The Government Affairs team works to promote smart growth goals at the local, regional, state, and federal levels. MAPC actively promotes its legislative agenda by working with members of the Legislature on a number of key initiatives. MAPC's priorities come from a variety of policy areas, with a focus on sustainable development initiatives and municipal relief measures to help cities and towns continue to provide quality services with efficiency.
The team works in collaboration with the MAPC Legislative Committee to develop action items and advocate on behalf of the members of our regional community. The Committee is composed of municipal leaders from various cities and towns in the MAPC region.
The team collaborates with, provides policy analysis support to, and coordinates advocacy efforts for several influential groups across the state and nation:
- Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies (MARPA)
- Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance (MSGA)
- Metro Mayors Coalition (facilitated by MAPC staff)
- North Shore Coalition (facilitated by MAPC staff)
- Our Transportation Future (OTF)
- Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA)
- National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)
- National Association of Regional Councils (NARC)
- Transportation for America
- Smart Growth America