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Letter from the Executive Director:
Goodbye and Much #ROSlove

Dear Roslindale Village,

It is with many mixed emotions that after five and a half years at Roslindale Village Main Street, I am resigning from my position as Executive Director. My last day at RVMS will be Tuesday, April 20th.

It's been a joy to organize and create with all of you -- from scrappy pop-ups in vacant storefronts to helping fill the historic Roslindale Substation with a beer hall (actually, TWO beer halls), from the Holiday Market on Birch Street to a soon-to-be permanent tactical plaza -- RVMS has proven to be an innovative bunch since 1985, and we will continue to be creative and resilient during this leadership transition and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic recovery period for our business district. Our Board of Directors is strong and talented and our office staff (Steve + Tess!) are hard-working and wonderful. I encourage you to get involved, too -- either by volunteering or donating towards our Spring Appeal. Be sure to attend our Annual Meeting on April 13th, and learn more about our work of the past year and into 2021. 

The ED position is one of the most fulfilling and exhilarating roles I've ever played in my professional life. If you are a resourceful, energetic, grounded, people-person who loves Roslindale -- I encourage you to apply for the Executive Director position and/or share the application with your friends, neighbors, and colleagues. 

Thank you for sharing the #ROSlove with me throughout the years, and I'll see you around the neighborhood soon. 

Sincerely,

Alia Hamada Forrest