Christine Corrado was appointed by the Brighton Town Board and sworn in as a Brighton Councilmember on December 12, 2018. In 2019, Brightonians voted her in to complete the term, and she was re-elected to a full four-year term in 2021.
A Brighton resident since 2007, Ms. Corrado has been an active leader in the Willowbend Neighborhood Association, served on the Brighton Zoning Board of Appeals from 2013 until her appointment to the Town Board, and served on the “Envision Brighton 2028” Comprehensive Plan Update steering committee. An advocate for complete streets and active transportation, she founded the citizen advocacy group Brighton Safe Streets for All.
She began her career teaching Spanish in the US and English in Spain, followed by two decades in higher education advancement—first at the University of Rochester and the Eastman School of Music, then at Rochester Institute of Technology. After leading the Greater Rochester Parent Leadership Training Institute—a program that teaches parents how to become skilled change agents to improve the lifelong health, safety, and learning outcomes of all children in our community—during an organizational transition, she now splits her professional time between technical editing for a local intellectual property firm and community leadership.
In her first term as Brighton Councilmember, Ms. Corrado chaired the Public Safety Committee, served on the Community Services Committee, and served as the liaison to the Conservation Board. In her second term, she chairs the Public Works Committee and continues service on the Community Services Committee and with the Conservation Board.
Ms. Corrado believes that open access to government leaders and community assets are essential to civic engagement, democracy, and the well-being of all who live, work, learn, and enjoy life in Brighton. She knows that the more we implement ways to make our shared assets accessible to all—regardless of ability, age, income, race, religion, gender, or any other factor—the closer we come to our aspirational goal of being a diverse, equitable, and welcoming community for all.