Mayor Brian Arrigo was born and raised in the City of Revere, attended Revere Public Schools, and graduated from Revere High School. His father, John, was a former Ward 5 City Councillor, a former President of the Paul Revere School PTA and worked for the Boston Globe for over 40 years. His mother, Paula, retired from the Revere Housing Authority after serving 15 years as a hot lunch kitchen coordinator. Brian’s parents still live in Revere and have instilled in him the importance of integrity, hard work and determination.
In October of 2014, Brian married the love of his life Daveen Balliro. They own their home on Savage Street in West Revere and welcomed baby Joseph John one week before Election Day in 2015.
After graduating from Revere High School, Brian went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in Government from Suffolk University in 2004. Brian then amassed over a decade of experience working with state and local governments, earning a reputation as a fiscally prudent manager. While working for Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone, Brian oversaw implementation of the SomerStat program, a national model for efficient delivery of city services. Brian has also been entrusted with budget management positions with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Washington D.C. City Council.
Throughout his career, Brian's goal has always been to use the experience he's gained to make Revere a better place to live. Following his election to the Revere City Council in 2011, Brian emerged as an independent voice, consistently focused on the best interests of the residents and standing up against special interests and "business as usual."
Brian has a tremendous sense of pride when it comes to his hometown. It is Brian’s strong personal belief that the residents of Revere should be proud of their city. For too long, families have fled the city for a “better” place to live. It is Brian’s goal to make the City of Revere a place people are proud to call home.
Working collaboratively with the residents who have entrusted him with the Mayor's office, Brian looks forward to a bright future for the community he loves.