School Committeeman Wood to Attend Parkinson’s Policy Forum in Washington

Haverhill School Committee member Scott W. Wood, Jr. speaks during an appearance on WHAV's Open Mike Show. (File photograph)

Mr. Wood is headed to Washington. Haverhill School Committeeman Scott W. Wood, Jr. will travel to the nation’s capital later this month to make his voice heard during the Parkinson’s Policy Forum.

Wood will be among 300 advocates from across the country set to meet with members of Congress to share how Parkinson’s disease has impacted their lives. He is one of four delegates attending on behalf of Massachusetts.

“I am honored to attend the 2018 Parkinson’s Policy Forum to represent the Parkinson’s community on Capitol Hill on these important issues,” Wood said. “I reach out to my Senators and Representative year-round, but the chance to come together with hundreds of people, share our journey and show our nation’s leaders what it means to live with Parkinson’s disease is powerful.”

Wood will receive two days of training on the proper ways to advocate for public policy before putting his skills to work in meetings with Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey and Rep. Niki Tsongas.

The event, held from March 19 to 21, is cosponsored by the Parkinson’s Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.