Issue #163 - January 2022
Welcome Makayla, our new Community Engagement Manager
We are thrilled to have Makayla Comas join us as our new Community Engagement Manager! She has been a great addition to our team, bringing creative and thought-provoking ideas to every conversation. Just a few weeks in, she has already been actively participating in meetings and projects around local communities. We are thrilled to have her with us and cannot wait to see the impact she will make at LivableStreets Alliance! Feel free to drop her a note at [email protected].
We're hiring - please forward!
LivableStreets keeps growing! Now that Makayla and Ammi are on board, we're looking to add a Deputy Director and an Emerald Network Project Manager. Full job descriptions, salary information, and application instructions can be found at livablestreets.info/careers and emeraldnetwork.info/our_work (or click on the job titles above).
The application deadlines for both positions is February 11, so please forward this information to anyone you know who might be interested. If that anyone is you, we hope you'll apply!
We Ended 2021 Strong with our StreetTalk 10-in-1 + Tour de Streets!
After flooding your inboxes throughout December, we're pleased to announce that Tour de Streets: Winter Edition was a success! Though we were just short of our fundraising goal, the number of donors who contributed increased substantially, which means that, thanks to all of you, we're reaching more people!
We are also excited to have returned (virtually) to our classic 10-in-1 StreetTalk, and want to send a shout out to Annie Shreffler and her team at the GBH Forum Network - they have been fantastic partners for our virtual events throughout the pandemic (just as they were before COVID), and we hope to have the chance to work with them in person again soon! You can see the recording of the StreetTalk on GBH Forum Network's website and YouTube channel.
Fare-Free Bus Momentum Grows
We’ve been strong advocates for fare-free bus service and last week, we were excited to see a letter, signed by 15 municipalities across the MBTA region, asking the MBTA to make it easier to set up fare-free bus pilots by creating a standardized process. We hope that this will lead to fare-free bus pilots expanding much faster and further!
Read the letter here.
LivableStreets Board Transitions
As we welcome new faces to the LivableStreets team, we are also saying goodbye. Board member Jascha Franklin-Hodge has moved on from our board, as he shifted into his new role as Chief of Streets for the City of Boston. We are wishing Jascha all the best in his exciting new role!
As a policy, LivableStreets will only advertise opportunities that include salary or compensation information.
Check out the following resources to learn more about what we've been up to lately!
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