One Jamaica Plain resident and a faculty member of the Southern Jamaica Plain's Racial Reconciliation and Healing Project were among seven chosen for the city's Artist-in-Residence program for 2018. This year is the third year for the program that creates a collaboration between the artists, community members and city employees through projects that examine topics such as racial and social equity, climate change, immigration and income inequality. "The Boston AIR program brings bold and creative thinking into policy areas of municipal government," said Mayor Martin Walsh via press release. "I've been very impressed with past Boston AIR projects, and I can't wait to see what this next group of artists accomplishes." Among the seven artists is Jamaica Plain resident Karen Young, who specializes in percussion.