District & Community
Representative Sánchez represents the community that raised him: the 15th Suffolk/Norfolk District, containing the Boston neighborhoods of Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, and Roslindale, as well as Precinct 5 in the Town of Brookline. His experience growing up in the Mission Main housing development in Mission Hill drives his work in the community. The Representative actively organizes events in the Mission Main and Bromley-Heath housing developments, as well as other parts of the district, that promote access to community organizations and services, support the sense of community among neighbors, and create safe spaces. These events include weekly family BBQ nights, softball games, annual back to school health fairs, and holiday get togethers.
More broadly, the Representative has been a champion for longtime residents of the neighborhood in the face of institutional expansion and affordable housing. He has fought to improve public safety along the Riverway, Jamaicaway, and Arborway by securing funds and holding the Department of Recreation and Conservation accountable for these fixes. In addition to filing for Shannon Grant funding for gang violence prevention, the Representative organizes regular meetings to coordinate the many non-profits and service providers in JP to ensure vulnerable populations receive the care they need and deserve.
The communities of the 15th Suffolk/Norfolk District have active civic groups, thriving small business scenes, and are dedicated to progressive values, which the Representative translates into policy on Beacon Hill. While every neighborhood is unique, they all face similar struggles, such as access to affordable housing, food security, reliable public transportation, and environmental preservation. Representative Sánchez actively listens to his neighbors to learn what issues are important and to enable him to best advocate for his community.