|Jim Kelly 2006 Evacuation Day Committee General Chairman
South Boston Citizens’ Association President Michael P. Bare has announced the naming of the General Chairman of the Association’s 2006 Evacuation Day commemoration, by the SBCA Executive Board.
Boston City Councilor Jim Kelly will serve as General Chairman of this year’s activities, which begin with the Jimmy Flaherty Kick-Off Breakfast on Saturday, February 25, followed by the Senior Salute on March 4, the Memorial Mass, and Memorial Exercises at Dorchester Heights Monument on Friday, March 17. and the SBCA’s capstone event, the 126 Annual Evacuation Day Banquet at the BCEC Main Ballroom, on Friday, March 17.
“The executive board and I look forward to working with City Councilor Jim Kelly, to ensure once again the success of this unique community celebration, the commemoration of the British evacuation of Boston in 1776,” said Bare. “Everyone is aware of his commitment and genuine devotion to the community of South Boston, being a lifelong resident and member of the SBCA. His dedication to the neighborhood of South Boston has remained steadfast throughout his life and political career. We are honored to list him as a member and even prouder to name him this year’s General Chairman. I, personally look forward to having the advantage of his advice and leadership on our team during the upcoming events.”
The work and activism, which he has performed for this community, since he was a very young man, is enough reason to honor City Councilor Jim Kelly. However, his leadership in the Boston City Council, and his current commitment to the people of District 2 have set him apart and placed him in the ranks of the high caliber political leaders this community has traditionally elected. He has excelled as former City Council President, overseeing issues impacting the working men and women of his district and the entire City. Even with the busy schedule of a City Councilor Jim still has always taken the time to get involved with many South Boston organizations and committees.
The Association this year will once again sponsor a full roster of civic and sporting events over a three-week period. The full schedule of events, as well as the identities of the 2006 John W. McCormack Public Service Award, John Joseph Moakley Outstanding Citizenship Award and Shamrock Community Service awards, will be announced in the coming weeks, according to Bare.
For more information be sure to watch Citizens’ Corner, the SBCA’s weekly talk show on BNN Live TV Channel 9, or go to www.southbostoncitizens.org