The Boston Main Streets Foundation recently named three new board of directors, including Gerald Robbins, the executive director of Hyde Jackson Square Main Street.
As executive director of Hyde Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS), Robbins has led their local economic development for five years. Prior to joining HJSMS, Robbins was Director of Quality Enhancement at Victory Programs, an organization offering residential assistance to those struggling with addition and chronic illnesses. Robbins is a proven leader with over 17 years of experience guiding collaborative projects in urban neighborhoods. His proven proficiency at managing service programs and budgets, supervising staff and volunteers, and fostering relationships with neighborhood partners makes him a perfect selection for this new position.
The other two new board of directors are: Alia Hamada Forrest, Executive Director of Roslindale Village Main Street; Roy Hirshland, co-founder and CEO of T3 Advisors.
“We are excited to welcome Alia, Gerald, and Roy to the Boston Main Streets Foundation family,” said Joel Sklar, BMSF Board Chair. “All three leaders offer a distinct skillset that will greatly benefit our already impressive board. We’ve held ourselves to a high standard of raising support, providing funding, and creating vibrant centers of commerce for the Boston Main Streets districts; and these recent additions reflect that commitment.”
The Boston Main Streets Foundation’s 12-member board plays a vital role in the success of the organization by providing critical guidance and creative support. A complete list of the Boston Main Streets Foundation’s current board of directors is available at www.bostonmainstreets.org.
About the Boston Main Streets Foundation
The Boston Main Streets Foundation (BMSF) is a public-private initiative established by the city of Boston in 2007. Through corporate, private, and public support, it has been the driving force behind the revitalization of the city's diverse regions by committing to make Boston's neighborhood commercial districts thriving, vibrant centers of commerce and community. BMSF seeks to develop long-term strategies to increase the economic power and resources of neighborhood commercial districts while pursuing initiatives that build knowledge and capacity for the Boston Main Streets programs and businesses they serve.