City of Boston Opens Applications for Nightlife Initiative for a Thriving Economy Committee

~ Mayor Michelle Wu today announced the launch of the Nightlife Initiative for a Thriving Economy (NITE) Committee, a new opportunity for Boston residents to engage with the City on efforts to foster a more fun, equitable and family-friendly nightlife economy that benefits all residents across neighborhoods. The NITE Committee will be chaired by the City's Director of Nightlife Economy Corean Reynolds and members will help the City with building on Boston's existing nightlife economy and culture.

At a press conference today, Mayor Wu said, "Boston's nightlife is an integral part of our city's identity, and it plays a crucial role in fostering community, driving economic growth, and enhancing the quality of life for all residents." She went on to explain that through the NITE Committee, they aim to "harness the collective wisdom of industry experts and community leaders to create a more vibrant and inclusive nightlife ecosystem that reflects the needs and aspirations of our diverse city."

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The NITE Committee will consist of 21 members who represent a diverse range of expertise and perspectives related to the food and beverage industry, arts and culture, entertainment, public safety, community, and compliance. This committee will support the City's work to evaluate existing regulations and policies impacting Boston's nightlife economy and culture. The Committee will also present informed findings and provide recommendations to the Office of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion on potential opportunities and challenges affecting the growth and vibrancy of Boston's nightlife economy.

The Chief of Economic Opportunity & Inclusion Segun Idowu said that their Director of Nightlife Economy has already made important strides by working across the Administration to implement pragmatic policy & programmatic solutions that will help make Boston a 24-hour city. He added that by launching this committee they are ensuring that resident, worker, patron & industry voices are uplifted as they continue to push for policy solutions that will create vitality & vibrancy in Boston's nightlife.

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Corean Reynolds expressed her excitement about leading this initiative saying "It is an honor bringing together diverse sectors to advise the Office of Nightlife Economy. Together we'll shape Boston's nightlife future ensuring its vibrancy & preserving its integral role."

Councilor Brian Worrell who is also Chairperson for Small Business & Professional Licensure said "As we seek to create new opportunities that increase our vibrancy & create a nightlife economy it is critical that we take this step to engage residents across demographic & geographic lines." Michael Nichols President Downtown Boston Business Improvement District added "No great city fully goes to sleep at a specific time & we are thrilled to see City move forward with NITE Committee better serve multitude interests converge downtown throughout neighborhoods each evening." Malia Lazu Founder/CEO The Lazu Group leader Future Boston Alliance said "Residents wanted Boston be city fun everybody City made strides years hopeful NITE Committee help move further work."

The application process for expressing interest in becoming member NITE Committee opens today interested individuals encouraged apply before form closes Friday June 23 2023 selected committee members notified July more information visit

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