Max Tracy currently serves as the Ward 2 City Councilor. He is a UVM alum (class of 2009) who currently works at the University as an international admissions counselor. Max has lived in Burlington for 9 years, the last 6 years here in Ward 2.
He has tirelessly fought to make the dream of livable wages and affordable healthcare a reality for low-income Burlington residents. While a student at UVM, Max led campaigns for increased wages for the university’s lowest paid workers and against layoffs. Later, as an employee, Max worked with other staff members to organize a unionization drive.
In 2010, he ran for Ward 2 City Councilor and was narrowly defeated by Bram Kranichfeld. That race only deepened Max’s commitment to the Old North End and the city of Burlington. He pursued other ways to represent Ward 2 and was appointed to, and served on, both the Department of Public Works commission and the Community Development Block Grant Advisory Board. Additionally, he was a consistent NPA participant and regular presence at City Council meetings.
Using the lessons he learned through direct civic engagement, Max successfully ran for City Council in 2012. Since his election, Max has focused on public safety, getting the city’s finances in order, affordable housing, and developing enhanced bike/pedestrian infrastructure among many, many others. His dedication to these issues and ensuring that Old North End voices are heard in city government has manifested itself in a perfect attendance record at Council meetings. Additionally, Max has chaired the Transportation, Utilities, and Energy Committee while also serving on the License and Human Resources/Institutions Committees.
Max looks forward to many years in this neighborhood focused on increasing the vibrancy of the neighborhood, supporting small business development, and keeping Burlington one of the most livable cities in the country.