Jared Staley (pronouns: he/him/his) prioritizes equity, justice, and transparency in his work and life. In his role as Cultural Planning Project Manager - Development Review, Jared works on issues of cultural space instability and helps to direct the development pipeline in Boston to better support and sustain our cultural and creative industries. Under the supervision of the Director of Cultural Planning, Jared engages with internal departments and external project development teams to guide development proposals, including both spatial and operational considerations.
Originally from rural Ohio, Jared moved to Boston in 2017 from Minneapolis. Jared received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from The Ohio State University and his master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Minnesota — Twin Cities. Prior to his role with the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, Jared worked for the Boston Planning & Development Agency as a neighborhood planner, collaborating with several of Boston’s communities. He has also worked for a start-up commercial real estate developer in the Twin Cities and was a co-instructor at the University of Minnesota.
Jared is a life-long learner and dabbler but always finds his way back to photography. You can find him around Boston in search of his new favorite restaurant, looking out over the harbor, or hiking nearby. Jared lives in East Boston.