Thomas M. Menino
2013 Robert S. Swain Jr. Distinguished Service Award Recipient
Mayor Menino has put Boston at the national forefront of healthy, livable cities by reducing ethnic health disparities, combating substance abuse, and promoting healthy nutrition for children and adults alike. Under the Mayor’s leadership, the city’s affordable housing supply has increased dramatically, and in the face of the foreclosure crisis, Boston has become a national model for foreclosure prevention and responsible homeownership opportunities.
A national leader on neighborhood issues, Mayor Thomas M. Menino believes that government is about helping people. Elected five times as Mayor of Boston and five times as a City Councilor from Hyde Park, he has spent a lifetime building a better Boston for residents and businesses. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston with a degree in community planning, Mayor Menino and his wife, the former Angela Faletra, have two children, Susan and Thomas, Jr. and six grandchildren.