Donte Peeples is the new Mattapan liaison for Mayor Kim Janey’s office. Roudnie Célestin, who served as the liaison to Mattapan and the Haitian community for Mayor Walsh, will now focus exclusively on the Haitian community at the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS).
In a statement, Janey said Peeples “brings a passion for civic engagement that is so necessary in being a successful neighborhood liaison.”
Peeples says he discovered his passion for service while attending the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church after-school and summer camp programs. He was later employed as a mentor and worked to provide safe and fun activities for the city’s youth.
“I am honored to be a part of the Office of Neighborhood Services working as the Mattapan liaison,” he said. “My family has been longtime residents of Mattapan and it is exciting to be able to collaborate with residents and business owners along with the city to address the needs of the community.”
Célestin, who has been with the Mayor’s Office for three-and-a-half years, was born and raised in Pétion-Ville, Haiti.