Welcome Back/ Send Off
May 2 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (BARPCV) would like to invite you to our semi-annual:
Welcome Back/Send Off Reception
Friday, May 2nd, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (TGIF immediately following)
Where: Lir (upstairs); 903 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115 (in the Back Bay with easy commuting options)
What: Appetizers will be available, Cash Bar
Charlotte Golar Richie is the guest speaker: Charlotte Golar Richie serves as the senior vice president for public policy, advocacy and government relations for YouthBuild USA. She was a candidate for the mayor of Boston. (Bio below)
Please RSVP here*** as an RPCV or Invitee
Following the ceremony at the same location: TGIF: Mix and mingle with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, nominees, invitees, friends and family!
In her five-month campaign for mayor, Charlotte finished in third place in the Preliminary Election, garnering nearly 16,000 votes (14 percent) in a 12-person race.
Charlotte has a strong background in federal and state advocacy; youth education and job training; housing and community development; and a respected record of commitment to public service and political activism. She is a proven leader and seasoned administrator with strong ties to diverse constituencies. Prior to launching her mayoral campaign, Charlotte served as Senior Vice President for Public Policy, Advocacy & Government Relations for YouthBuild USA. In that role sheoversaw national and state advocacy for public funds, constituency development, and government relations, and led the national campaign to preserve federal funding for 273 YouthBuild programs operating in 46 states.
Charlotte has extensive experience in state and city government. She is a former State Representative for Dorchester and Roxbury’s Fifth Suffolk District, and Chair of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Housing and Urban Development. She worked in Governor Deval Patrick’s administration as Senior Advisor for Federal, State and Community Affairs, where she advanced the Governor’s legislative agenda; and she also served as Executive Director of the Deval Patrick Committee, where she led the political team that set the stage for the Governor’s 2010 reelection campaign, fundraising and expanding his base of support.
As Chief of Housing and Director of the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND), Charlotte served for eight years in Mayor Thomas Menino’s Cabinet, and advised him on city policy, legislation and community relations. She managed a 200-person department with $100 million budget, including federal grants which funded housing, economic development and human service programs. She oversaw the Leading the Way I & II housing production and preservation campaigns, through which the City started nearly 18,000 units of housing.
Charlotte is an External Advisory Board Member of the University of Massachusetts’ Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, aMember of the Haiti Fund Advisory Council at the Boston Foundation,an Advisor to Mothers for Justice & Equality, and a Founding Board Member and Vice Chair of Boston’s Higher Ground, a Roxbury-based nonprofit.