BOSTON – Wednesday, September 11, 2019 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the appointment of Lisa Hy as the neighborhood liaison for Chinatown, Downtown and the Leather District. In this role, Lisa will serve as the primary contact for constituents and businesses looking to connect with the Mayor’s Office and will facilitate the delivery of services in collaboration with City departments.
“Lisa is a proud product of the City of Boston and her experience working with nonprofits and community organizations makes her the perfect person for this position,” said Mayor Walsh. “Her love of community will fit well with the activism of the Downtown, Chinatown, and Leather District neighborhoods, and I’m excited to welcome her into this role.”
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 or by downloading the free BOS:311 app on iOS or Android platforms.
“I am very excited and honored to be appointed to this position,” said Lisa Hy. “Since taking office in 2014, I’ve seen firsthand the Walsh Administration’s commitment to work with the Downtown, Chinatown, and Leather District neighborhoods on a variety of important issues, especially constituent issues.”
Lisa, who is fluent in Cantonese and intermediate in Mandarin, was born and raised in South Boston. She received a bachelor’s degree from Suffolk University last year. Prior to this appointment, Lisa worked at Tufts Medical Center in the Community Health Improvement Department. Lisa previously worked for former Councilor Bill Linehan where she was tasked with attending community meetings and providing assistance to constituents and business owners.
A current resident of East Boston, Lisa can be found hiking in the Blue Hills or planning her next foreign trip.