We‘re delighted to salute Jim Mahoney on his 30th anniversary with the Conservancy. Jim has assisted hundreds of homeowners who received a loan from our Historic Properties Fund (HPF). As HPF Project and Accounting Manager, he’s guided people through restorations–helping them find contractors, checking on the work from start to finish, and helping obtain all the required City permits. He also keeps the books. Jim was instrumental in major Conservancy projects like the restoration of the Astor Row block in Harlem and the restoration of Prospect Cemetery, the oldest burial ground in Queens.
Before joining us, Jim was Executive Director of the Beacon Hill Civic Association in his hometown of Boston. He came to New York intending to study City Planning at Columbia but needed a part-time job. He found one here and, lucky for us, never left.
Jim is modest about his accomplishments. He agreed to let us acknowledge his anniversary if he could salute others.
“Over the 30 years I have been working at the Conservancy, I have had a wonderful opportunity to work with Conservancy staff and Historic Properties Fund Board members. I have also always had another person working directly with me, experiencing a New York many people do not see, I would like to thank each of them that I have had the honor of working with: Rachelle L’Ecuyer, Lara Greco, Andrea Goldwyn, Ashley Hahn, and Blaire Walsh. It has been an amazing experience to work with each of these individuals who brought their own unique perspective to the job. I thank all of them for enriching my work experience over the years.“
We all, in turn, thank Jim.