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Oct
26
Mon
2020
Webinar: Solar Remote Permitting & Inspection Best Practices @ Online
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Solar Remote Permitting & Inspection Best Practices: COVID-19 Impacts and Long-Term Potential

Please join MassCEC, MAPC, and SolSmart to learn about best practices on remote permitting and inspection during COVID-19, and the long-term potential of those practices. The webinar will feature guest speakers from three Massachusetts communities; Gardner, Brockton, and Lowell. If you have questions regarding registration, please contact solar@masscec.com.

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7565282524044732684

Nov
9
Mon
2020
Webinar: Housing Protections and Support @ Zoom Conference
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join MAPC to hear from housing organizations, the Department of Housing & Community Development, and Boston and other municipalities on how to respond to residents at risk of eviction or other destabilizing forces during the pandemic.

We’ll learn about the anticipated impacts of expiring eviction moratoria, an overview of the Governor’s Eviction Diversion Initiative, and tenant rights and responsibilities. A panel will then discuss tools available to help residents stay in their homes, how to implement them, and what localities are doing to support residents experiencing housing instability during these unprecedented times.

Speakers will include:
Tim Reardon, Director of Data Services, MAPC
Chris Kluchman, Deputy Director, Community Services Division, DHCD
Tom Ambrosino, City Manager, City of Chelsea
Domonique Williams, Deputy Director, Office of Housing Stability, City of Boston
Chris Cotter, Housing Director, City of Cambridge
Keith Benoit, Community Development Planner, City of Northampton

Nov
24
Tue
2020
Webinar: Shared Winter Streets and Spaces Grant Program
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Dec
3
Thu
2020
Webinar: Wastewater Testing for COVID-19 @ Zoom
Dec 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cities and towns are deploying a number of strategies to identify the spread of COVID-19 in their communities. One emerging method: testing sewage from households and buildings for the presence of the virus.

Knowing that COVID-19 is present in wastewater can be an important indicator of where its spread may be accelerating. In places where wastewater testing has been deployed, changes in the virus’ wastewater concentration have been observed several days before changes in reported new cases.

At this webinar, you will hear from experts on the science of wastewater testing for disease surveillance, as well as public health leaders who have deployed wastewater testing in their communities.

Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMod-2sqzgoH9aWTW1FkK9U1lS39EeXLn5x

Dec
14
Mon
2020
Webinar: Pool Testing for COVID-19 @ Zoom Conference
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Learn more about COVID-19 pool testing efforts underway in the region!
What is pool testing?
“Pool testing”—batching samples together and retesting individually if a result is positive—is a way for municipalities and schools to work together to provide regular, frequent, and cost-effective COVID-19 testing.
In this webinar, we’ll learn about the pool testing program led by Tufts University and the cities of Somerville and Medford; and hear about local pool testing programs in Salem and Wellesley.
Speakers will share more about how they started their pool testing efforts, lessons learned, and what you should know if you’re interested in setting up a pool testing program.
Feb
9
Tue
2021
Municipal Webinar: Vaccine Distribution in Senior Subsidized Housing @ Zoom Conference
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Commonwealth recently announced that residents and staff of public and subsidized senior housing are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations as part of the first tier of Phase II of the vaccine rollout. This step is anticipated to begin later this month.

With this opportunity comes the need to quickly arrange vaccination opportunities for some of state’s most vulnerable residents. This requires coordination among three groups: municipal officials and staff, including local boards of health; owners and managers of public and subsidized senior housing, including local housing authorities; and medical providers who can staff clinics and vaccinate residents.

Please join us on Tuesday, February 9 to learn how cities and towns can support vaccination in senior housing facilities.

Webinar speakers will include:
Robin Lipson, Deputy Secretary, Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Emily Cooper, Chief Housing Officer, Executive Office of Elder Affairs

There will be an opportunity to ask questions!

More information from the Commonwealth on COVID-19 vaccinations for senior housing setting is available here.

Mar
3
Wed
2021
Film Premiere: Quincy, from a distance @ Zoom Conference
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it many unprecedented challenges and magnified the social barriers that existed in Asian immigrant communities. In response, MAPC initiated a regional storytelling project to spotlight stories of resilient Asian immigrant entrepreneurs in our region.
MAPC partnered with filmmaker, Daphne Xu to create three video-lets: Quincy, from a distance to document the lived experiences and strength of three Asian Small Business Owners in Quincy.
Join us on Wednesday March 3 at 7:30PM, for the premiere of the stories shared by a Salon owner, a Lion dance instructor, and the CEO of a travel agency in Quincy’s vibrant Asian American business community.
Following the premiere, there will be a live Q&A with the artist, Daphne Xu to talk about her practice and dive deeper into the role of socially-engaged art in planning.
Apr
1
Thu
2021
Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Women in the Workplace @ Zoom
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
May
18
Tue
2021
Info Session: Metro Mayors Community Liaisons Grant @ Zoom
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

MAPC is offering grants of up to $5,000 for community organizations to participate and collaborate in the regional heat preparedness planning process.

May
25
Tue
2021
Accelerating Climate Resiliency Speaker Series: Climate Resiliency and Racial Justice @ Zoom
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join to hear Jacqueline Patterson, Director of Environmental and Climate Justice Program at the NAACP, discuss the intersection of climate resiliency and racial justice.