Fellows Group

Christine Poff

Director of Government Relations and Political Action, National Association of Social Workers, Mass. Chapter

Christine Poff is the Community Preservation Director for the City of Boston. She lives in Jamaica Plain and raised her two boys in the house she bought and where she still lives after taking a first-time homebuyers’ class for lower income residents nearly 25 years ago.

Previously, Christine worked as political director for the National Association of Social Workers. But she is best known for her 14-year tenure as executive director of the Franklin Park Coalition, where she worked when she was recognized as a Barr Fellow. While there, she brought back the Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park summer concerts and the spring Kite Festival in addition to a summer youth jobs crew, a large volunteer program, and other arts and cultural events. Christine has also worked developing public health and community programs for Dorchester House and Codman Square health centers.

Christine is passionate about neighborhoods, committed to social justice and equity, and loves getting to know residents of Boston’s diverse and varied communities.

Christine has a B.A. from Wellesley College and an M.S.W. from City University in New York. Invite Christine to your community meeting or organization! Contact her with questions or ideas for a Community Preservation project.