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Sunday, October 14, 2018

波士頓市府青少年議會 市長欽點40人 無一華裔


波士頓市長馬丁華殊宣佈新年度閃亮波士頓”議員
40名青少年  無一華裔


(Boston Orange 周菊子整理報導)波士頓市府在1012(週五)公布了2018-2019年度的市長的閃亮波士頓評議會(SPARK Boston Council)。這共有成員40人的組織將在未來12個月內,繼續為年輕成年人和市政府領導們打開新的溝通管道。

波士頓市長馬丁華殊說,波士頓市有著全美最集中的千禧年世代,而我們仰賴他們來幫助我們的城市與社區成長。我期待著和這些有能力的年輕居民合作,看看我們能如何使得波士頓成為一個更完善,所有社區都都更樂於其中的城市。

2018-2019"閃亮波士頓評議會由來自全波士頓17個不同鄰里的40名居民組成。他們包括建築師,創業者,老師,大學生,研究所學生,社區組織者,餐館業者,律師,以及來自公職,私營企業的人。其中四分之一為土生土長波士頓人,其他人成長於波士頓以外,遠自薩爾瓦多,佛羅里達,法國,喬治亞,密西西比,印度等等。

根據波士頓市府公布的名單,這17個鄰里,沒有華埠,40名成員中,也無一名華人。

閃亮波士頓主任,Amy Mahler表示,一個城市及社區的成功是由誰出席和參與來決定的。閃亮波士頓培訓,教導這群年輕的波士頓人,我們的城市是怎麼運作的,如何參與公民機構,以及我們的鄰里如何定義我們的城市。總而言之,我們會創立,並連結項目與資源,幫助我們的同儕,為市府領導及各項目做焦點小組,參與波士頓的公民生活。只要我們住在波士頓是,支持並為我們的家服務就是我們的責任。

閃亮波士頓設在市長的公民參與內閣,在影響千禧年代人口議題上,有著為波士頓市長馬丁華殊做顧問,和市府部門及社區相關人士合作,解決問題的責任。在Amy Mahler的領導下,評議會每月開會一次,參加社區的每月會議,並和夥伴合作把重點放在推出連結千禧年世代的活動。項目包括鄰里社交活動,薪資協商工作坊,擁有房屋及領導力開放日,還有閒聊(Chief Chats),一個新的系列活動,容許市民從波士頓市長馬丁華殊的內閣首長那兒,直接聆聽各種議題,並提問題。

40閃亮波士頓評議會成員如下:
The 2018-2019 Council includes:
Bhakti Varma, Allston
Jordan Thornlow, Allston
Tanya Pham, Back Bay
Marguerite Silverman, Back Bay
Adrienne Zak, Beacon Hill
Justin Flynn, Brighton
Aidan McDonough, Brighton
Tess Atkinson, Dorchester
Crystal Chandler, Dorchester
Miles Halpine, Dorchester
Peter McCawley, Dorchester
Meghan Harrell, Dorchester
Jazmyne Jackson, Dorchester
Josh Waxman, East Boston
Kim Mendoza Iraheta, East Boston
Corinne Wardian, Fenway-Kenmore
Mika Gross, Fenway-Kenmore
Nolan Tesis, Hyde Park
Alisa Pimentel, Hyde Park
Helena Berbano, Jamaica Plain
Sebastian Zapata, Jamaica Plain
Taylor Cain, Jamaica Plain
Jennie Rose Halperin, Jamaica Plain
Samantha Montano, Jamaica Plain
Helen Mayer, Mattapan
Christina Paris, Mattapan
Dani Niro, North End
Jonathan Bekele, Roslindale
Gloribel Rivas, Roslindale
Sasha Goodfriend, Roxbury
Karleen Porcena, Roxbury
Portsha Franklin-Gordon, Roxbury
Analiese Barnes-Classen, Roxbury
Lindsey Butler, South Boston
Casey Baines, South End
Maggie Riddell, South End
Michelle Sohn, South End
Greg Bohenko,  West End
Kathryn Niforos, West Roxbury
Meredith McCarthy, West Roxbury

MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES 2018-2019 SPARK BOSTON COUNCIL
BOSTON - Friday, October 12, 2018-  Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the 2018-2019 Mayor's SPARK Boston Council. The diverse, 40-member group will spend the next 12 months working to continue to open up new lines of communication between young adults and leaders in City government.

"Boston is the home to highest concentration of millennials in the country and we count on them to help us grow as a city and community," said Mayor Walsh. "I look forward to collaborating  with these capable young residents on how we can make Boston a more equitable and enjoyable home for all communities."

The 2018-2019 SPARK Boston Council is comprised of 40 Boston residents, who live in 17 different neighborhoods across Boston. This group includes architects, entrepreneurs, teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, community organizers, restaurant professionals, lawyers, and representatives from many other industries across the public and private sectors. Over a fourth of the Council are native Bostonians, while others grew up as far outside of Boston as El Salvador, Florida, France, Georgia, Mississippi, India and beyond.

"A city's success and community is determined by who shows up and gets involved," said Amy Mahler, SPARK Boston Director. "SPARK Boston trains this cohort of young Bostonians on how our city government works, how to participate in our civic institutions, and how our neighborhoods define our City. Together, we'll create and connect programming and resources to help our peers, serve as a focus group for City leaders and programs, and participate in Boston's civic life. As long as we live in Boston, it is our responsibility and privilege to serve and support our home."

SPARK Boston, housed in the Mayor's Civic Engagement Cabinet, is responsible for advising Mayor Walsh on issues affecting the millennial population and working with City departments and community stakeholders to help solve those issues. Directed by Amy Mahler, the Council holds general meetings once a month, attends community meetings monthly and puts on programs focusing on connecting millennials with these partners. Programs include neighborhood socials, salary negotiation workshops, homeownership and leadership open houses, and Chief Chats, a new series of events which allows citizens to hear directly from Mayor Walsh's Cabinet Chiefs on a variety of issues and ask questions on those subjects.

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