Richard A. Dimino

President Emeritus

Richard A. Dimino was recently appointed by Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey to serve on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation board and elected to the role of Finance Committee Chairperson on that board. Mr. Dimino currently serves as President Emeritus of A Better City after serving as the President and CEO from 1995 to April 2023. Under his leadership, A Better City achieved major organizational accomplishments and influenced a wide range of city and regional infrastructure projects and policies.

Prior to leading A Better City, Mr. Dimino served the City of Boston as Commissioner of Transportation from 1985-1993, where he oversaw a staff of 400, represented the City on MBTA advisory boards and committees. Mr. Dimino while in his position as commissioner served as the City of Boston’s Chairperson to the Central Artery projects Interagency Committee.

Mr. Dimino served as Vice President and Deputy Manager of Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation's Transportation Business Sector. Mr. Dimino was also a lecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, teaching there for 17 years with a primary focus on transportation planning, project management, and development. Mr. Dimino also served as a guest lecturer at Boston University. He is also an editorial contributor to Boston’s Banker & Tradesman publication.

Mr. Dimino received his Master's in Business Administration from Boston University in 1994 and is a 1978 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Northeastern University. In 1991, he completed a Loeb Fellowship in urban policy and transportation planning at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and has served on several boards, including the Boston Children’s Museum, Boston Society of Architects and Foundation, Freedom Trail Foundation, and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.