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Steering Committee

December 11, 2022  Updated March 19, 2023 at 3:52 p.m.
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Steering Committee

Ellen Clegg (co-chair)

Brookline resident. Former Boston Globe city editor, deputy managing editor and editor of the editorial page. Co-author of upcoming book on future of local journalism.

Julie Rafferty (co-chair)

Brookline resident. Former reporter and editor for newspapers in upstate New York, former communications dean at Harvard’s School of Public Health. Currently marketing and fundraising communications consultant for non-profits.

Iris Adler

Brookline resident. Former executive director for programming, podcasts and special projects for WBUR’s locally and nationally produced programs. Longtime reporter and editor in public radio at WBUR and in TV at NECN.

Fred Perry

Brookline resident. Businessman and former member of the Brookline Conservation Commission and the Brookline Advisory Committee, and co-founder of the Brookline Greenspace Alliance.

Colette Phillips

Brookline resident. Founder and CEO of Colette Phillips Communications, providing diverse marketing and public relations solutions for local and global clients. 

Irene Sege

Brookline resident. Former editor of the weekly Cambridge Chronicle. Former Boston Globe news reporter, feature writer and editor.