Mayor Lisa Wong Soto

Mayor Lisa Wong Soto is a Chinese-American politician who is the town manager of South Hadley, Massachusetts and served four terms (2008-2016) as Mayor of the city of Fitchburg. Elected to that office at the age of 28, Mayor Wong is the youngest female and the first Asian American female elected mayor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Lisa is a Senior Fellow at the Governing Institute and teaches at Clark University. Lisa was the Executive Director of the Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority, and studied International Relations and Economics at Boston University.

Lisa serves on the Board of Overseers at Boston University and is the Board Co-Chair at Ivy Child International.

Location: Brimfield, MA

Why are you making this commitment to Ivy Child? I believe we all have a responsibility to promote mindfulness in our children and youth.

I practice mindfulness through: Home cooking, walking my dog and being with family.

Ivy Child TeamLisa