Skip to main content
Lisa Wolf

Lisa Wolf Running for Re-Election to Marblehead Light Commission

An environmental engineer by training with experience in sustainability and energy  efficiency, Lisa Wolf is running for a second three-year term on the Marblehead Light Commission. The  Commission oversees the work of the town’s municipally owned and operated Light Department, which  provides electricity to all Marblehead residents.  


“For the past 120 years, our Light Department has demonstrated its commitment to providing reliable  and affordable electricity to our town,” Wolf said in describing her run. “The Department is now making  decisions in a rapidly changing energy landscape with new technologies, urgent concerns about rising  greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing grid vulnerability. I am running for a seat on the Light  Commission because I bring valuable experience and an important perspective to help the Department  meet its current and future challenges.” 


As a fourth generation Marbleheader with family roots dating back to the early 1900s, Wolf says she is  vested in the town’s energy stability and security. Married with two grown children, she and her husband  designed and built the town’s first net zero energy house which was featured in Sustainable  Marblehead’s recent Green Homes Tour. 


Wolf currently serves as Sustainability Coordinator for the Town of Wellesley’s Municipal Light Plant  where she says she has gained valuable insights into how to maximize economic return from  sustainability initiatives such as battery storage, peak demand management, and electrification.  Previously, she taught physics, engineering, chemistry, and environmental sciences at Beverly High  School for 10 years. “As an educator, I understand the importance of being able to communicate complex  concepts and collaborate with people who hold different points of view,” she says.  


During her first term, Wolf focused on strategic planning and sustainability and became a member of the  Green Marblehead Committee, which is helping the town meet its goal of achieving net zero carbon  emissions by 2040. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Marblehead Light Commission.  


“The goals of keeping rates low, keeping the power on, and meeting state requirements for more clean  energy are not incompatible,” she says. “By purchasing less expensive non-carbon emitting electricity,  promoting energy efficiency to lower costs for individual households, and shifting customer energy use  away from peak demand times when we’re forced to purchase the most expensive and dirtiest fuel, we  can reduce costs and lower rates.” 


More information about Lisa Wolf is available at Election day is Tuesday, June  20. Early voting by mail is available for voters who are unable to vote that day or in person. Voters must  request a ballot via the Secretary of State’s website and return the ballot by June 16 at 5 p.m.