Boston’s Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh named Wheelock College Professor William Rodriguez to Transition Committee Working Groups as part of his 2014 Transition Team.
Rodriguez, Chair and Assistant Professor, Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy Department, was named to the Public Safety Working Group on the Mayor’s transition team. Rodriguez has worked in the criminal justice and legal systems for over 25 years. He has also served in a variety of leadership positions, including executive director of the Boston Campaign for Proficiency. He is a passionate and zealous advocate of human and civil rights, social justice, and democratic equity for youth.
The transition groups – comprised of more than 200 practitioners, experts, community leaders and end users – will meet several times and each will host one public hearing. In addition, the Transition Committee will host one city-wide town hall meeting, at which these working groups – together with any interested Boston residents and stakeholders – can interact with the Mayor-elect and provide input for the incoming administration. Groups will present a report at the end of January. As part of Mayor-Elect Walsh’s preparation to assume office on Jan. 6th, the Transition Team created boston2014.orgwhere residents can stay informed about the transition, share ideas and submit resumes for job consideration.