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After Deputy Mayor Katherine Kane stepped down, Mayor Kevin White appointed another woman, Micho F. Spring, to serve as his deputy mayor.  Before working for Mayor White, Spring worked in for New York City’s municipal government for four years. Spring has managed political campaigns, been a media commentator, and is currently a member of various boards including the Massachusetts Women’s Forum and the JFK Library Foundation. Boston Magazine has named her one of the most powerful women in Boston multiple times. As of 2016, she presides over New England Weber Shandwick, a marketing and PR company.

 During Micho F. Spring’s time as deputy mayor, the Women’s City Group, a group dedicated to helping professional women network, invited her to speak on March 11, 1981.  Spring’s notecards from that meeting are pictured above. She writes about how things have changed for women rather quickly.

 “We have come a long way in 10 years – There was a time under Mayor Collins when there were no women in key staff positions. Of Mayor White’s appointive staff, 10 positions are now filled by women, including myself.”

Policy: Women’s City Group, March 11, 1981, Box 85, Folder 30, Mayor Kevin H. White records 0245. 001, Boston City Archives

Blog post by Monica Haberny, City Archives Outreach Intern