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Dec
16
Wed
2020
Executive Committee Meeting @ Zoom Video Conference
Dec 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Meetings are generally held on the third Wednesday of the month from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Until further notice, the Executive Committee meetings will be conducted remotely via Zoom video conference consistent with Governor Baker’s Executive Order of March 12, 2020. To provide public access to the meeting while limiting the potential for abuse of videoconferencing technology (i.e. Zoom Bombing) members of the public may view the proceedings at https://www.youtube.com/user/MAPCMetroBoston.

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.

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
Nov
7
Mon
2022
MAPC Officers Meeting @ MAPC Offices
Nov 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Agenda

September 20, 2017

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
60 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111
6th floor Conference Room

1. Call to order
2. Approval of minutes from July 10, 2017
3. Review of contracts
4. Hiring and staff changes
5. Fall Council Meeting – October 25, 2017
a. Agenda
b. Legislator of the Year
c. Mann Award
6. Diversity of the MAPC Council and Executive Committee
7. Date of next Officers meeting – October 7, 2017
8. Other business not known at the time of posting of this agenda
9. Adjourn

Please contact Heidi Anderson at (617) 933-0764 with any questions on this agenda

Dec
5
Mon
2022
MAPC Officers Meeting @ MAPC Offices
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Agenda

September 20, 2017

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
60 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111
6th floor Conference Room

1. Call to order
2. Approval of minutes from July 10, 2017
3. Review of contracts
4. Hiring and staff changes
5. Fall Council Meeting – October 25, 2017
a. Agenda
b. Legislator of the Year
c. Mann Award
6. Diversity of the MAPC Council and Executive Committee
7. Date of next Officers meeting – October 7, 2017
8. Other business not known at the time of posting of this agenda
9. Adjourn

Please contact Heidi Anderson at (617) 933-0764 with any questions on this agenda

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!