Last week the Friends of the East Boston Greenway announced the appointment of Michelle Moon as the neighborhood’s new Greenway Coordinator.
Moon is an urban planner who works on greenways, parks, placemaking, and active transit projects in collaboration with community-led groups, nonprofits, and local governments.
Moon is currently the project manager for the Fairmount Greenway in Boston, and has worked on the Watertown Community Path, at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, The Esplanade Association, and The Trust for Public Land.
Moon said all of her work centers around connecting to people with places and nature, as well helping to improve access to a healthy lifestyle.
“I’m very excited to join the Friends of the East Boston Greenway,” said Moon. “It’s great to work with a group that has a long history of committed members combined with new energy to the group to continue to maintain and improve the East Boston Greenway.”
Longtime Friends of the East Boston Greenway board member Karen Maddalena said Moon is a wonderful pick.
“Michele Moon is a wonderful addition to the Friends of the East Boston Greenway,” said Maddalena. “With her past experience and expert knowledge she will do a wonderful job in her role as the Greenway Coordinator.”
Eastie Farms’ Kannan Thiruvengadam, who has been doing a lot of Greenway programming and volunteerism, called Moon “an energetic person.”
“She has good knowledge of the organizational ecosystem in the City of Boston and prior work experience in green space-related coordination work from Fairmount Greenway in Dorchester,” said Thiruvengadam. “Such cross-neighborhood connection and collaboration has exciting possibilities.”
Longtime Friends of the East Boston Greenway member and advocate Chris Marchi, who played a huge role in extending the Greenway to Constitution Beach several years ago, said the Friends group is lucky to have Moon.
“She has a long history of supporting open space and greenway projects and working with community residents and government officials,” said Marchi. “Michelle (Moon) is a great addition with a tremendous amount of experience.”
Moon said that when she is not working on public open space issues you can find her riding her bike or hiking in the White Mountains.