Dorchester resident Tiffani Caballero has been appointed the new mayor’s liaison for Jamaica Plain, taking over for Lindsey Santana, who is now the Community Outreach Manager for the city’s Environment Department.
Caballero was born and raised in Boston, attended the John D. O’Bryant School, and is currently a student at UMass Boston working towards a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She’s also a Spanish speaker.
Prior to starting this role at the Office of Neighborhood Services two months ago, Caballero was a Constituent Service Center representative for 311. She said her new position “almost goes hand in hand” with her previous work, and this new role will allow her to interact with constituents face to face.
Caballero said what attracted her to the Jamaica Plain liaison position was the “really tight-knit culture in Jamaica Plain.” She also said she has family in the neighborhood, and appreciates the “different cultures and heritages in the JP community.”
She added that JP is “very inclusive for everyone,” and has also noticed the many changes the neighborhood has gone through over the years.
“That’s really what attracted me to the position,” Caballero said.
Since it’s only her second month in the role, she said she is still “getting acclimated” to the responsibilities, but is quickly catching up on Santana’s proposals in the neighborhood.
Caballero recently held her first abutters meeting on Aug. 23, and worked at the Stop & Shop polling location for the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council election last Saturday. She also attended the Unity Day celebration at the Anna Mae Cole Community Center on Saturday, and several neighborhood association meetings.
The new liaison said one her her biggest goals is to “amplify the community voices,” and “make sure there’s representation for everyone in Jamaica Plain, whether it’s the neighborhood associations or their subcommittees, to make sure everyone is able to get their voices heard.”
When she’s not meeting constituents and organizations in the community, Caballero said she likes to “take a stroll down and go into a new business and introduce myself and support their business.”
Caballero can be reached at [email protected], or by calling 617-635-2185.