Get to know Lydia

Lydia Polaski is a proud resident of South Boston. She earned her Master’s degree in Communication Management from the University of Southern California. Her professional background is in the nonprofit sector in Boston with a focus on communication strategy and community events. Polaski is the founder of Friends and Neighbors, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the community through events and opportunities that create new bonds and offer resources to those in need.

“Lydia’s ties to South Boston and passion for its community makes her a great fit for the role of neighborhood liaison,” said Community Engagement Cabinet Chief Brianna Millor. “Neighborhood Services is thrilled to welcome her to our team to represent South Boston to support residents, local businesses and civic organizations.”

Polaski served on the Andrew Square Civic Association leadership team, where she liaised with the MBTA to advance improvements at Andrew Station and increased confidence in public transportation within the South Boston community. She also served on the board of the South Boston MOMS Club and Paraclete Center.

“What an honor to serve a neighborhood that is dear to my heart,” said South Boston Liaison Lydia Polaski. “I look forward to focusing on neighborhood livability and can’t wait for all the opportunities to celebrate our great community together.”


The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) encourages, facilitates and maximizes citizen input and participation through service requests, neighborhood meetings, mailings, and emergency responses. To report non-emergency issues to the City, residents are encouraged to connect with BOS:311 by dialing 3-1-1 or by downloading the free BOS:311 app on iOS or Android platforms.



  1. Joe Cappuccio November 2, 2023 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    Congratulations and good luck with your new position. We look forward to working with you on environmental issues.

  2. Richard DeVoe November 4, 2023 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Congratulations I’m sure you will do a great job.

  3. Mike November 5, 2023 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Can we do something about construction equipment being left overnight on city streets?

Leave A Comment