The Greenway Business Improvement District (BID) today announced the election of a nine-member board of directors comprising representatives of properties along the Rose Kennedy Greenway. These members will serve terms ranging from one to three years, working in partnership with the Greenway Conservancy, MassDOT, and the City of Boston to protect and enhance the park for the benefit of all.
The BID directors are:
- Marques Benton, The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
- Don Chiofaro, Jr., The Chiofaro Companies
- Jack Clark, Pembroke
- Ronald M. Druker, The Druker Company, Ltd.
- Stephen N. Faber, Related Beal
- Holly Masek, Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp.
- Andrea Terio, The Davis Companies
- James Tierney, JLL
- David Wilkinson, Tishman Speyer
“The Greenway is one of our region’s most vibrant public spaces and an important economic driver. I am honored to serve on the BID board and work with the abutter community as well as our partners to ensure that The Greenway’s arts, programming and greenery are protected and supported for years to come,” said Interim BID Board Chair Stephen Faber.
“I am pleased to welcome our new BID board members, and I extend sincere appreciation for their dedication to The Greenway. The new board’s management expertise will be invaluable as we continue the important work of preserving and enhancing this gem of downtown Boston in collaboration with the Greenway Conservancy and our other partners,” said Richard A. Dimino, president and CEO of A Better City.
The Greenway BID Board will work in partnership with the Greenway Conservancy, MassDOT, and the City of Boston to advance the vision of the Greenway through the implementation of a stable and sustainable funding structure for maintenance and operations of the park. The BID made its first structured contribution to the Conservancy in September.
Beginning next year, the BID will also collaborate with the Conservancy and community partners to determine the best uses of $500,000 in new annual BID funding for enhancements, which could include new landscaping features, programming, or public art.
A BID is governed under Massachusetts General Law as a district in which property owners vote to finance supplemental services or enhancements for public spaces. The Greenway BID, the second BID in Boston and the seventh in Massachusetts, was established by the Boston City Council on April 25 and signed into law by Mayor Martin J. Walsh on May 4.