Mayor Martin Walsh has appointed Lindsey Santana as the neighborhood liaison for Jamaica Plain within the Mayor’s Civic Engagement Cabinet. Santana will replace Enrique Pepen who left his post to become a special advisor on U.S. Congressman Joseph Kennedy III’s U.S> Senate campaign.
Sanatna began serving as the new liaison on Nov. 15.
“I am very excited to have Lindsey join the team as our Jamaica Plain liaison,” said Mayor Walsh. “She understands the importance of bringing people together and facilitating city services to make the City a better place for its residents.”
As the Jamaica Plain liaison, Santana will serve as the primary contact for constituents and businesses looking to connect with the Mayor’s Office, and will facilitate the delivery of services in collaboration with City departments.
“I am very excited to be appointed as the Jamaica Plain liaison by Mayor Walsh,” said Santana. “We are both passionate about helping people and I cannot think of a better way to help the people of Jamaica Plain than by serving as their neighborhood liaison. Their sense of community and dedication to making the City a better place is what drives them and I look forward to working with them.”
Santana was born in Boston and lived in the Dominican Republic for six years before returning to the City at the age of 16. She graduated from West Roxbury Academy and was a recipient of the Posse Scholarship. She received a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from Bucknell University.
Santana most recently held the title of Community Project and Marketing Coordinator for the Mayor’s Love Your Block Initiative, a program which aims to bring neighbors together through acts of service.
In her spare time she enjoys dancing, going to Red Sox games and supporting her sorority, Mu Sigma Upsilon Incorporated, as they empower women across the country.
She currently lives in Hyde Park.
The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) encourages, facilitates and maximizes citizen input and participation through service requests, neighborhood meetings, mailings, and emergency responses. To report non-emergency issues to the City, residents are encouraged to connect with BOS:311 by dialing 3-1-1 or by downloading the free BOS:311 app on iOS or Android platforms.