Boston Mayor Marty Walsh today named John Barros, a former mayoral candidate as Chief of the Economic Development — including overseeing the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Barros was the first-ever youth elected to the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) Board of Directors. As a freshman at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, Barros continued to speak up for the needs of young people in Roxbury and Dorchester
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Mayor Marty Walsh tapped former mayoral candidate John Barros to serve as Boston’s first Chief of Economic Development, a cabinet-level position with supervision over the Boston Redevelopment Authority and six city departments.