---- — To the editor:
It is not often that someone comes along who has the perfect combination of a solid, professional background, a deeply personal commitment to the future of Haverhill and the visionary thinking needed to help our city move forward to the next level of excellence.
Phil Brown is that man. Phil is running for Haverhill City Council, and I am convinced that he has the ability to confront, head on, the fiscal and social challenges that we face today -- and in the future.
Phil has the skills to help build a solid foundation that will protect Haverhill from the burdens of future financial downturns. He also has an excellent grasp of how important long-term budgeting and operational transparency is to the success of all aspects of our city’s government.
A lifelong resident of Haverhill, Phil Brown is currently a history teacher at Haverhill High School, where he encourages today’s young adults to appreciate the importance of civics and public service. Previously, Phil worked in the telecommunications industry for more than 22 years. He served in a variety of capacities, including customer service, technical support, sales and management. He also taught telecommunication and networking classes part-time at the University of Phoenix.
Phil earned his bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, his master of science degree in applied management from the Lesley College School of Management and additional certificates in voice and data communications from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
He and his wife Chrisi have two sons, Zachary and Daniel. He has been civically engaged as a Rotarian and served as vice president of AHEPA Acropolis Local Chapter #39. He also is the current ecretary for the Haverhill Democratic City Committee. Other community affiliations include his role as a former board member of Haverhill Community Television and St. Joseph School of All Saints Parish. He is also active with the Haverhill High School Classical Academy Parents Association and the Haverhill Citizens Hall of Fame Committee.
Please join me in supporting Phil Brown in his efforts to be elected to the Haverhill City Council.