Each October at our General Assembly Meeting we elect the new Eliot Neighborhood Association Board Directors. This year we have two new members that were not on our board last year. Below are their bios, their interests and why they wanted to join the board. We are always looking for new board members and also volunteers to join one of our committees.
If you are interested in getting involved with the neighborhood association, come to one of our monthly board meetings to introduce yourself. We meet the third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm. (January’s meeting is a week later on the 25th because of MLK day falling on our regular meeting day) Currently we are holding our meetings via zoom and the link can be found here on the website page with the meeting agendas.
Johnny has lived in the Eliot neighborhood since 2006. He has been a board member on and off for the last 10 years. Johnny has always been interested in being active in the community and, in particular, this community because of the racial disparities. He hopes to find a solution to this racial divide and also the problems that surround Dawson Park.
Johnny grew up in an English-speaking household in a mostly American community in Mexico until he was 13 and then stayed two more years in Mexico while he attended school in Spanish. He now works as a freelance Spanish interpreter. A lot of his work is at Emanuel Hospital, but generally, he will go wherever there is work.
When he is not translating and helping others he enjoys dancing, biking, kayaking, and socializing.
Harrison has lived in the Eliot neighborhood since 2016. He is involved with other organizations but this is his first term as a board member for the Eliot Neighborhood Association. When asked why he joined the board he said he is most interested in neighborhood livability. He is especially concerned about the livability around and near Dawson Park.
Harrison is a veteran of the US Navy and has spent the last 10 years working in corporate strategy. He has two young daughters and enjoys the outdoors and playing sports in his free time.