Matthew Gerding

Somersworth City Council

Matthew will continue to bring important representation to Somersworth City Council!

Biography

Matt teaches seventh grade science at the 2019 NH Education Excellence Award-Winning, Somersworth Middle School, and has been a member of the Somersworth City Council since 2019. 
 
Beyond teaching, he is passionate about equity in New Hampshire’s education system, and he has been, and will continue to be, an advocate for Somersworth’s schools. Due to inadequate state-funding, communities loses money year-after-year in the form of increased property taxes, and Matt has worked to find creative solutions to fund not only the schools in his community, but the city-wide services that citizens depend on.  
 
Since joining the City Council in 2019, Matt has worked to guide the city through the COVID-19 pandemic, which included helping ensure a safe and secure 2020 election. He has also approved the construction of a new fire station, helped break-ground on the Somersworth Veteran’s Memorial Park, and committed the city to road, sidewalk, and green-space projects that will improve the accessibility and health of our community. He is also proud to have secured a food composting program at the city’s public works building, available to all Somersworth residents, which will help to keep the community green.  
 
Matt and his husband have a cat named Tucker and a dog named Otto, and in his spare time He loves to paint, garden, beautify the community, and walk through Somersworth’s many public parks and trails.

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