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Alanna Marie Mallon

Currently
Program Director at Food For Free

More about Alanna Marie Mallon

Alanna Mallon was born and raised in Massachusetts, and has lived in Cambridge since 2004.

She founded the Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program, a service that sends food home with food insecure students, in 2013, and has been a program director at Food For Free since January 2016. She was also an Education Liaison for Cambridge's Office of the Mayor from 2014-2015.

Before working full time on activism and for nonprofits, she was a designer at companies such as FP Girl and TJX. She is a graduate of Ohio State University.

Incumbent
Yes
Education
BASC, BS from Ohio State University
Age
48 years, 10 months
Born in Brockton, MA in 1970
Voter Registration
Sept. 27, 2004

Where does Alanna live?

Address
Owns at 3 Maple Ave. #2 Cambridge, MA 02139
Valued at approx. $850,000
Last sold June 17, 2004 for $565,000
inflation adjusted approx. $735,122

Endorsements

Q&A

Interviews with the candidate

Mass Creative

Working with artists, leaders, supporters, and partners of the arts, cultural, and creative community to advocate for the resources and support necessary for the sector to thrive

Mass Creative

Working with artists, leaders, supporters, and partners of the arts, cultural, and creative community to advocate for the resources and support necessary for the sector to thrive

Harvard Square Neighborhood Association

Harvard Square and all things about it

Harvard Square Neighborhood Association

Harvard Square and all things about it

The Whistler

Introduction to the Candidates

The Whistler

Introduction to the Candidates

Vision Zero Coalition

Asking candidates about how to reduce Cambridge to zero fatalities or serious injuries on the road

Vision Zero Coalition

Asking candidates about how to reduce Cambridge to zero fatalities or serious injuries on the road

Cambridge Bike Safety

Supports safe biking infrastructure for all ages and abilities. Asked Candidates for statement on CBS's platform.

Cambridge Bike Safety

Supports safe biking infrastructure for all ages and abilities. Asked Candidates for statement on CBS's platform.

Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition

Long form responses about equality and housing

Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition

Long form responses about equality and housing

ABC Candidate 2017 Survey

A Better Cambridge is a local housing/growth-and-development focused group. They used their questionnaire to determine their endorsements.

ABC Candidate 2017 Survey

A Better Cambridge is a local housing/growth-and-development focused group. They used their questionnaire to determine their endorsements.

ABC Candidate 2019 Survey

A Better Cambridge is a local housing/growth-and-development focused group. They used their questionnaire to determine their endorsements.

ABC Candidate 2019 Survey

A Better Cambridge is a local housing/growth-and-development focused group. They used their questionnaire to determine their endorsements.

Vision Zero Coalition 2019

Asking candidates about how to reduce Cambridge to zero fatalities or serious injuries on the road

Vision Zero Coalition 2019

Asking candidates about how to reduce Cambridge to zero fatalities or serious injuries on the road

Quotes

I am the only non-incumbent who has worked in City Hall

Alanna Marie Mallon, Scout Cambridge

Vancouver has an empty homes tax, which imposes a 1% tax of the property’s assessed value on housing that is empty or underused. Revenue from this tax will be reinvested to affordable housing. In Cambridge, this revenue could be put towards credit for a Somerville-like 100 Home program, or purchase of land for Community Land Trusts.

Press

Articles about the candidate

Wicked Local Cambridge Why a record number of Cambridge women are running for City Council

“I grew up experiencing poverty and food insecurity, and only got to where I am today because my family had the help of comprehensive social safety nets,” said Alanna Mallon, who is also the founder of Cambridge’s Weekend Backpack Program. “I believe our city can not only do more to close gaps in social services, but should also be more intentional about how we plan for and deliver these services.”

Oct. 3, 2017 — Amy Saltzman
Wicked Local Cambridge Why a record number of Cambridge women are running for City Council

“I grew up experiencing poverty and food insecurity, and only got to where I am today because my family had the help of comprehensive social safety nets,” said Alanna Mallon, who is also the founder of Cambridge’s Weekend Backpack Program. “I believe our city can not only do more to close gaps in social services, but should also be more intentional about how we plan for and deliver these services.”

Oct. 3, 2017 — Amy Saltzman
Scout Cambridge City Council Candidate Profiles, Group 1 of 5

What are three specific new programs or changes you would make if elected?

We need to make sure that no child is falling through the cracks, especially when transitioning between schools. I want to work with the City Department of Human Services to create a dashboard that keeps track of all of the city’s resources and the families who need them, so that we are providing for our children all the way from K-12.

Oct. 2, 2017 — Reena Karasin
Scout Cambridge City Council Candidate Profiles, Group 1 of 5

What are three specific new programs or changes you would make if elected?

We need to make sure that no child is falling through the cracks, especially when transitioning between schools. I want to work with the City Department of Human Services to create a dashboard that keeps track of all of the city’s resources and the families who need them, so that we are providing for our children all the way from K-12.

Oct. 2, 2017 — Reena Karasin

Campaign finance

How much the candidate has raised and spent

$11,043.15
Current balance
$0
Balance at the start of 2019
TBD
Raised in 2019
TBD
Spent in 2019