|Preceded by Daniel F. Conley|
Residence Hyde Park
Education Xavier University
Children Amanda Anthony Austin
Spouse Michelle Consalvo
|Political party Democratic|
Name Robert Consalvo
Succeeded by Timothy McCarthy
Alma mater Xavier University
Party Democratic Party
|Born July 16, 1969 (age 53) Hyde Park, Massachusetts (1969-07-16)|
Robert (Rob) Consalvo (born July 16, 1969) is a former member of the Boston City Council of Boston, Massachusetts, United States. He represented Hyde Park, Roslindale, Readville, and Mattapan for 12 years.
City Councilor Rob Consalvo represented District 5 on the Boston City Council. District 5 encompasses Hyde Park, Readville, Roslindale and Mattapan with a diverse population of about 80,000 residents.
A graduate of Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, Councilor Consalvo matriculated to Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. He served on the staff of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy in Washington DC, both in his Senate Office and the Health, Education, Labor and Human Services Committee, and later in Boston. He also worked at the Massachusetts State House as Director of Constituent Services for State Representative Angelo M. Scaccia. Councilor Consalvo’s duties included researching and contributing to the development of state budgets, writing language, drafting budget amendments and developing state legislation.
After placing fifth as an at-large candidate in his first bid for elected office to the Boston City Council in 2001, Rob was elected to represent District 5 on the Boston City Council in a special election in June 2002. On November 3, 2009, Councilor Consalvo was re-elected to serve another two-year term.
Outside of the City Council, Rob remains very active in his community, continuing to serve as a Corporator of the Hyde Park Savings Bank a member of the Board of Directors of the Hyde Park Board of Trade and the MA 54th Regiments, a group honoring the participation of African-Americans in the Civil War. He is also a member of the Hyde Park Lions Club, the Roslindale Sons of Italy, the West Roxbury Elks, the Sons of the American Legion, and is a friend of the Hyde Park and Roslindale Branch Libraries. His past community service included coaching youth baseball and serving on the board of the Hyde Park Jr. Athletic Association, Vice-Chair of the board of the Hyde Park YMCA and a board member of the Greater Roslindale Health and Dental Center.
City Council Committees
Councilor Consalvo serves as the Chairman of the Boston City Council Housing Committee. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Government Operations Committee. Councilor Consalvo was recently reappointed and sworn in as the Boston City Council’s Trustee on the Neighborhood Housing Trust, which has awarded approximately $84,000,000 in linkage funds since its inception to build affordable housing in Boston. Councilor Consalvo is also the Vice Chair of the Government Operations Committee and a member of the Whole, Public Safety, Education, Ways & Means, Labor, Youth Affairs & Human Rights, & the Council's Special Committee on Asthma