Farewell Message From Jullieanne Doherty, JP’s Longtime Neighborhood Services Coordinator

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.

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Hundreds Help Jamaica Plain Shine

Cleaning up Jamaica Street. Credit: Richard Heath
For thirty years Michael Reiskind and Bob McDonnell have organized Boston Shines in Jamaica Plain. That's three mayors', five governors' and five presidents' worth of neighborhood cleanups. And of course, they've had lots of help. For the past several Boston Shines, City Hall's liaison to JP, Jullieanne Doherty, has been the Energizer Bunny of cleanup organization.

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