MAPC Officers Meeting @ MAPC Offices
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am


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

Help Envision Future Housing for Stoneham @ Stoneham Town Hall Auditorium
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm

Stoneham is working with MAPC to take a proactive approach to planning for the future of the community by creating a Housing Production Plan (HPP). Join MAPC and Stoneham for this first public forum, an interactive event focused on understanding the town’s current demographics and existing housing supply – and housing need and demand now and in the future.

Learn more here.

Help Envision Future Housing for Winchester @ Winchester High School Auditorium
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm

Do you live in Winchester? Are you interested in helping to shape a vision for housing in your community?

Join the Town of Winchester and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) for a forum on Wednesday, March 7, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Winchester High School auditorium.

Learn more here.

North Suburban Planning Council (NSPC) Meeting @ Winchester Town Hall, Board of Selectmen Room
Mar 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
NSPC March Meeting @ Winchester Library
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

NSPC’s March meeting has been moved to March 19th due to snow. We will hear from Chris Kluchman about the State’s Housing Choice Initiative.

NSPC May Meeting @ Reading Town Hall
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

We will be joined by Francis Goyes, MAPC’s Regional Housing and Land Use Planner, to hear about her “Living Little” work that takes a look at smaller housing typologies and how they may be translated into the NSPC region. We’ll also be joined by Sharon Ron, MAPC’s Public Health Research Analyst to discuss what it means to plan for healthy living and healthy housing.

HUBweek: Housing>
Oct 10 – Oct 14 all-day
We all need a home. Young professionals, families with kids, empty nesters, seniors, workers, people with disabilities, people struggling to make ends meet – all of us need somewhere to live.
That’s the central theme of Housing>, MAPC’s contribution to Hubweek’s Container Village. Members of MAPC’s Arts & Culture, Digital Services, and Housing teams are transforming a shipping container into an interactive exhibit on the region’s housing crisis. The best part? You can visit for free! The installation is part of “The Hub,” which you can enter with a free general admission pass. Come hear locals’ stories, talk to us about your experiences with housing, and check out other installations from Wednesday, Oct. 10 to Sunday, Oct. 14!
NSPC February Meeting @ Wakefield Town Hall
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

After regular community updates, NSPC members will hear from Katharine Lacy at the Massachusetts Housing Partnership and Maritza Crossen at the Citizens’ Housing & Planning Association about monitoring affordable units and potential TA opportunities around affordable housing. We will also be joined by Laurie Stanton from the Metro North Regional Housing Services Office that monitors affordable units and provides support for the towns of Reading, North Reading, Wilmington and Saugus.

Housing Lynn Public Forum #1 @ Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development Community Room
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Housing Lynn Public Forum #1 @ Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development Community Room | Lynn | Massachusetts | United States

Help set housing goals for Lynn!

Are you interested in helping the City of Lynn develop a community-driven plan to promote housing opportunity for all? The City, with the support of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), is launching “Housing Lynn: A plan for inclusive growth.” Housing Lynn will assess unmet housing need in Lynn, establish housing goals, and recommend strategies to meet them.

To learn more about Housing Lynn, including the plan’s context, timeline, and more, visit

This first Housing Lynn forum is focused on understanding housing needs and setting priorities. Our discussion will help ensure Housing Lynn serves a broad range of Lynners, including renters and homeowners, families and those living alone, and folks of different ages, backgrounds, and income levels. Your voice is needed to ensure the plan represents all corners of this diverse community.

Free parking and Spanish interpretation available.