Joshua McFadden has been appointed the Roxbury Neighborhood Services Liaison within the Mayor’s Civic Engagement Cabinet. In this role, McFadden will work as an advocate to the Roxbury community.
“Joshua is a driven and passionate changemaker, and I’m excited that he will be serving as the new neighborhood liaison to Roxbury,” said Mayor Martin Walsh. “He is a remarkable leader, and I am confident that his skills in connecting with people will allow him to best represent the Roxbury community and will allow him to excel in this role.”
As the Roxbury liaison, McFadden will serve as the primary contact for constituents looking to connect with the Mayor’s Office, and will facilitate the delivery of services in collaboration with city departments. He will replace the former liaison, Kaira Fox who transitioned to a new role within the Civic Engagement Cabinet.
The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services 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 (previously the Mayor’s 24-hour hotline 617-635-4500) or by downloading the free BOS:311 app on iOS or Android (previously known as Citizens Connect).
“This is a fantastic opportunity, and I’m grateful to Mayor Walsh for bringing me onto the team,” said McFadden. “I’m excited to begin at City Hall and ready to work for the people of Roxbury.”
McFadden received his bachelor of science degree from Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina in 2011, and received his master of arts in higher education administration from Seattle University in 2013. He relocated to Boston to become a corps member with City Year Boston, an AmeriCorps program.
McFadden left his work with City Year to begin work as a transitional employment specialist with Youth Options Unlimited Boston located in Dudley Square. His love for communities and their residents continued through a position as a community organizer with the Union of Minority Neighborhoods.