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Shaping a Career to Benefit the Greater Community



ABOVE LEFT: Meg Mulhern with Sean Rose during his 2017 campaign for City Council. CENTER: Meg with Joe Kennedy III at a local event during his 2020 Senate campaign. RIGHT: Meg Mulhern, at an event for Worcester Union Softball.


Meg Mulhern is someone known by many in the Worcester community. She is well versed with working on political campaigns, and with doing volunteer work across the City of Worcester. Her volunteer work is centered around creating more equitable opportunities for youth and families across the city.

 

Family Life

Meg Mulhern was born on November 4th, 1972 in Auburn, MA.  She moved to Boylston in 1988, and graduated from Tahanto Regional High School in 1990. She earned her B.A. in Education from Plymouth State University as a transfer student from Worcester State University. She has two daughters, Samantha and Molly, both of whom attended Saint Peter-Marian High School.

 

Political Life

Since a young age, Meg has had a passion for working on political campaigns. She cites her aunt for inspiring her to get involved with campaigning. Her aunt taught her many lessons surrounding politics, especially when she ran field operations in New Hampshire for Michael Dukakis’ run for the Presidency in 1988.


In recent years, Meg has been involved with multiple political campaigns across Massachusetts, holding prominent positions on many.


Throughout the 2011, 2013, and 2015 election cycles, Meg served as Campaign Manager for Tony Economou’s City Council election bids. He successfully won his three campaigns for District 1 City Councilor.


Since 2016, Meg has served as Campaign Manager for Sean Rose’s City Council election bids. He is serving his second term as District 1 City Councilor, after winning his elections in 2017 and 2019. Additionally, during the 2019 election cycle, Meg worked as a field organizer on Laura Clancey’s Worcester School Committee campaign. She won that election, after receiving more than 6,000 votes.


Meg has also served as a field organizer on Jim McGovern’s congressional campaigns, Joe Kennedy III’s Senate campaign, and Joe Petty’s Mayoral campaigns. She additionally canvassed in New Hampshire during Elizabeth Warrens’ 2020 presidential campaign.


Meg says that, “If we want to usher change in society, we must take part in working on campaigns and getting involved with the civic process.”


Volunteer Life

In addition to working on many local political campaigns, Meg has donated years of her time volunteering.


Since she was young, Meg reminisces that, “My parents fostered in me a propensity to volunteer, which benefited not only myself, but the greater community as a whole.” 


Some of the many organizations Meg has volunteered for include: Joe Schwartz Little League as a softball coach and softball director, Nelson Place Elementary School PTO, Saint Peter-Marian High School Parent Board as chairperson, and a member of the Worcester District 4 Softball Staff. Additionally, she is a cofounder of Worcester Union Softball, and was involved with the Commission of the Parks Department for the City of Worcester. 


When asked about her most fulfilling volunteer experiences, Meg explains, “Every organization that I have volunteered for has taught me lessons and has given me some of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. However, the most fulfilling experiences to date have been my work as a member of the Commission of the Parks Department and as a cofounder of Worcester Union Softball.”  


During her time on the Commission of the Parks Department, Meg has helped the Parks Department keep more than 60 parks across the City of Worcester functioning, and to also make sure the citizens of Worcester have ample amounts safe natural spaces where they can recreate.


As a cofounder of Worcester Union Softball, Meg, alongside District City Councilor Sean Rose, have helped create opportunities for young girls across the city, whether on or off the playing field. In the last year alone, members of Worcester Union Softball have completed over 1,000 hours of community service. The most prevalent areas of service include Christmas gift wrapping, volunteering at Why Me Sherry’s House, and at other rest homes across Worcester. Additionally, each year, Worcester Union holds the “Inspirational Women of Worcester” Awards night, where community leaders are given awards for empowering others in their communities.


The Three as One

Overall, Meg can use one word to describe the work she has done throughout her life, whether raising a family, working on political campaigns, or volunteering in the community: fulfillment.


Especially on the volunteering side of her work, her experiences have been the most fulfilling. The smiles given, engagements done, relationships made, and lessons learned will be ones she will remember for the rest of her life. 


Meg reminds us that, “No matter how small the act, one can make a profound impact and difference in the lives of others.”

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