Edward J. (Red) Burrows: I have lived in Jamaica Plain since 1998, and have held my seat in Area C for five years. While on the Zoning Committee, I’ve voted to provide affordable housing for residents of Jamaica Plain while supporting homeowner’s improvements to benefit their lives and not compromising the quality of life of their neighbors. I have had a record of actions for the betterment of this community. I support a Jamaica Plain that can have prosperity, affordability, green space and safety that benefits us all.
Michael Reiskind is a long-time resident of Jamaica Plain and a hard-working community activist involved in many aspects of neighborhood life. He is presently on the JPNC Zoning Committee. He also is chair of its Public Service Committee, where he works on public safety, public works and transportation issues. He is a board member of JP Centre/South Main Streets, the Jamaica Pond Association, the Arborway Committee and the JP Business and Professional Association. In addition, he has been a leader working with the Boston Police Department to implement Neighborhood Policing in Jamaica Plain.
Natalie VanLandingham a dancer, artist, community advocate, creative professional, and dreamer whose bohemian ideals have led her in a world-wide pursuit of collaborating with like-minded souls. After moving often to work in the creative arts field, she is happy to settle in Jamaica Plain with her husband, Stephen, and son, Waylon. Natalie currently serves on the Parks and Open Spaces Committee and the Zoning Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council.
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David Baron is a longtime resident of Jamaica Plain. He has served as one of the “Area B” representatives to the JPNC for seven years and has chaired the Council’s Zoning Committee since 2009. Dave also led in 2009 and 2010 the ad hoc committee responsible for updating the JPNC election procedures and by-laws. By day, Dave has a solo law practice specializing in real estate matters. As a member of the Neighborhood Council, his priorities are ensuring a fair and open community process, particularly around zoning matters, and serving as a JP advocate and liaison to City government.
Jesse White has lived in Jamaica Plain since moving to Boston in 2005. She is an attorney who focuses on civil rights and social justice. She has advocated for prisoners, survivors of domestic violence, immigrants, workers, victims of police misconduct, and people experiencing homelessness. Jesse hopes that through community organizing and outreach the JPNC can continue to grow as a resource for all JP residence and its fellow neighborhood organizations. She will also advocate for socially and environmentally responsible development, jobs with living wages and affordable housing. Jesse is honored to be on the JPNC and excited to help her neighbors in any way she can.
Benjamin Day works as the Director of Organizing for Healthcare-NOW!, the national single payer advocacy group, and has a background in labor education and labor research. Ben has lived in JP for seven years, and is concerned primarily with fighting for affordable housing and finding ways to reduce racial and ethnic inequities in the neighborhood.
Andrea Howley: People live in Jamaica Plain because they’re attracted to its cultural and socioeconomic diversity. We live in a unique environment, and it is our challenge to make sure everyone’s voice is heard. I am a lifelong resident of Jamaica Plain. I possess over 20 years of experience as a corporate executive. I have campaigned locally, served as a board member and fundraiser for the Jamaica Hills Association, as well as for the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council zoning, parks and open spaces and public safety committees. I serve on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council because I believe in the council’s ability to listen to the neighborhood’s concerns and take those issues to the next level. I also serve because I believe people need to give back to the communities in which they live. Therefore, I wish to do my part by continuing to serve on the JPNC.
Ken Sazama: I have lived in lived in Jamaica Plain for over twelve years, loving it for it’s green space and diversity on all levels. I am very passionate about working to continue to improve the lives of all JP residents, while maintaining all the wonderful attributes that already exist. I work as a local residential Real Estate Agent and am an avid volunteer, working with several local Jamaica Plain and Boston based non-profits. I originally came to Boston to attend the Harvard Graduate School of Education after graduating from Naropa University, a Buddhist college in Boulder, Colorado. I feel very fortunate to live in and represent Jamaica Plain, one of the best neighborhoods in the world.