Sheila Grove

Sheila Grove is a forty year resident, attorney and community activist in the South End that believes that "building community is essential to successful development".    As an attorney, she assisted small businesses and developers with permitting and provided pro bono legal services to non-profit organizations.  She worked with the Boston Redevelopment Authority to rezone the South End and helped establish the South End Business Alliance.  From 1997 to 2007, she was Executive Director of Washington Gateway Main Street, Inc. (WGMS) where she led hundreds of volunteers and partners in the community-based revitalization of Washington Street in the South End/ Lower Roxbury neighborhood, including the development of the Urban History Trail, the 32 panels and 8 medallions at the Silver Line stations that chronicle the history of the neighborhood. That work earned WGMS district designations of “Great American Main Street “(2005) from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and“Great Street” (2008) from the American Planning Association.  Currently, Ms. Grove is a volunteer Chair of WGMS Design Committee, which continues to shape the look and feel of area on and around Washington Street.

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