North Shore Task Force (NSTF)
The North Shore Task Force (NSTF) is a group of 16 communities north of Boston working collaboratively on regional issues. The goal of NSTF is to cooperate with, and to assist, each member municipality in coordinating its planning and economic development so as to obtain maximum benefits for the North Shore district.
NSTf communities include:
Member communities focus on a broad range of issues that affect the North Shore, including sustainable development, equitable housing, transportation, clean energy, climate change and transportation. NSTF is guided by the principles found in the MetroFuture Plan, MAPC's regional development blueprint for the Boston Metropolitan area.
Next meeting: Please join us on Wednesday, June 13, 8:30 am, Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers.
NSTF generally meets on the second Wednesday of each month, 8:30 am, at the Peabody Essex Institute Library, 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA. Meeting dates are subject to change; please contact Subregional Coordinator Sam Cleaves at email@example.com for more information.
February 8- Transportation Improvements and UPWP meeting
March 9- Joint Legilslative Breakfast with MAPC's North Shore Coalition, place TBD
April 11- Essex County Open Space:joint forum with MAPC's North Suburban Planning Council
May 9- Strategies for Dealing with Delinquent properties and Foreclosures
June 13- FY 2013 Work Plan Development
July 11- National Pollution Discharge Elimination Discharge (NPDES) MS4 Permits
August- no meeting
September 19- MPO Elections and Update on Transportation Technical Assistance Programs
October 10- Clean Energy Forum
November 14- LEED Neighborhood Development
December 12- 2013 -TBD
Each community has two representatives to NSTF, appointed by either its Mayor or Board of Selectmen. The committee Chairman is elected by the membership annually. An MAPC staff person also provides support to NSTF in the role of Subregional Coordinator.
The Task Force is co-chaired by Blair Haney (Peabody) and Peter Phippen (Essex).
Click on 2011 North Shore Regional Strategic Planning Project report for our May 15 meeting.
See attached meeting summary file.
For additional information, please contact the NSTF Subregional Coordinator Sam Cleaves, AICP, Senior Regional Planner, at (617) 451-2770 ext. 2013 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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