The Gazette offered all of the candidates for the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council the opportunity to submit biographical statements for publication on our Web site.
The election will take place on July 12 at Jamaica Plain Orange line stops, as well Hi-Lo Foods in Jackson Square, J.P. Licks, and in the parking lot next to Star Fish in Egleston Square. Polls will be open between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. and again between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
David Baron is an eleven-year resident of Jamaica Plain. He lives at 104 Rockview Street and for the past year has served on the Neighborhood Council as a vacancy appointment from Area B. This is his first time running for the Council (or for any other office). While serving as a member of the Neighborhood Council, Dave has been an active member of the Zoning Committee and has also assisted the Parks and Open Space Committee in its initiative to create a tree-preservation ordinance for the City of Boston. Prior to his appointment to the JPNC, Dave was appointed to and served as a citizen advisor on the now-defunct Arborway Rail Restoration Project Advisory Committee. As a member of the Neighborhood Council, his priorities are increasing citizen participation and community process around significant development and other projects; advancing the JPNC’s role as a liaison to City government and advocate for our community; supporting environmental initiatives; and in all respects preserving, advancing, and celebrating the rich diversity of Jamaica Plain.