MetroWest Regional Collaborative (MWRC)
The MetroWest Regional Collaborative (MWRC) is the locally-run enhanced subegional organization of MAPC. It serves the MetroWest region of Greater Boston: Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Marlborough, Natick, Wayland, Wellesley, and Weston.
MWRC focuses on issues of land use, transportation, municipal governance, mitigation of development impacts, and coordination of municipal services. It facilitates interlocal collaboration, planning, and problem solving, and advocates for locally-initiated regional solutions to policy and planning challenges in MetroWest.
June 29, 2016: Full Board MeetingJune 29, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Holliston Town Hall, Selectmen's RoomTown Hall, 703 Washington Street, Holliston MA 01746Agenda and Packet
September 15, 2016: Full Board Meeting
Location and agenda TBA
June 16, 2016: Executive Board MeetingJune 16, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Holliston Town Hall, Selectmen's RoomTown Hall, 703 Washington Street, Holliston MA 01746Agenda & Packet
June 10, 2016: Getting Governance Right(er) ForumJune 10, 2016, 7:45 - 10:00 a.m. (breakfast and registration at 7:45, program begins at 8:00)Framingham Free Library - Wakelin Room530 Washington StreetWellesley, MA 02482
How do MetroWest municipalities get people to run for office or show up at Town Meeting? What are the pros and cons of having a charter? A room of MetroWest officials, administration, and staff gathered for a discussion about these matters and more. Many thanks to our distinguished panelists:
- Town Moderator Dennis Berry, Town of Wayland
- Town Administrator Robert Halpin, Town of Framingham
- Town Clerk Kathleen Nagle, Town of Wellesley
- Mayor Arthur Vigeant, City of Marlborough
May 19, 2016: MWRC Full Board MeetingMay 19, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA)15 Blandin AvenueFramingham, MA 01702 Agenda and packetDraft minutes
May 6, 2016: MWRC Legislative BreakfastFriday, May 6, 2016, 7:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Ashland Public Library, 66 Front Street, Ashland, MA 01721 Agenda MWRC Executive Board MeetingThursday, April 14, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Holliston Town Hall, 703 Washington Street, Holliston MA 01746Full board invited Agenda
Packet For events prior to 2016, please see our MWRC Events Archive
MWRC represents the following nine municipalities:
To learn more about the communities in the region
MetroWest Regional Collaborative Board
The MetroWest Regional Collaborative (MWRC) is the locally-run enhanced subegional organization of MAPC. It serves the MetroWest region of Greater Boston. MWRC's board is composed of two representatives - one member of the Board of Selectmen and one member of the Planning Board -from each MetroWest Regional Collaborative community.
MWRC Executive Board
- Jay Marsden (MWRC Chair), Holliston Board of Selectmen Chair
- Preston Crow (MWRC Vice Chair), Ashland Planning Board Vice Chair
- Ellen Gibbs (MWRC Clerk), Wellesley Board of Selectman Secretary
- Yolanda Greaves, Ashland Board of Selectmen Clerk
- Lew Colten, Framingham Planning Board Vice Chair
- Marc Draisen, MAPC Executive Director
Karen Adelman, MWRC Coordinator, MAPC Communications Strategist
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
60 Temple Street
Boston, MA 02111
MWRC Spirit Awards
The MetroWest Regional Collaborative’s MetroWest Spirit Awards are presented each year to honor outstanding regional contributions to the MetroWest community. See a listing of past distinguished winners here.
- MetroWest Regional Open Space Connectivity Plan
Useful Links and Resources
About our Logo
The configuration of hexagons in our logo abstractly represents the physical relationship of our nine member communities. Like bees in a hive and molecules in organic chemistry, the hexagons represent the towns working collaboratively to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Hexagons have also represented city forms in planning theory, most notable Christaller's Central Place Theory in 19th century Germany. The color green represents environmental sustainability, and the blue and gray hexagons represent the towns outside our subregion with whom we seek to collaborate to achieve common regional goals.