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Carol Downs

Owner, Bella Luna & The Milky Way

Carol Downs has been a small business owner, community volunteer and resident of Boston for twenty-nine years. Carol is founding Co-Owner and current General Manager of Bella Luna & The Milky Way, an award-winning dining and entertainment landmark in Jamaica Plain opened in 1993. She currently serves as Board Member and Treasurer of the Boston Planning and Development Agency and as a member of Boston’s Community Preservation Committee. She served as a Trustee of the Neighborhood House Charter School in Dorchester from 2002-2017. She served as an elected Board Member of the Jamaica Plain Firehouse Multicultural Arts Center from 1992-1996. Carol has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Virginia (1988) and lives in Roslindale with her husband and two children.