AHA Board of Directors, 2017-2018

David Mooney, President

Vicky Rugo, Vice-President

Lianne Ames, Treasurer

Leo Bray, Clerk

Patricia Burson, At-large

Shawn Duhamel, At-large

Sean Wheeler, At-large

Ashmont Outlook

Lianne Ames, layout/production

Vicki Rugo, writer/editor

Andrea Barsomian-Dietrich, webmaster

Contact us:

Ashmont Hill Association

P.O. Box 240217

Dorchester, MA 02124

Message Line: 617-822-8278

Email: info@ashmonthill.org

About the Ashmont Hill Association

The Ashmont Hill Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose stated mission is: “To provide a forum to enhance the quality of life in and around Dorchester’s historic Ashmont Hill neighborhood by fostering a strong sense of community among all residents.” First active in the 1970s, AHA holds monthly meetings; participates in the annual “Boston Shines” citywide cleanup; sponsors a much-anticipated annual yard sale in May; and puts on an annual progressive dinner (“the Movable Feast”), a holiday party, and other events to bring neighbors together. AHA is an active participant in events such as the Peabody Square Holiday Tree-lighting and Dorchester Chili Cook-off, and works collaboratively with other Dorchester organizations and city and state agencies on matters that affect both the neighborhood and the broader community.

AHA is open to all Ashmont Hill residents, homeowners and renters alike. Monthly meetings, held in neighborhood homes, generally the last Thursday of the month, provide an opportunity for residents to discuss local issues and concerns, hear guest speakers address

topics of interest, and get to know each other in an informal social setting. All residents receive the Ashmont Outlook, a monthly newsletter that covers neighborhood events and activities and is hand-delivered by neighborhood volunteers to every home. Residents are also encouraged to join the Ashmont Hill listserve, which is a valuable communications tool within the neighborhood.

The Association is led by a volunteer Board of Directors who are elected at the Annual Meeting each October. Neighbors who would like to serve on the board are invited to make their interest known; participation in welcomed and needed.