From improving city services to creating opportunities for youth, Tim McCarthy has dedicated over twenty years to serving the residents of District 5. Tim’s first position as the Mayor’s Neighborhood Services Coordinator instilled a passion for helping his neighbors and earned him a reputation as someone who listened and solved problems.
As Director of the Boston Youth Fund, Tim McCarthy transformed Boston’s summer jobs program into a national model. He created the web-based HOPELINE to streamline and professionalize the hiring process. Because jobs provide important financial assistance for young people, but also teach work ethic and impart skills, Tim built partnerships with over 200 non-profit organizations to expand the number of summer jobs while also creating year-round employment and jobs training opportunities so young people would earn skills with real-world value.
Tim’s ability to make a good program great led to a senior leadership position in the Department of Public Works where he was again a voice for residents’ concerns about infrastructure, zoning, safety, and city services. His leadership on Boston’s Big Belly Solar Power trash initiative secured over $4 million worth of equipment for neighborhood business districts while generating revenue and protecting the environment, earning Tim MassRecyles “Innovation in Municipalities Award” in 2012.
For Tim McCarthy, public service isn’t merely a job but a life’s commitment. From Parkway baseball and football to Hyde Park Hoopsters, Tim has been a coach and mentor to Boston’s young men and women for more than 20 years.
Tim is a graduate of Catholic Memorial High School, Curry College and the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development. He is pursuing a Master’s Degree at Suffolk University and a City of Boston Credit Union Board Member. Tim McCarthy lives in Hyde Park with his wife, Maureen, a school teacher and medical editor, and sons, Dolan (16) and Garrett (14).