MetroWest Regional Collaborative (MWRC)


About MWRC

The MetroWest Regional Collaborative (MWRC) serves the MetroWest region of Eastern Cochituate Aqueducts, Natick, Mass.Massachusetts, from I-95 to I-495 along the Route 9 corridor.

We facilitate inter-local collaborative planning and problem solving to enhance the quality of life and economic competitiveness of the MetroWest region.

MWRC serves as a think tank and advocate for locally initiated regional solutions to policy and planning challenges shared by MetroWest communities.

MWRC remains committed to addressing the issues that transcend our municipal borders by promoting inter-municipal cooperation and guiding regional growth and change. MWRC continues to focus on issues such as land use, transportation, municipal governance, mitigation of development impacts, and coordination of municipal services.

 

Meetings & Events

 

Member Communities

MWRC represents the following nine municipalities: 

To learn more about the communities in the region

    

Leadership

MetroWest Regional Collaborative

Each community has two representatives on the MetroWest Regional Collaborative; one member of the Board of Selectmen and one member of the Planning Board.

The MetroWest Regional Collaborative typically meets every other month.

Executive Board

The Executive Board meets monthly and is currently composed of the following members:

  • Josh Ostroff (Chair), Natick Selectman  
  • Jay Marsden (Vice Chair), Holliston Selectman
  • Preston Crow (Clerk), Ashland Planning Board
  • Bill Boland, Southborough Selectman
  • Ellen Gibbs, Wellesley Selectman
  • Marc Draisen, MAPC Executive Director

Staff

Paul Dell'Aquila, Executive Director

pdellaquila@mapc.org

 

Paul G. Boushell, Municipal Services Coordinator

pboushell@mapc.org

 

24 Union Avenue, Suite 3
Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 881-2924

Documents

Projects

  • MetroWest Regional Open Space Connectivity Plan 

Full Report

       Ashland Map

       Framingham Map

Holliston Map

Marlborough Map

Natick Map

Southborough Map

Wayland Map

Wellesley Map

Weston Map

MetroWest Regional Map

 

Useful Links and Resources

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Massachusetts State Legislature

MDOT

MBTA

Housing and Economic Development

Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS)

Metro Boston Data Common

 

 

 

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.