Luis Cotto, Egleston Square Main Street Director, Honored for Dedication to Community

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Eglston Square Main Streets Director Luis Cotto talked with opening act April Standford before she got on stage.

The director of Egleston Square Main Street was one of 13 Bostonians honored recently for their dedication to the community as part of the first Love Your Block Civic Engagement Ceremony.

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Egleston Square Main Street Director Luis Cotto was one of 13 awardees honored for exceptional dedication to their community.

Luis Cotto was an individual winner for the "Vacant Lot Revitalization Award" for his leadership in transforming two vacant spaces on the border of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. One is the Peace Garden, located on the corner of School Street & Washington Street. The second lot, will be known as Robert Lawson Park, is on the corner of Atherton Street and Columbus Avenue.

"I applaud all the award winners on receiving this honor and those who show everyday a commitment to improving the community around them," said Mayor Martin Walsh via press release. "These groups represent the best of Boston and show how anyone can get involved in making their neighborhood and the City a better place for all."

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Egleston Square Main Street Director Luis Cotto

Award winners were nominated by residents and liaisons for the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services, and chosen by a committee of city employees.

The Mayor's Mural Crew, which is led by Jamaica Plain resident Heidi Schork, received the "Art Beautification Mural Award" for their "To Immigrants, With Love" mural in East Boston.

Read about Luis Cotto's recent humanitarian trip to Puerto Rico.