No one is more deserving of being elected to Newton’s City Council than Alicia Bowman. She is running for an at-large councilor seat in Ward 6. Fortunately, voters throughout the city will have the opportunity to make that a reality on Nov. 5.
Alicia earned an MBA in 1992 from Carnegie-Mellon and worked as a management consultant for many years. She has established many close personal connections in Newton and regularly participates in city meetings and local educational activities. Her general knowledge and professional skills will serve her well as a City Councilor. She is thoughtful and articulate about the range of issues relevant to our civic life and always up-to-date about matters before our City Council. She also excels at organizing people and running meetings.
Alicia, who co-founded Newton’s Safe Routes to School in 2007, is a current member–and former Board member–of the Newton League of Women Voters. Since 2016 she has been President of Bike Newton, a non-profit group with more than 1800 members, dedicated to making Newton a Bicycle-safe city and promoting bicycling as a sustainable and inclusive form of transportation. She has served for eight years on the Mayor’s Transportation Advisory Group and fully appreciates the central role that transportation plays in our looming environmental crisis. She recently worked with a small group of Green Newton Board members to create the “Green Transportation Principles” posted online.
Alicia and Jeff, her Newton-native husband, have raised 3 energetic service-oriented children in their Newton Center home.
Lois A. Levin, Newton