Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and the Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) announced that Maria Lanza is the new neighborhood liaison for the North End, West End & Waterfront communities.
“Maria was born and raised in the North End and from a young age strived to be an active member in her community. We are grateful to have Maria join the Walsh administration.” said Jerome M. Smith, Chief of Civic Engagement, in a statement. Lanza replaces longtime neighborhood coordinator, Nicole Leo.
Maria’s first day at ONS will be Tuesday, June 16, 2015. As a result of her new ONS position, Maria has resigned from the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC).
Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, she served as a community liaison to City Councilor At-Large Michael Flaherty. Maria is currently pursuing a bachelors degree in Political Science at UMASS Boston. In her free time enjoys coaching youth basketball at the Nazzaro Community Center.