Brighton Main Streets Announces a New Executive Director in Aidan McDonough
Taking on the role of Executive Director to Brighton Main Streets is Aidan McDonough. The Board of Directors welcomed Aidan into the role on July 22, 2019.
“Ever since moving to Brighton, I really have been lucky to find so many opportunities that have helped me to call this community home, and it all started by becoming a volunteer of Brighton Main Streets. Getting to take on this role as Executive Director, and follow in the footsteps of those who have done such amazing work before me, is a humbling and exciting responsibility to take on.” said Aidan McDonough.
“As a young professional living in Cleveland Circle, I often find myself wondering in what ways are my demographic building community and more importantly how are they finding it. My personal goal while in this role is to help community members, especially young professionals, plug into the existing opportunities Brighton Main Streets offers its neighbors to get active within the neighborhood. What I love most about living in Brighton is having access to multiple modes of public transportation, how walkable our neighborhood is, and the numerous cafes and restaurants convenient for local eats and entertainment. Brighton has countless opportunities for people of all backgrounds to call this neighborhood home.”
“Summer is a busy time for Brighton Main Streets, full of events that bring entertainment to our neighborhood and traffic to our businesses” explained Board President, Chris Parisi. “We are excited for the energy and new perspective Aidan brings to our organization and look forward to his creativity in new ways of engaging the Brighton community.”
Aidan graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a focus in Public & Professional Writing. Prior to taking on this role, Aidan worked as the Development Associate at the West Suburban YMCA in Newton and before that as the Community Development Associate at East End House in Cambridge. He is about to end his council term as a member of the 2018-2019 SPARK Boston Council and when he isn’t out volunteering, you can find Aidan throughout the neighborhood with his dog, Calvin, in tow.
“The impact that the previous director, Elizabeth Sullivan, before me have made in this neighborhood is so significant and leaves big shoes to fill. Getting the chance to continue the momentum Liz has stirred and leave my mark on the neighborhood is an opportunity I will not take for granted.” Aidan will continue the regularly scheduled office hours for businesses to stop in and learn more about the services Brighton Main Streets can provide, this August.