By Lauren Bennett
Alexandra Valdez, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services Liaison for Jamaica Plain and Citywide Latina Liaison, has left those roles as of last week, according to Public Information Officer Sam Chambers. Valdez sent a letter out to the residents of JP, saying it has been her “absolute pleasure” to serve in the role for three years.
“From attending community meetings about local issues to helping new businesses open, I have learned so much from our neighborhood and how government helps to improve our lives,” Valdez said in the letter.
Chambers said that they have not yet chosen a successor for Valdez, but when one has been chosen, “we will let the neighborhood know,” he said.
In the meantime, Chambers said that residents can call 311 with any city service issues they might have. If people are looking for more in-depth help with processes such as zoning, liquor licensing, etc., they “can always call our office direct line and someone from our office will work with that person,” Chambers said.
Valdez will still be working for the City of Boston as the new director of engagement for the City’s Economic Mobility Lab, which works to increase upward economic mobility for low and moderate-income residents of Boston.
“I look forward to continuing the important work of civic engagement and community outreach under the leadership of Mayor Walsh, Chief Jerome Smith, and the amazing hardworking team of the Mayor’s Civic Engagement Cabinet as I begin to take on a new role and challenge,” Valdez said in her message. “I look forward to continuing my work with Mayor Walsh and the employees of the City of Boston to better serve constituents, engage Bostonians, and improve access to their government.”