Harold Carroll was elected president of Beacon Hill Village at the organization’s board meeting in June. He replaces retiring president Daniel A. Taylor.
Carroll became involved in Beacon Hill Village about seven years ago, when a member called asking him to join.
“I was the classic ‘not ready yet’ person,” he said. “Then, I thought, ‘not ready?’ I was ready to help my community welcome older people. That’s what you should be ready to do. Diversity of age is important. It’s important to have older people around and feel welcome, just like we use Hill House to help make kids and parents welcome.”
Carroll has lived on Beacon Hill since 1975. A lawyer by profession, he served as corporation counsel for Mayor Kevin White and as general counsel for the Boston Redevelopment Authority. He also practiced law at Rackemann Sawyer and Gadsby Hannah.
Over the years, he has served on the boards of Hill House and the Beacon Hill Civic Association, and he has co-chaired the Civic Association’s Zoning and Licensing Committee.
Meanwhile, the Beacon Hill Village board has seen a few changes this year. In addition to Carroll assuming the role of president, Doug Fitzsimmons has been elected vice president. Former president Dan Taylor will remain on the board and chair the Nominating Committee. Kitty Flather, who was a strategic member of the fundraising team and helped get the kitchen tour underway, has finished her term and leaves the board.
Other board members are John Besser, treasurer; Betsy Peterson, secretary; and directors Sally Brewster, Joanne Cooper, Murray Frank, Karen Garvin, Matt Liang, Susan McWhinney-Morse, Frank Mead, Marion Nierintz, Atheline Nixon, Donna Petro and Steve Roop.