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Mayor Walsh Welcomes 2016 ONEin3 Council

March 21, 2016

Mayor's Office

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Members Poised to Inspire Civic Leadership Among Boston's Young Adults

BOSTON - Monday, March 21, 2016 - On Saturday, Mayor Martin J. Walsh welcomed the newly selected Mayor's ONEin3 Council at the Roxbury Innovation Center in Dudley Square. The diverse, 35-member group will spend the next 12 months working to open up new lines of communication between young adults and leaders in City government. 

"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 a reminder that this demographic comprises some of the city's most civic minded citizens. This team of innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders in both the private and public sectors will come together to lead their peers in becoming civically engaged residents and neighbors."  

ONEin3, which is maintained by the City of Boston and supported by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, aims to empower and support the city's 20-34 year old population through civic engagement. The ONEin3 Council is the leadership body tasked with innovating opportunities for Boston's young adults to play an active role in setting priorities, addressing issues, and planning for the future of the city. Under the direction of ONEin3 Manager Erin Santhouse, they will oversee programming that increases access to information and resources, expands social and professional networks, and encourages young adults become invested in their communities.  

The 2016 ONEin3 Council is comprised of 35 Boston residents who live in 19 different neighborhoods across Boston. This group features social workers, small business owners, undergraduate students, photojournalists, union organizers, aspiring faith leaders and representatives from many other industries across the public and private sectors. Approximately half of the group is native Bostonians, while others grew up as far outside of Boston as Georgia, Texas, and Jamaica.  

The Council is set to meet monthly. For the first time ever, this year's Council will open several of its meetings to all members of the young adult population. All applicants and anyone interested in getting involved are encouraged to join one of two committees that have been newly formed to help the Council plan and execute events, write blog posts, register young people to vote, assist with photography, graphic design, or any number of special projects.  

The first open meetings will be held later this spring. Anyone interested in joining may sign-up to be notified of the date, time and location of the meetings.

Members of the 2016 ONEin3 Council:

  • Durante Barringer, Jamaica Plain
  • Katie Belgard, Dorchester
  • Kenzie Bok, Bay Village
  • Andrew Breiter-Wu, Roxbury
  • LaRay Brison, Dorchester
  • Ben Bungert, Mission Hill
  • Joshua Carr, Dorchester
  • Benjamin Cole, South Boston
  • Lauren Doty, Jamaica Plain
  • Modjossorica Elysee, Hyde Park
  • Tamika Francis, Roslindale
  • Robyn Gibson, Mattapan
  • Rosy Gonzalez, Beacon Hill
  • Art Gordon, Roxbury
  • Michael Harris, Brighton
  • Kyndal Henicke, East Boston
  • Gary Howell-Walton, Allston
  • Alexander Le, Back Bay
  • Conor LeBlanc, South Boston
  • Tariana V. Little, Dorchester
  • Oliver Madden, North End
  • Wes McEnany, Dorchester
  • Tina Natale, North End
  • Fhiwa Ndou, Brighton
  • Abigail Ogilvy, Charlestown
  • Temi Ogunbodede, Hyde Park
  • Rebecca Phu, West Roxbury
  • Michael Rodriguez, Hyde Park
  • Edith Shi, Allston
  • Jonathan Spillane, West Roxbury
  • Judith Ternes, South End
  • Darneesh Thornton-Johnson, Fenway
  • Nicholas Vance, Dorchester
  • Justin Yiu, South Boston
  • Jaclyn Youngblood, Jamaica Plain