By: Danielle Kaslow
Today we are showcasing Show House Co-Chair, Alison Webb. Originally from Mendon,Vermont (near Killington), Alison speaks with us about how she first became involved with the League, how she chose her current two-year placement, and her words of wisdom for potential members.
Hometown: Mendon, Vermont.
Current city/neighborhood: Back Bay.
JL Boston Committee/Title: 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Show House Co-Chair
How did you first get involved with the Junior League? I joined JL Boston in 2010 when a number of my close girlfriends had moved away. I joined to expand my network and to meet community-oriented women. I have not looked back since! My placements have ranged from community to fund development.
What would you tell someone who is thinking about joining the League? The League is what you make of it. Focus on getting to know many people and take advantage of the great programming, community and social events because, as everyone says, you get out what you put into the League.
What do you enjoy most about Junior League? I love spending time supporting the community with intelligent, kind, and motivated women.
How did you choose your current placement? My first Show House experience was at the 2012 Jackson Walnut Park School property and I was hooked! Then in 2016 I was the Operations Lead for the Nathaniel Topliff Allen Homestead Show House property, which I loved. When I was asked to consider Co-Chair for the 2017 Show House, it seemed like a fantastic opportunity to expand on my experience and test my leadership skills.
What are you most proud of from this year’s Show House? First and foremost, I am most proud of the tremendous effort and positive attitude contributed by our chairs, committee members, and members of the board and broader league. I am proud to call most of these women my friends now. External to the League, I am most proud of our increased branding in the design and greater Boston communities. Our increased use and engagement of social media was a huge shift in the way we share our mission, the impact of Show House, and what JL Boston stands for.
What is your favorite activity or place to visit in Boston? I love so much about Boston, but at this time of year my favorite activity is strolling down Commonwealth Ave. in the Back Bay on a snowy night. The trees are so magical with the lights, and snow makes me happy.
We couldn’t be more proud of this year’s fabulous Show House, and thank Alison and her co-chairs for their hard work in making it such a success! We hope everyone has the chance to meet Alison, and we encourage all members to consider getting involved with a Show House placement in the future.