Last week Mayor Martin Walsh announced the appointment of Lina Tramelli as the East Boston Neighborhood Liaison within the Mayor’s Civic Engagement Cabinet. Tramelli will replace Jesús García-Mota who will now become Mayor Walsh’s Citywide liaison to the Latino community.
Tramelli will officially begin serving as Eastie’s liaison on April 8.
“Lina has a fantastic background in public service and I couldn’t be more excited for her to become the East Boston liaison,” said Walsh. “East Boston is a neighborhood full of tradition, growth and diversity and I know she will continue to be an advocate for the residents and businesses in East Boston.”
As the East Boston liaison, Tramelli will serve as the primary contact for constituents and businesses looking to connect with the Mayor’s Office, and will facilitate the delivery of services in collaboration with City departments.
“I sincerely want to thank Mayor Walsh for this appointment as his liaison to East Boston,” said Tramelli. “Since taking office, the Mayor has made sure East Boston receives excellent city services and I very much look forward to continuing that mission and joining his administration”
Born in Colombia, Tramelli received her bachelor’s degree from the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá. She graduated from Harvard University with a master’s in Liberal Arts last year.
Tramelli is a native Spanish speaker and proficient in Italian.
A resident of Eastie, Tramelli said in her spare time she enjoys exploring the different cultural institutions in the neighborhood, as well as enjoying the local food scene.
Garcia, also an Eastie resident moved from Mexico to the United States in 2009 to work as Deputy Officer in the Department of Citizen Protection at the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston. In that job, he built nine years of experience in constituent services assisting immigrant populations in five New England states.
He replaced Claudia Correa as the Mayor’s liaison in 2017.
“It was a pleasure working with the community over these past two years,” said Garcia. “I hope that I was helpful and I hope to continue to be helpful to the community in my new role. I will still be living in East Boston so you’ll still see me around.”
Garcia received his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico) in 2009. In his free time Garcia said he enjoys exploring his home neighborhood of Eastie, traveling, and experiencing the different cuisines and cultures in Boston.