Jill Valdes Horwood. Jill Valdes Horwood is Director of Policy for Boston Harbor Now. In her role, she serves as lead waterfront policy expert and works closely with city and state agencies and local environmental nonprofits to create a Boston Harbor that is resilient, welcoming, and accessible to all.
Before joining Boston Harbor Now, Jill represented low-income clients in court-ordered foreclosure mediations and helped secure orders of protection for victims of domestic violence in Cook County, IL.
When she's not working on the waterfront, Jill serves as co-chair for both the Women's Bar Association Gala Committee and the Women's Bar Foundation Comedy Night, and is a recurring volunteer for the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure.
Jill resides in the beautiful State of Rhode Island with her husband, her cat Pepper, and puppy Selous.
SPARK IMPACT AWARDS
SPARK Boston is Mayor Walsh’s millennial engagement initiative. Our mission is to engage the next generation of civic leaders and social entrepreneurs in the work of city government. From dedicated public servants to community builders and connectors, millennials are some of Boston’s most impactful citizens. Each year, the City of Boston celebrates the millennial contribution to our city with the Annual SPARK Impact Awards.