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:
- Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies (MARPA)
- Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance (MSGA)
- Metro Mayors Coalition (Metro Mayors)
- North Shore Coalition
- Our Transportation Future (OTF)
- Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA)
MAPC, working with partners in local government, business, labor, environmental, and equity groups, is advocating for increased investment in the state's transportation infrastructure. To join these efforts by receving updates, legislative action alerts, and invitations to forums and events, go to our transportation finance reform page.
MAPC, the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, and many partners are working hard to support zoning reform in Massachusetts. Over 65 organizations and individuals signed on to this letter, showing the growing depth and diversity of support for reforming our antiquated zoning and planning laws. Please contact Eric Hove for more information or how to get involved at 617-451-2770, ext. 2071 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Work at the Federal Level
MAPC works with a broad coalition of partners to advocate for a well-funded, long-term federal transportation reauthorization bill that includes sufficient transit, planning, bicycle, and pedestrian funding. We routinely to our Congressional delegation on these issues.
MAPC works with the following partners and others on a national level:
- National Association of Development Organizations
- National Association of Regional Councils
- Transportation for America
- Smart Growth America