Lisa A. Wong
Lisa A. Wong is serving her second term as Mayor of the city of Fitchburg. She was first elected to that office in November of 2007 at the age of 28, and is the first minority mayor in Fitchburg and the first female Asian American mayor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. During her first two and a half years in office, she consolidated 22 city departments into 10, built up a stabilization fund from $10,000 to over $3,000,000, and balanced the budget. As a result, the city’s bond rating, a measure of financial health, has increased twice. By managing more effectively in lean times, Mayor Wong has been able to lower crime, make significant capital improvements, and attract private investment. She is also a leader in conservation efforts, setting aside over 1,700 acres for permanent conservation and building parks and trails along the Nashua River, allowing for more tourism, as well as enjoyment by the citizens of Fitchburg.