Mayor Menino to Address Boston Citizen Seminar

By Reid Oslin
Staff Writer

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino will be the keynote speaker at a Boston Citizens Seminar titled "Boston Indicators of Progress and Community," sponsored by the Carroll School of Management on Thursday, June 3 at the Boston Harbor Hotel.

Some 300 representatives of the city's government, business, health care, labor, charitable and educational organizations are expected to attend the meeting, where they will discuss ways to measure, track and promote changes in services at the neighborhood and city-wide level.

In addition to Menino, a panel of local experts will help frame the discussion, moderated by Mary Richardson, co-host of the WCVB-TV program "Chronicle." Panelists will include Boston Children's Hospital Vice President of Community Health Services Joseph Carrillo, MD; Boston Chamber of Commerce President Paul Guzzi; Massachusetts AFL-CIO President Robert Haynes; Boston Foundation President Anna Faith Jones; and Peter Kiang, an associate professor in the University of Massachusetts-Boston's Asian-American Studies program.

The event will focus on a highly sophisticated data system, developed by the City of Boston and the Boston Foundation, which measures local demographics in categories such as jobs, technology, housing, education, public safety, health services, transportation and the environment, said CSOM Executive Director for Corporate and Government Affairs Peter Rollins.

"Boston's ethnicity has changed dramatically in recent years and the needs of every individual neighborhood have changed, too," said Rollins. "This data project seeks to identify specific local service needs on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood and a street-by-street basis, rather than in terms of city-wide information."

The Boston Citizen Seminar series was launched by BC in 1954 and has spawned myriad development projects in the city. Return to May 28 menu

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