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Mayor Walsh Welcomes 2015 ONEin3 Council

Mar 03, 2015

Members poised to inspire civic leadership among Boston’s young adults

onein3-walsh-(2).jpgOn Monday, Mayor Martin J. Walsh welcomed the newly selected Mayor's ONEin3 Council to City Hall. The diverse 37-member group will spend the next 12 months working with the City on projects aimed at maximizing the talents of Boston's 20-34 year old demographic, which is one third of the City's total population.  
“In Boston, we have the highest proportion of young adults of any major U.S city,” said Mayor Walsh. “The ONEin3 council selection serves as an annual reminder that this demographic comprises some of the city’s most civic minded citizens. By making Boston a more inviting place to live, work, and play, ONEin3 will help these innovators, opinion leaders, and entrepreneurs move on to become civically engaged residents and neighbors.”
onein3-walsh-2.jpgThe Mayor’s ONEin3 Council, which is supported by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, serves as a direct link between young adults and city officials. The Council is an action-oriented group tasked with brainstorming, creating, and carrying out projects that directly impact the lives of Boston's 20-34 year-olds. Projects may include work on housing policy, professional development, economic development, and civic and neighborhood engagement.
onein3-walsh-(2).jpgThe ONEin3 Council received more than 320 applications this year, showing a sustained interest in involvement and engagement among Boston’s young adults. The applications were reviewed by members of the applicants’ peers and ONEin3 program manager, Chloe Ryan. Those chosen distinguished themselves as leaders in their neighborhoods and in the community.
The 2015 ONEin3 Council is comprised of 37 Boston residents, who live in 20 different neighborhoods across Boston. Collectively, the group works in 20 unique industries, from education to construction management, and received degrees from 30 higher education institutions.  Approximately half of the group is native to Boston, while half grew up in other cities, including several from the Mid-West and West Coast. The Council is set to meet monthly.
Launched in 2004, ONEin3 connects Boston’s young adult population with resources related to housing, professional development, financial health, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement. The program also works to connect young adults, including college students, to resources that help them put down roots in the city.
Members of the 2015 ONEin3 Council are:
Kevin Becerra, Dorchester
Leland Berman, Beacon Hill
Emma Blaxter, Jamaica Plain
Nicola Braginsky, Fenway/Kenmore
Diana Brennan, Beacon Hill
Alessandra Brown, Hyde Park
David Brown, West Roxbury
Jessica DesCarles, Dorchester
Andrew Destefano, East Boston
Max Egan, Back Bay
Jessica Frattaroli, North End
Dave Falvey, South Boston
Christine Galatis, Roslindale
Cristina Garmendia, Allston
Reynolds Graves, Roxbury
Karleen Herbst, South Boston
Liam Hoare, East Boston
Chu Huang, South End
John Hynes, Fort Point
Jasmin Johansen, Mattapan
Senam Kumahia, Back Bay
Michael Landry, South End
Kevin Liang, West End
Marlena Love, South End
Cara Matthews, Roxbury
Benji Moll, Back Bay
Tyler Murphy, Downtown
Ruth Nkemontoh, Brighton
Anthony Richards, Dorchester
Nicole Rodriguez, Roslindale
Christopher Rusk, West Roxbury
Ken Ryan, South Boston
Rachel Spekman, Dorchester
Ryan Walsh, South Boston
Donald Washington, Hyde Park
Adam Weisman, Back Bay
Matthew Wells, South Boston

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