Inner Core Committee (ICC)
The Inner Core Committee (ICC) consists of 21 cities and towns within the metropolitan Boston area. ICC emerged as a forum through which issues of mutual concern could be explored and joint and cooperative action fostered. Communities in the ICC region are among the most urban and populous within the MAPC planning area and deal with a host of unique challenges. The ICC is also MAPC’s largest subregion, representing the largest number of municipalities of any subregion, about 51 percent of the MAPC region’s population – over 1.6 million residents.
Membership and Leadership
The ICC consists of representatives from 21 of the metropolitan area’s innermost communities: Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Milton,* Needham*, Newton, Quincy, Revere, Saugus, Somerville, Waltham, Watertown, and Winthrop. The Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council are also voting members of the Committee.
*Milton and Needham have dual membership in ICC and the Three Rivers Interlocal Council (TRIC).
The ICC Co-chairs for FY17 are John DePriest, Planning Director, Director of Planning and Development at the City of Chelsea and James Freas, Deputy Director of Planning & Development for the City of Newton. The ICC Subregional Coordinator is Karina Milchman.
Inner Core Committee meetings are open to the public. Non-members and representatives of neighboring municipalities are also encouraged to attend ICC meetings. In addition to ICC membership, many Inner Core communities are represented in other groups convened by MAPC, including the MAPC Council and the Metro Mayors Coalition.
Starting in September 2015, the Inner Core will meet on the third Wednesday of every other month.
Next Inner Core Committee Meeting:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
MAPC 3rd Floor Conference Room, 60 Temple Place, Boston
Get more information about the ICC cities and towns by visiting their Community Snapshot pages, which are provided by the Metro Boston Data Common, and by visiting muncipal websites:
- ICC FY17 Work Plan
- ICC FY16 Work Plan
- ICC FY15 Work Plan
- ICC FY14 Work Plan
- ICC Bylaws, last updated May 2015
For additional information or questions, please contact the ICC Coordinator, Karina Milchman, at email@example.com or 617-933-0738.