Committed to our community. Committed to you.


I will work tirelessly to make sure District 5 reaches its full potential as a vibrant, safe, family-friendly community that all residents can be proud of.

-District 5 Candidate Matt Wally

  • A new generation of leadership

  • Lifelong Worcester resident

  • Fresh ideas

  • A diverse skill-set

  • Two decades of experience in community planning and revitalization



Focus for District 5: 

Public Safety Initiatives That Protect Our Neighborhoods

I will work to maintain high levels of police coverage in the neighborhoods during the day and at night to deter and stop crime.

As the Chair of the Traffic and Parking Committee I have advocated for an increase in traffic safety measures to ensure neighborhoods are safe for pedestrians, school children, and bicyclists.

Public Park Improvements

Since my time as a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission I have seen the positive impact beautiful, well-maintained parks have on our neighborhoods.  During my time on the Council I have secured funding for a rectangular playing field at Farber Field and for improvements to Hadwen Park, and for the necessary ongoing maintenance to protect these assets.

Fiscally Responsible Renovation / Replacement of Doherty and South High Schools

School construction is managed by the City before a completed building is turned over to the School Department.  As a councilor I will work to ensure accountability for any future construction work on Doherty and South High Schools is completed on time and on budget. I also believe it is vital to finance these schools through a pre-construction school stabilization fund. 

Practical Experience with City Planning


  • Master’s Degree in Community Development & Planning

  • Former Instructor at Clark University in Community Development Finance

  • Former Executive Director of Worcester Community Housing Resources  

  • Current Government & Community Affairs VP for a local bank with a focus on neighborhood reinvestment

  • Former Member of The Parks & Recreation Commission


Committed to the Worcester Community


  • Director, Greater Worcester Community Foundation

  • Trustee Associate, Nativity School of Worcester

  • Steering Committee Member, Worcester Tree Initiative

  • Director, Quinsigamond Community College Foundation 

Worcester Educated


The son of Worcester Public School educators, Matt has always placed a high value on education. His own educational path highlights the very best of Worcester’s schools and universities:

  • K-12 Worcester Public Schools

  • Undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross

  • Graduate degree in Community Development & Planning from Clark University 



As I See It: Overlooked approach to reducing poverty  

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