Join us this Saturday May 4th at 11:30 at the Egleston Square YMCA for the Egleston Roxbury Wake Up the Earth Parade.
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Designated as a Main Street Program in 1996, Egleston Square Main Street (ESMS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to promote, preserve, and revitalize Egleston Square, located on the border of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain in Boston, MA. ESMS is governed by a board of directors composed of local residents, business owners, and representatives from community groups, and receives support from community partners and the City of Boston, through the Boston Main Streets Program.
ESMS works to retain and expand area businesses, improve business facades and the street scape, and promote the business district. Our goal is to ensure that Egleston Square will continue to be an enjoyable community in which to live, work, visit, dine, and shop.
Egleston Square Main Street’s mission is to build our community, strengthen our business district and revitalize our public spaces through partnership with local merchants, residents and community groups.
- To develop an image for Egleston Square as a safe, family-oriented community and commercial district by marketing its unique characteristics to shoppers, community members and the media through retail promotional activities, special events and marketing materials.
- To improve the physical appearance and create an inviting atmosphere in Egleston Square by addressing public safety, litter and traffic issues and promoting storefront improvement and public improvement projects.
- To sharpen the competitiveness of Egleston Square and its businesses by compiling and updating district data, recruiting new businesses and investors, and making resources, such as loans and technical assistance, available to businesses.
- To ensure the long-term viability of Egleston Square Main Street and its mission by fostering partnerships, cultivating donors and sponsors, organizing fundraising events, increasing membership and involving volunteers.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Egleston Square Main Street is led by a dynamic Board of Directors who volunteer their time to provide strategic direction and program support by serving on one or more of the organization’s committees.
List of board members:
Co-President / Solomon Lemma / Egleston Liquors
Co-President / Juan Gonzalez / JPNDC
Treasurer / Daria Casinelli / Resident
Clerk / Ron Hafer / Resident
George Anastos / Resident
Manuel Feliz / Boston Express MS
Curtis Henderson Jr. / BNN
Derek Lumpkins / Discover Roxbury
Chris Manaezis / Egleston Pizza
Galen Moore / Resident
Wilda Peña / La Peraviana
Katie Provencher / Urban Edge
Rosana Rivera / Latino Beauty Salon
The work of the organization is coordinated by the Executive Director, Betsy Cowan. Betsy lives in Jamaica Plain and has experience in community development in the U.S. and Latin America.