City Councilor Rob Consalvo resides in his hometown of Hyde Park with his wife Michelle and children Amanda, Anthony and Austin.
After placing fifth as an at-large candidate in his first bid for elected office to the Boston City Council in 2001, Rob was elected to represent District 5 on the Boston City Council in a special election in June 2002. On November 3, 2009, Councilor Consalvo was re-elected to serve another two-year term. Councilor Consalvo serves as the Chairman of the Boston City Council Housing Committee. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Government Operations Committee. Councilor Consalvo was recently reappointed and sworn in as the Boston City Council’s Trustee on the Neighborhood Housing Trust, which has awarded approximately $84,000,000 in linkage funds since its inception to build affordable housing in Boston.
A 1987 graduate of Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, Councilor Consalvo matriculated to Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Political Science in 1991.
Upon graduating, he went to work in Washington, D.C. for the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy. He spent over 4 years working in Washington. First Rob served in Senator Kennedy’s Senate office before being hired as a press aide on the United States Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, chaired at the time by Senator Kennedy.
Upon returning to the Massachusetts, Councilor Consalvo accepted a position as an Aide and the Director of Constituent Services for State Representative Angelo M. Scaccia. While working at the State House, Councilor Consalvo also researched and worked on nine state budgets, writing language, drafting budget amendments and developing many pieces of state legislation.
Outside of the City Council, Rob remains very active in his community, continuing to serve as a Corporator of the Hyde Park Savings Bank a member of the Board of Directors of the Hyde Park Board of Trade and the MA 54th Regiments, a group honoring the participation of African-Americans in the Civil War. He is also a member of the Hyde Park Lions Club, the Roslindale Sons of Italy, the West Roxbury Elks, the Sons of the American Legion, and is a friend of the Hyde Park and Roslindale Branch Libraries. His past community service included coaching youth baseball and serving on the board of the Hyde Park Jr. Athletic Association, Vice-Chair of the board of the Hyde Park YMCA and a board member of the Greater Roslindale Health and Dental Center.