Heather Famico is running for the Ward 2 Salem City Council seat in this fall’s election. Heather is focusing her campaign on representing Ward 2 and helping the city to move forward by filling it with new, fresh, inspired ideas to help citizens flourish.
Heather grew up in Salem with an older brother and sister. Heather’s parents are both Salem locals that met at the Salem Willows. Her aunt, Frances Grace, was Salem’s first female city councilor. As a child Heather was a Girl Scout and started doing community service and being actively involved in the local community. Her parents instilled in her a deep commitment to whatever she does, something that she has applied to all of her endeavors.
Heather Famico was elected as the Ward 2 City Councillor of Salem, MA in November 2013. In her first term as City Councillor she has worked with neighborhood associations, residents, City departments and the administration to best serve her constituents. Heather carefully considers every vote she makes and questions the status quo when doing so.
Heather earned her Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language from Simmons College and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Global Studies from Saint Michael’s College. Heather contributes to the City of Salem as an active board member of the Salem Children’s Charity, attends many public events, and was instrumental in starting a program with the Salem Police’s Community Impact Unit, teaching English to adults in the Point Neighborhood. Prior to graduating with her Masters, Heather connected with her local community by completing her student teaching at Witchcraft Heights Elementary School.
- with her aunt, Frances Grace, former Salem City Councillor 1973-1986
(Photo John Andrews, Social Palates)
Frank watched over hundreds of newspaper delivery people, held a “newsboys picnic” as it was called then at Canobie Lake, and was always helping people out in any way he could. Heather's aunt, Frances Grace, was Salem's first female city councillor, serving on the council from 1976-1989. Many of Heather’s positive attributes come from her family, a family of hard workers, and she has been actively continuing that family tradition.
With her genuine concern for others, positive energy and active involvement in our city Heather is a positive addition to the Salem City Council.
Heather grew up in Salem with an older brother and sister. Heather’s parents Donald and JoAnne are both Salem locals that met at the Salem Willows. Heather’s grandmother, the late Alice (Foye) Famico, was born and raised on Northey Street in Ward 2. Alice was a night nurse at Salem Hospital for many years, was a Girl Scout Camp volunteer at Camp Naumkeag and is famous for her hand-knit Christmas stockings that many hang every year. Heather’s grandfather, the late Frank Famico was general manager at Gold Smiths News Agency in Salem for nearly 40 years.
- with Simmons College Professor Janet Chumley at Heather's Master's Graduation
The Committee To Elect Heather Famico