Air Rhodes

Beacon City Council, Ward 2


Air will be the first openly LGBTQ member of the Beacon City Council


Air Rhodes would gladly spend every minute outside, and this is what led them into public service. After watching developers build unchecked and climate change take its toll on the local environment with no plans to accommodate it, Air saw that no one else was going to take the reins to make the changes that were needed to protect the future. Air led the City of Beacon’s Conservation Advisory Committee for five years, and is now poised to be the first LGBTQ councilperson on Beacon’s City Council. With a Master’s from the The New School’s nonprofit management program and a post-graduate degree in environmental ethics from the University of Melbourne, they draw on more than twenty years of experience working in the nonprofit sector across three continents. Social and environmental justice drive their work, and they will prioritize the needs of the undocumented, impoverished, and oppressed neighbors in their constituency. In their spare time, Air also makes furniture from found wood, hikes in the local highlands, sings bluegrass music, and captures nature photography.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • Air will be the first openly LGBTQ member of the Beacon City Council.
  • They will be the only openly LGBTQ member of the Beacon City Council.

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