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Mehreen N. Butt

Wakefield Town Councilor

Mehreen N. Butt, Esq. is an attorney living in Wakefield, MA. Mehreen was elected to the Wakefield Board of Selectman in April 2017, becoming the first American-Muslim woman elected to a municipality in Massachusetts. In April 2018, Wakefield voted to officially change the Board name to a gender- neutral name and became "Wakefield Town Council." Councilor Butt has worked in the health policy and social justice fields, working for the Massachusetts Legislature, Health Care For All, Tufts Health Plan and Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for low income and homeless women in Boston. Mehreen has committed to advocating for better representation, diversity and inclusion in the workforce and in government and works on campaigns that are dedicated to progressive, ethical and compassionate values. She received a J.D. from American University's Washington College of Law and a B.S. in Biology and English from Tufts University. Councilor Butt is also a Board Trustee for Hallmark Health Systems, an Advisory Board member of SABA GB, and an associate member of the Friends of Lake Quannapowitt. She is a member of the New England Muslim Bar Association and an alumnae of both Emerge Massachusetts and the Woman's Bar Association Woman's Leadership Program.