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Sep
18
Mon
2017
Municipal Conference with MARPA and Baker Admin @ College of the Holy Cross Hogan Center
Sep 18 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and members of all of Massachusetts’ regional planning agencies at the 2017 Municipal Conference.

At the conference you will learn about how to implement best practices across a range of key subject areas:

  • Financial management: how to develop a financial forecast and a capital improvement plan
  • Housing production: how to meet the challenge of sustainable housing production
  • Cybersecurity: how to analyze whether there is risk of unauthorized access, how to implement policies and procedures, and how to identify steps to remediate any problems identified
  • Regionalization: how a few municipalities have successfully implemented shared service models
  • Energy and environment: how to complete climate change vulnerability assessments and resiliency planning, develop a regional approach to water management, and implement an LED streetlight project

Stay for lunch! From 12:00 – 1:30 PM, join us for an interactive discussion, called “Data, the Commonwealth, and Unlocking Value for Municipalities,” with the Secretary of the newly-established Executive Office of Technology Services and Security.

RSVP here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jqfo5obab&oeidk=a07eef2r7895fa2fdda

 

Sep
19
Tue
2017
Three Rivers Interlocal Council (TRIC) @ Norwood Chamber of Commerce
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cooler temperatures and the end of summer can only mean one thing – that the September TRIC meeting is quickly approaching! The next TRIC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19th at 9:00AM at the Norwood Chamber of Commerce.
This meeting will feature a presentation from Boston MPO staff regarding the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) as well as ways that the MPO can better engage TRIC throughout its regional transportation planning process. Be sure to check out the MPO Corner at the bottom of this newsletter for information and updates regarding what’s going on in the Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Dennis-Yarmouth Shelter Generator Expansion 3 Legal Notice
Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm

Legal Notice

INVITATION FOR BIDS

SRAC16 – Dennis-Yarmouth Shelter Generator Expansion 3

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) on behalf of the Southeastern Regional Homeland Security Advisory Council (SRAC), and in its role as Statewide Homeland Security Fiduciary, invites quotes for the services of an electrician to expand the coverage of an emergency generator to reach additional outlets and provide additional lighting in a regional emergency shelter.  All work will take place at the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, located at 210 Station Avenue, Yarmouth, MA 02664 and must be completed between October 5, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

Massachusetts Prevailing Wage Laws apply to all services. All work shall be done in accordance with all local, state, and federal statutes.  Information regarding Labor Harmony and OSHA Training Certification requirements can be found in the complete Request for Quotes document.  If the contract price exceeds $25,000, a payment bond in the amount of 100% of the contract price will be required from the selected vendor.

The complete Request for Quotes document will be available starting at 11:00AM on September 20, 2017 by contacting Christine Howe at 617-933-0732 or chowe@mapc.org. All quotes are due via email to chowe@mapc.org by October 5, 2017 at 12:00PM. MAPC reserves the right to accept or reject any and all quotes.

SRAC16 – Dennis-Yarmouth Shelter Generator Expansion 3

Sep
20
Wed
2017
Inner Core Committee Meeting @ MAPC Offices
Sep 20 @ 8:45 am – 11:00 am
On September 20, the Inner Core Committee will resume its bimonthly meetings at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. Discussion will focus on economic development with a presentation from MAPC’s Chief Economic Development Planner Amanda Chisholm and guest speakers. Please join us on:
Wednesday, September 20, at 8:45 am
MAPC, 3rd floor conference room
60 Temple Place
Boston, MA
Sep
21
Thu
2017
North Suburban Task Force @ Peabody Institute Library
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Join us on September 21, 9-10:30 am, in the Gordon Room of the Peabody Institute Library in Danvers, 15 Sylvan Street.

