Government People

Three North End Residents Named to SPARK Boston Council

Three North End residents have been selected by Mayor Martin Walsh to serve on the 2017-2018 SPARK Boston Council made up of a 38-member group that will spend the next 12-months working to continue to open up new lines of communication between young adults and leaders in City government.

Selected were: Rourke Harrington, Maggie Walsh and Andrea Clavijo to serve on the Council to create new programming and resources to answer the policy and social needs of peers, advocate for and connect millennials to city leaders and programs, and encourage the generation in the city’s civil life.

The Council will also advise the Mayor on issues affecting the millennial population and work with City departments and community stakeholders to help solve those issues. The Council holds general meetings once a month.

Boston has the largest number of millennials of any other US city, “It is critical to continue to make sure the next generation of Boston residents are able to specifically-engage and offer their opinions and potential solutions to problems of today and tomorrow,” the Mayor said.