I am running for re-election because I want to continue focusing on restoring fiscal responsibility, making Burlington affordable, investing in public infrastructure and parks and protecting our most vulnerable.
— Chip Mason, Ward 5 City Councilor

About Chip Mason

Chip Mason is a fourth generation Burlington resident who graduated from Burlington public schools and the University of Vermont.  Following graduation, Chip’s interest in public service grew while working in the United States Senate.  Chip attended law school in Portland, Maine and clerked for the Maine Supreme Court.  Following the clerkship, Chip returned to his hometown and Ward 5 where he has lived for 20 years with his wife and two daughters.

Since returning to Burlington, Chip has has been a dedicated public servant committed to serving Burlington residents (6 years as a City Council, 2 years as a trustee of the Burlington Employee Retirement System, 5 years on the Board of Tax Appeals), the disadvantaged (over 15 years of service on the Board of Directors and as an officer of the Lund Family Center, the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation, the Northern Vermont Chapter of the American Red Cross and an account solicitor for the United Way) and Burlington’s youth (over 15 years as a youth sports coach).  

While on the Council, Chip has become a leader serving as the Chair of the Democrats, chair of the Ordinance Committee, the Tax Abatement Committee and a member of the Human Resources Committee.  Chip has also served as a member of a number of special committees including the Form Based Code Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Permit Reform Committee and the Pension Reform Committee.

Chip is an attorney who works in downtown Burlington specializing in helping businesses grow and prosper.