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Amy Mahler


Amy Mahler


Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston


Rappaport Urban Scholar



The Rappaport Urban Fellowship provides elected and appointed officials from Greater Boston with full-tuition scholarships to attend the Kennedy School of Government's Masters in Public Administration program.

Amy Mahler is the Director of SPARK Boston, Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s 20-35 year old leadership and engagement council. As Director, she recruits, selects, manages, mentors, and leads the annual council cohort, composed of 20 to 35 year old Boston residents across neighborhoods and industries who advise city leaders on young adult priorities and create community.

Before SPARK Boston, she has worked as the Mayor’s Liaison for the South End, the Bay Village, Allston and Brighton and most recently was the Policy Manager for Joyce Linehan. Amy joined the Walsh Administration from Governors Deval Patrick and Charlie Baker’s Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, where she was the Press Secretary, working on initiatives like urban agriculture, wildlife public awareness, ground fish federal disaster relief, and more.

Before that, Amy ran several state representative campaigns and worked at Joss & Main. Amy graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. She is originally from South Florida and lives in Audubon Circle with her partner. In her spare time, she serves on the SCOUT Labs Advisory Council, illustrates, bakes, and enjoys Boston’s vibrant restaurant and shopping scenes.