Boston Agency Announces Community Engagement Team

(l-r) Arreen Andrew, Kenya Beaman, Jamarhl Crawford, Mark McGonagle, Jason Ruggiero, and Christopher Worrell

Boston – The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA)  announced a team of Community Engagement Managers (CEMs) serving neighborhoods across the City of Boston.

The Community Engagement Managers are part of the BPDA’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion under the direction of Director Barry Reaves, and further the BPDA’s mission to create a community-led, planning first agency, that supports growth reflecting the unique needs of each neighborhood.

The BPDA’s Community Engagement Managers are responsible for assisting BPDA staff members with the coordination of all outreach efforts related to the agency’s work throughout Boston’s neighborhoods. BPDA CEMs support the Agency’s three main pillars of community process: Planning Initiatives, Article 80 Review, and Disposition. They also support the Planning, Development Review, and Real Estate departments through designing and managing engagement strategies appropriate for each project or initiative.

Managers include:

  • Arreen Andrew is responsible for the West End, South End, Newmarket, Back Bay, Downtown, Chinatown, Beacon Hill, and South Boston Waterfront neighborhoods.
  • Kenya Beaman is responsible for Mattapan, Hyde Park, and Roslindale.
  • Jamarhl Crawfordis responsible for the communities of Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Longwood, and Mission Hill.
  • Mark McGonagle is responsible for Allston, Brighton, South Boston, Savin Hill – Columbia, Glover’s Corner, and Neponset – Port Norfolk.
  • Jason Ruggiero is responsible for the North End, Charlestown, and East Boston
  • Christopher Worrell is responsible for the neighborhoods of Fenway, West Roxbury, and parts of Dorchester.