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About

Mayor Gary Christenson is a lifelong public servant and advocate for Malden.

Gary Christenson was led to service by his deep desire to be helpful to the residents of Malden and uses his position as Mayor as an opportunity to move the city forward.

For twenty years, Mayor Christenson has been working to improve Malden by making City Hall accessible and welcoming for all people in the community. Gary’s long history of service to Malden means he approaches every problem by listening to the concerns and needs of the residents and engaging the community in a collaborative process. No problem is too big or too small.

Mayor Christenson’s compassionate and communicative approach has driven transformative results for Malden.

blue & gold
Gary Christenson was raised in Malden and educated in the Malden Public Schools.
Education
Mayor Christenson attended Suffolk University for his Bachelor’s, Masters and Juris Doctorate.
State House
Gary Christenson became a Budget Analyst for the MA House Committee on Ways and Means in 1994.
Middlesex Sheriff’s Office
Mayor Christenson served as the Budget Director for the Sheriff’s Office from 1998-2012.
School Committee

Gary joined the Malden School Committee in 1999.

City Council
Mayor Christenson’s service continued in 2004 when he was elected City Councillor for Ward 1.
Mayor
Gary Christenson was elected as Mayor in 2011 and continues to lead the city today.
Volunteer
Mayor Christenson frequently gives his time in service to local non-profits.

Gary’s Door is always open

Mayor Christenson always wants to hear from you!