Liz has lived in Quincy since 2009 with her husband, Ben and their two children Sean (8) and Wes (3). They love the diversity of Quincy as well as the proximity to the beach and an urban setting. They love hiking in the Blue Hills and playing at Wollaston Beach. They are a very active family and always looking for new places to explore.
Liz was the 2020-21 co-chair of the Quincy Citywide PTO’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee and an active member on the Citywide PTO Executive Board. She is a parent representative on the QPS District Wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Team, the Merrymount Elementary School DEI Committee, a member of the DOVE, Inc. Advisory Council, and the Merrymount Neighborhood Association.
Liz is a clinical social worker who has spent over 20 years in the service of others. She graduated from UMass Amherst with a BA in Psychology, and received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Salem State University. Liz currently works as the Domestic Violence Prevention Coordinator for the City of Cambridge. Prior to that she was the director of the Mass General Hospital Domestic Violence Program. Her past professional experience also includes working at a local domestic violence program and at an abuser education program.
The Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance recently recognized Liz's contributions to advancing victim rights and services with the 2020 Innovation Award. Watch the video here.
“Like so many of our neighbors, our family has struggled in various ways throughout this pandemic. Over the past year I have seen clearly how local policy decisions impact our lives. My family is having an excellent experience with the Quincy Public Schools and I am committed to ensuring others have a positive experience as well. Serving on the Quincy School Committee would be a continuation of my life's work and commitment to an equitable school system for all families.”
- Liz Speakman
Liz is proudly endorsed by:
Quincy Education Association
Norfolk County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
National Association of Social Workers- MA
Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus
Watch this video to hear why Liz is running for school committee.