After six years as Jamaica Plain's Neighborhood Services Coordinator, Jullieanne Doherty is moving onto another position within City Hall, and wrote a special farewell message to JP. Doherty is being replaced by Alexandra Valdez, who will remain the city's Latino Liaison. Below is Doherty's goodbye letter to Jamaica Plain residents:
Dearest neighbors of Jamaica Plain,
It has been my absolute pleasure serving as Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Coordinator for the past six years for the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services. From attending community meetings about local issues to helping new small businesses open, I have come to learn a lot about the workings of the City of Boston and all that government does to improve our daily lives. I have also learned a great deal from the many residents and activists who put in tireless hours engaging in our government to improve our beloved neighborhood, and throughout the city.