needs of families, businesses, public safety officials, and seniors

Traffic & Parking


Ensuring the safety of commuters, pedestrians, and cyclists


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There is no one more qualified to be an advocate for Ward 6 than Jen.

Jim Donohue, Ward 6 Resident



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Friends of Jen Grigoraitis

127A Vinton Street

Melrose MA 02176

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