The meeting will feature an overview and current projects of MAPC’s new Arts and Culture Division. Director Jenn Erickson and MAPC Artist in Residence Carolyn Lewenburg will be presenting and showing how your community can take advantage of this exciting new MAPC department!
MAPC’s Arts and Culture Division delivers technical assistance in emerging practice areas including cultural planning, creative placemaking, creative community development, arts and cultural data collection and analysis, and cultural policy. The division also develops and delivers trainings for planners, community developers, and local government officials that aim to build competencies in the aforementioned practice areas.
South Shore Coalition Meeting @ Hingham Town Hall
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, September 21st at 1:00pm in Hingham Town Hall. We will be joined by Peter Forman, President & CEO of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, to discuss South Shore 2030: a comprehensive economic and community development plan for the South Shore region. Peter will present the findings and critical strategies that have come out of South Shore 2030 and Ralph Willmer, Principal Planner at MAPC, will discuss MAPC’s role in the process. Discussion about the plan, as well as ways that South Shore municipalities and the Chamber can best support one another, will follow. Check out more information about South Shore 2030 here!

May
8
Tue
2018
Plug-in to Municipal Best Practices: Community EV Charging Station Workshop @ Education Center, Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds
May 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Plug-in to Municipal Best Practices: Community EV Charging Station Workshop @ Education Center, Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

MAPC and the City of Newton are co-hosting a Community EV Charging Station workshop on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Whether you’ve already decided to purchase EV charging stations in 2018, or are just starting to think about EV charging stations for your community, this workshop will take you on a deep dive of everything to consider from procurement to installation.

Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how you can participate in MAPC’s Green Mobility Group Purchasing program in 2018 and save money by buying with other public fleets;
  • Engage in discussion with other municipalities considering purchases of EV charging station and learn from leaders in the region with experience installing charging stations;
  • Connect with EV charging station vendors on the statewide contract and learn about the specifications of the technologies they can provide.

A more detailed agenda with workshop presenters and location will be distributed in advance of the event. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Register here.

Jun
6
Wed
2018
Metro Mayors Coalition: Information Sharing Forum @ Revere HealthCare Center
Jun 6 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

The goal is to discuss ways to better improve information sharing to address the opioid crisis.

On behalf of the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council invites you to attend a forum on Information Sharing.
This forum intends to bring together municipal leaders – including mayors, manager, public health officials, and public safety officials – alongside leaders from hospitals and health care centers in the region.

RSVP NOW

We highly recommend you to attend if you are a Municipal Leaders, Municipal Public Health Staff, Hospital/Health Care Center Opioid Program Directors or Information Staff.

Oct
8
Tue
2019
MARPA-DLS – Statewide Conference for Municipal Officials and Staff @ College of the Holy Cross Hogan Campus Center
Oct 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and members from all the Massachusetts Regional Planning Agencies (MARPA) welcome you to join them at the 2019 Annual Statewide Conference for Municipal Officials and Staff, co-hosted by the Division of Local Services. The event titled “21st Century Municipalities – Challenges & Opportunities” will be hosted at Holy Cross College on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.
Attendees will hear from Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito in the morning, as well as a panel discussing the clear economic benefits of communities adapting to the fast-paced changes prevalent in modern municipal management.
We will then break into sessions focused on Community Compact Best Practice areas so you can learn from your colleagues around the Commonwealth.
At the conference you will learn about a range of key subject areas facing communities in the 21st Century, including:
  • Climate Resiliency
  • New Challenges of Running A Municipality
  • Intergenerational Opportunities: Becoming an Age Friendly Community
  • Cybersecurity
  • Regionalization of Services

The attendance fee is $20. Pay via Paypal, credit card, cash, or check. Register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egjmqq6k10d0c333&oseq=&c=&ch=

Dec
12
Thu
2019
2019 Community Safety Summit @ UMass Boston Campus Center Ballroom
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the Metro Mayors Coalition welcome Shannon-funded partners and others from across the State to discuss best practices and emerging trends in youth gang and violence prevention. Registration is required and will close on 12/5.

Click here to register.

The Summit will include a keynote by Thomas Abt, a senior research fellow with the Center for International Development at Harvard University and author of “Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence–and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets.”

Breakout sessions will include a law enforcement roundtable discussion and discussion of the benefits of arts-based programming for at-risk youth.

An afternoon panel will discuss best practices for building and sustaining relationships between law enforcement and youth.

Click here to download an agenda.

Click here to register.