Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced this week the appointment of Chris Breen as the Charlestown Neighborhood Services Liaison within the Mayor’s Civic Engagement Cabinet.
In this role, Breen – who is a Charlestown resident – will work as an advocate to the Charlestown community. He replaces Tom McKay, who served in the role for more than two years until Feb. 26.
“I’m thrilled to announce that Chris will be joining our team at City Hall as the Charlestown liaison,” said Mayor Walsh. “As a lifelong resident of Boston, Chris brings an exceptional wealth of knowledge about the community to this new role and I look forward to working with him.”
As the Charlestown liaison, Breen will serve as the primary contact for constituents looking to connect with the Mayor’s Office, and will facilitate the delivery of services in collaboration with city departments.
“As a proud resident of Charlestown, it’s an honor to be chosen to serve as the liaison between City Hall and the residents of this great neighborhood,” said Breen. “I thank Mayor Walsh for this opportunity and I’m excited to get to work for the people of Charlestown.”
Breen received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is currently taking classes towards his Masters of Education at Cambridge College, with an anticipated graduation in spring 2016. He currently resides in Charlestown.
The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) encourages, facilitates and maximizes citizen input and participation through service requests, neighborhood meetings, mailings and emergency responses. To report non-emergency issues to the City, residents are encouraged to connect with BOS:311 by dialing 3-1-1 (previously the Mayor’s 24-hour hotline 617-635-4500) or by downloading the free BOS:311 app on iOS or Android (previously known as Citizens Connect).