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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.
Mar
17
Wed
2021
Regional Immigrant Small Business Owners Panel
Mar 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sep
9
Thu
2021
Webinar: Economic Development ARPA Funding & Programs @ Zoom
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Municipal Webinar

Economic Development Administration American rescue plan act programs and funding

Thursday, September 9| Noon – 1 p.m.

The Economic Development Administration received $3 billion in supplemental funding to assist communities in their economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

EDA is making funding available through six innovative “challenges.” This webinar will review those funding categories and provide guidance about eligible projects, submitting applications, and developing partnerships.

Read more about EDA’s ARPA funding and the six challenges here.

After you register for this webinar, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Sep
15
Wed
2021
Webinar: How Municipalities Can Make Meaningful Investments with ARPA Dollars @ Zoom
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Municipal Webinar

How Municipalities can make meaningful investments with ARPA dollars

Wednesday, September 15| 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Massachusetts cities and towns have received $3.4 billion dollars through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. These dollars present an opportunity to make critical investments in communities and especially those that were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. This federal funding can help set the stage for an equitable and resilient recovery.

Join us for a discussion with Doug Howgate from the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation on how cities and towns can make these strategic investments for a more prosperous and equitable region.

Speakers include:

  • Lizzi Weyant, Director of Government Affairs, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
  • Doug Howgate, Executive Vice President, Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Sep
29
Thu
2022
2022 Statewide Municipal Partnerships Conference @ College of the Holy Cross
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join the Mass. Association of Regional Planning Agencies and Division of Local Services to hear from special guests Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, the Governor’s former Chief of Staff, Steve Kadish, as well as Secretaries Tesler, Acosta, Kennealy and Card about how to make the most of unprecedented infrastructure modernization resources and build a firm foundation for our Commonwealth’s future. Click here to register.

“Building the Foundation for our Future: Equitable Infrastructure Modernization in Massachusetts” will be hosted at College of the Holy Cross on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

After remarks from the Governor and Lt. Governor, we’ll welcome to the stage Secretaries Tesler, Acosta, Kennealy and Card to talk about the potential available funding in each of their fields, and how communities can work with the Commonwealth to make the most of this funding, followed by a brief audience Q&A.

Afternoon workshops led by senior administration officials and local leaders from across the Commonwealth provide the chance, among other things, to dive deeper into these funding opportunities, think through the challenges facing your community, and hear from other communities looking to work through those same challenges.

Finally, you’ll hear from former Baker Chief of Staff and Harvard Taubman Center Senior Fellow Steve Kadish about some of the most promising strategies for working with community members and stakeholders to make the local change that our communities need.

Workshop topics include:

  • Building the Municipal Workforce Pipeline: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Early Education Reimagined: Funding Reform and Municipal Implications
  • Broadening Broadband: Expanding Access to High-Speed Internet
  • Transportation Infrastructure and Recovery: Stimulating Local Economies with Infrastructure Improvements
Jun
8
Thu
2023
Information Session | Tech Hubs Opportunity
Jun 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

MAPC is holding an additional information session on Tech Hubs opportunity.

MAPC’s aims are to respond to questions and serve as a resource to those interested in pursuing funding available through the Tech Hubs Program. This session will provide a more detailed understanding of the application process, eligibility criteria, and connect you with other interested parties.

This opportunity is for government entities, higher education institutions, tech industry groups, economic development organizations, workforce organizations, and other potential consortia members.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Raul Gonzalez at rgonzalez@mapc.org.

Oct
10
Tue
2023
2023 Statewide Municipal Partnerships Conference @ College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Campus Center
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll invites you to the 2023 Statewide Municipal Partnerships Conference for municipal officials and staff, co-hosted by the Massachusetts Regional Planning Agencies (MARPA) and Division of Local Services. The event will be held at the College of the Holy Cross on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023.

Lt. Governor Driscoll and a panel of Cabinet members, to be announced, will kick off the morning. We will then break into sessions focused on a wide array of issues and opportunities facing the Commonwealth, facilitated by subject matter experts from across Massachusetts. The breakout sessions will include: 

  • Climate Resiliency and Climate Action Plans;
  • Building Livable Communities;
  • Post-Pandemic Public Health; and
  • Rural Empowerment
  • Federal Funding Opportunities

The attendance fee is $20 and can be paid upon registering via PayPal / credit card. Checks can be mailed to the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. Only checks will be accepted for attendance payment if you wish to pay day of at check-in.  

Steps to register:

  1. Complete the Registration Form
  2. Pay the attendance fee online through PayPal / credit card, or select the “At the door” option if you wish to pay by check or need an invoice. You can request an invoice by emailing nabbott@mapc.org.  
  3. Attendees can also pay the registration fee upon checking in at the door. Please note that only checks will be accepted at the door.
Feb
27
Tue
2024
Planning for Section 3A Success: Leveraging the District Suitability Analysis Tool @ Zoom (Virtual)
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Please join us for this webinar to learn more about a new MAPC Section 3A decision-making support tool! 

Background
In 2021, the Massachusetts Legislature added a new section to the state’s Zoning Act (MGL Chapter 40A) — MBTA Communities Multifamily Zoning Requirement (Section 3A) — that requireseachmunicipalityin the MBTA districttozone for by-right multifamily housingnear transit stations or smart growth locations. 

MAPC has developed an interactive MBTA Communities Multifamily Zoning Requirement (Section 3A) District Suitability Analysis Tool to help municipalities within the MAPC region identify locations for 3A zoning districts that also advance regional and local goals. 

Visit the 3A webpage

This Webinar
MAPC staff will provide an overview of the tool’s use and showcase how it may be applied, in tandem with stakeholder-driven processes, to facilitate conversations around areas suitable for new housing production. 

Register to join us for this event

Questions? Please contact:
Emma Battaglia (ebattaglia@mapc.org)

Mar
5
Tue
2024
Massachusetts Economic Development Upcoming Grant Opportunities @ Zoom (Virtual)
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Massachusetts Economic Development Upcoming Grant Opportunities @ Zoom (Virtual)

Join the MAPC Economic Development Team for this webinar to learn more about three funding opportunities available now through the Commonwealth.

The presentation will provide insight into how MAPC can support your municipality to prepare and apply for grants available through the Commonwealth.

We are excited to announce our panel of speakers:
  • Julie Pierce, Economic Development Director, Town of Acton
  • Patrick Shannon, Community One Stop Coordinator, Massachusetts Executive Office of Economic Development. (EOED)

Register to join us for this webinar

We will discuss the following grant opportunities:

Questions? Please contact Gurdeep Kaur (gkaur@mapc.org)

May
22
Wed
2024
Stoneham Historic Preservation Plan Community Meeting @ Stoneham Town Hall Hearing Room
May 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Stoneham Historic Preservation Plan Community Meeting @ Stoneham Town Hall Hearing Room | Stoneham | Massachusetts | United States

Please join us for the Stoneham Historic Preservation Plan’s first community meeting!

You are invited to join us in-person (no reservation is required) or watch us on Stoneham TV to learn more about this community-focused project.

If you are unable to join us for the community meeting, we encourage you to look for us at the upcoming community events listed on the project webpage

You can learn more about this project on the webpage as well. 

View the Community Meeting event flyer