Reynolds Graves

Neighborhood Salon Luminary

Reynolds serves as the Director of Government Relations for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department. In his role, he acts as a legislative and community policy advisor for Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins, and operates as an ombudsman for the Sheriff with all governmental and established civic and community organizations.  

Prior to his work at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, Reynolds was a Senior Public Affairs Associate and Lobbyist at Rasky Partners, served as a Deputy Chief of Staff to Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson, Assistant Director of Personnel for Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick and was a Field Director for Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s 2014 campaign. During college, Reynolds interned at the United States Congress, at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and in the Obama White House in the Office of Vice President Joe Biden. In January 2018, Reynolds launched Boston Gumbo, an open forum that seeks to bring Bostonian’s together around initiatives rooted in civic engagement current topics that shape the future of the city.

The late Speaker of the House once said that "all politics is local" and I believe that the same goes for art. All art is local, and I really enjoyed meeting so many of the local artists in Boston that I can now call friends.

— Reynolds Graves

In the summer of 2017, Graves co-produced a free community-friendly event, Neighborhood Nights: Local Worldwide, for over 1,000 Museum visitors. His love for music and community came together at the Gardner through DJs, jazz, and a panel of community arts leaders.

Follow him on Instagram @douglassrg.