Mayor Menino Appoints JP Resident to Boston Parks and Recreation Commission
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For Immediate Release
December 03, 2013
Released By:
Parks and Recreation
For More Information Contact:
Parks Department
Parks@cityofboston.gov

Mayor Thomas M. Menino has appointed Jamaica Plain resident Anne L. Connolly as an Associate Commissioner to the Boston Parks and Recreation Commission for a term that expires on January 1, 2017.  Her appointment was announced at the November 25 Boston Parks and Recreation Commission meeting. 

Ms. Connolly currently works as Director of Sales and Marketing for Fox Hill Village in Westwood and is a realtor with Century 21 Carole White Associates in West Roxbury.  She has served as a Board Member of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, a private non-profit organization focused on maintaining, restoring, and protecting the parks of Boston’s Emerald Necklace designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.  She was formerly Treasurer of the Jamaica Hills Association for 32 years and a Board Member of the Italian Home for Children.

Ms. Connolly has lived in Jamaica Plain with her husband, John P. Connolly, for over 35 years and is the mother of two girls and grandmother of three boys, all of whom also live in Jamaica Plain.

Major duties of the Commission include making rules and regulations for the use of all parks, public grounds, and playgrounds under the jurisdiction of the Parks Department, as well as rules for the use of the parkways, streets, structures, and other premises under its charge. 

It also conducts reviews and approvals or denials of construction within 100 feet of a public park or parkway in the City of Boston, and approvals or denials of exceptions to height limitations on buildings within 100 feet of parkways as listed in the Municipal Code.

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