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Jan
11
Wed
2023
Substance Use in Massachusetts: Regional Paths to Prevention & Recovery Webinar Series
Jan 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Join us for a three-part webinar series that will focus on creating regional solutions (prevention and recovery) to the Commonwealth’s substance use epidemic. Be a part of the effort to address this important challenge and find collaborative solutions towards a region/state in which individuals have access to the care and support they need.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 | 9:30 a.m.
Understanding the Substance Use Landscape
Help build your foundational knowledge about the substance use crisis in Massachusetts; hear from experts in the field working to create prevention and recovery solutions on this continuing crisis.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 9:30 a.m.
Shared Challenges and Best Practices
Building off the discussion of the first webinar, Understanding the Substance Use Landscape, this second webinar will share ways that your municipality can provide services and supports for substance use disorder through regional and collaborative approaches. It will focus on solutions such as primary prevention, housing, wrap-around services, harm reduction, substance use treatment, and more.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 | 9:30 a.m.
Solutions and Funding: Where Do We Go From Here?
The focus of the third and final webinar in the series will be on funding and policy for implementing sustainable, long-term solutions. We will be discussing the Opioid Settlement Funds and policies that expand substance use services in Massachusetts.

Feb
8
Wed
2023
Substance Use in Massachusetts: Regional Paths to Prevention & Recovery Webinar Series
Feb 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Join us for a three-part webinar series that will focus on creating regional solutions (prevention and recovery) to the Commonwealth’s substance use epidemic. Be a part of the effort to address this important challenge and find collaborative solutions towards a region/state in which individuals have access to the care and support they need.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 | 9:30 a.m.
Understanding the Substance Use Landscape
Help build your foundational knowledge about the substance use crisis in Massachusetts; hear from experts in the field working to create prevention and recovery solutions on this continuing crisis.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 9:30 a.m.
Shared Challenges and Best Practices
Building off the discussion of the first webinar, Understanding the Substance Use Landscape, this second webinar will share ways that your municipality can provide services and supports for substance use disorder through regional and collaborative approaches. It will focus on solutions such as primary prevention, housing, wrap-around services, harm reduction, substance use treatment, and more.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 | 9:30 a.m.
Solutions and Funding: Where Do We Go From Here?
The focus of the third and final webinar in the series will be on funding and policy for implementing sustainable, long-term solutions. We will be discussing the Opioid Settlement Funds and policies that expand substance use services in Massachusetts.

Mar
8
Wed
2023
Substance Use in Massachusetts: Regional Paths to Prevention & Recovery Webinar Series
Mar 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Join us for a three-part webinar series that will focus on creating regional solutions (prevention and recovery) to the Commonwealth’s substance use epidemic. Be a part of the effort to address this important challenge and find collaborative solutions towards a region/state in which individuals have access to the care and support they need.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 | 9:30 a.m.
Understanding the Substance Use Landscape
Help build your foundational knowledge about the substance use crisis in Massachusetts; hear from experts in the field working to create prevention and recovery solutions on this continuing crisis.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 9:30 a.m.
Shared Challenges and Best Practices
Building off the discussion of the first webinar, Understanding the Substance Use Landscape, this second webinar will share ways that your municipality can provide services and supports for substance use disorder through regional and collaborative approaches. It will focus on solutions such as primary prevention, housing, wrap-around services, harm reduction, substance use treatment, and more.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 | 9:30 a.m.
Solutions and Funding: Where Do We Go From Here?
The focus of the third and final webinar in the series will be on funding and policy for implementing sustainable, long-term solutions. We will be discussing the Opioid Settlement Funds and policies that expand substance use services in Massachusetts.

Apr
26
Wed
2023
Local Guidelines for Resilient, Efficient, and Affordable Buildings @ Zoom (Virtual)
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Melrose, Malden, and Medford worked with the MAPC to collaboratively develop sustainable and resilient building design guidelines for residential and mixed-use developments and retrofits. These voluntary guidelines will help these communities encourage developers to build more more affordable housing that is energy-efficient and climate-resilient.

Join us for an interactive webinar on April 26 at 12:00 p.m. to learn about the guidelines and hear from the communities about how they plan to use them to shape green, affordable development. 

Register here.

May
3
Wed
2023
Water, Water Everywhere: The Increasing Threat of Stormwater Flooding in Greater Boston @ Zoom (Virtual)
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Water, Water Everywhere: The Increasing Threat of Stormwater Flooding in Greater Boston @ Zoom (Virtual)

MAPC is releasing new research that analyzed 27,000 flood claims from the historic March 2010 storms that dropped 18 inches of rain across Eastern Massachusetts. $59m in disaster assistance was paid out. We found that only 4% of disaster claims were located in FEMA 1% chance flood zones. With the prospect of more frequent and severe storms due to a changing climate, what can local, state, and the federal government do to better understand, prepare for, and minimize flooding and flood damage?

Presenters and panelists:

  • Anne Herbst, Principal Environmental Planner – retired, MAPC
  • Mia Mansfield, Director of Climate Adaptation and Resilience, MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
  • Jason Mammone, P.E., Director of Engineering, Town of Dedham
  • Van Du, Senior Environmental Planner, MAPC – Moderator

Following this event, all registrants will receive a copy of the report via email.

Register to join us for this webinar here!

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