Kim Rivera

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Kim Rivera

Springfield City Council Ward 6

75 Pomona Street

Springfield, MA 01108

Kim Rivera is a community activist who has worked behind the scenes on many of Springfield’s best political campaigns and initiatives over the past several years. Kim ran for Ward 6 City Councilor this election season, and she is ready to be the bridge the gap between the residents of Springfield and their elected officials.

Kim has personally experienced the struggles of poverty as a single mother of three, and she is determined to help others break the cycle of hunger, embarrassment, and loneliness that plagues so many folks in the community. Kim will work to broaden opportunities for all Springfield residents, and she has already begun to build relationships with law enforcement in order to better integrate and the community. She currently works in the Springfield Public Schools and is a Home Health Care Aid, helping to support individuals with developmental disabilities live independent and fulfilling lives.

Solving problems and building consensus is not new for Kim, who overcame homelessness and seemingly impossible barriers to raise three successful children. One of her children, Amaad Rivera, is the former Ward 6 Councilor and his work inspired Kim to view herself as someone who could run and win. Kim is truly in touch with what her community needs from its elected officials, and she has demonstrated time and time again her dedication to responding to the concerns of folks with all different identities and experiences. Unfortunately, Kim lost the election.