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Nov
15
Thu
2018
NSPC October Meeting: Long Range Transportation Plan @ Burlington Town Hall Annex Basement Meeting Room
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

NSPC will continue to discuss project ideas and will be joined by staff from CTPS to discuss the TIP and Long Range Transportation Plan.

Dec
13
Thu
2018
NSPC MetroCommon Breakfast & Lunch @ The Stone Common House and Kitchen
Dec 13 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Breakfast: 8:30 AM -10:30 AM

Lunch: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Jan
30
Wed
2019
MetroCommon 2050 Community Listening Session @ Castle Island Brewing Company
Jan 30 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Open House-style community event at Castle Island Brewing in Norwood!

Some issues are bigger than one neighborhood, city, or town: transportation, housing, climate, jobs, equity, and more.

Your community is working with the region to plan a better future – together. We need you to tell us what you want the region to be like, long term.

The brewery is dog- and kid-friendly, so bring your furry friends along with the rest of the family! The listening session is Open House-style, so drop in any time between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.! Light refreshments will be served.

RSVPs are encouraged so we have a rough head count. RSVP here: https://mapc.ma/CommListeningSession2

Can’t make it to this listening session? Watch the MetroCommon 2050 event page to learn about more: https://metrocommon.mapc.org/events/

Feb
14
Thu
2019
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.

Mar
21
Thu
2019
NSPC March Meeting @ Wilmington Town Hall
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the North Suburban Planning Council on Thursday, March 21st to talk about MS4 Permits, Stormwater, and Climate Change. 

We will hear from Martin Pillsbury , MAPC’s Environmental Planning Director, about MS4 Permits, Anne Herbst, MAPC Senior Regional Environmental Planner, about climate change, and representatives from the Greater Boston Research Advisory Group about their efforts to update climate change projections for the Metro Boston region.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn about these important issues and talk to other municipal staff doing the same work across the subregion. Lunch will be provided for our discussion with the Greater Boston Research Advisory Group at 11:00. 

Apr
9
Tue
2019
MAPC’s Peak Demand Management 2019 Program Kick-Off Webinar @ Online Webinar
Apr 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
MAPC's Peak Demand Management 2019 Program Kick-Off Webinar @ Online Webinar

On Tuesday, April 9, from 12:30 – 1:30 pm MAPC will host a pre-season planning webinar for our Peak Demand Management Program. This summer will be MAPC’s fifth year helping cities and towns reduce demand and capacity charges, and we are excited to work with returning veterans and new participants alike.

Tune into our Program Kick-Off Webinar to learn more about:

    • National Grid and Eversource’s new demand management offerings and incentives that were formalized in the state’s new 2019-2021 Energy Efficiency Plan.
    • MAPC’s Peak Demand Management Program – we will provide data about the scope and impact of last year’s participants, and cover the basics of capacity charges.
    • Current participants – we will from several municipal staff on their experiences and best practices with demand reduction, with a highlight of one community’s plans to integrate battery storage.

MAPC’s daily notifications won’t start until June 2019, but now is the time to start planning for process improvements and potential hardware upgrades to maximize your demand reduction potential this summer. We hope you can join us on April 9!

Register for this upcoming webinar at this link.

Apr
11
Thu
2019
NSPC April Meeting @ Merritt Community Room
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the North Suburban Planning Council on Thursday, April 11th to talk about MassDOT’s RailVision plan.

After regular community updates the group will hear from Alexandra Markiewicz from MassDOT Planning and have a discussion building upon the group’s Suburban Mobility Study from 2017.

May
16
Thu
2019
North Suburban Planning Council Meeting @ Reading Town Hall
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the North Suburban Planning Council on Thursday, May 16th to talk about planning for healthy aging in our communities.

After regular community updates the group will hear from James Fuccione  of the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative and have a discussion about age friendly planning in the North Suburban subregion.

Jun
20
Thu
2019
NSPC Monthly Meeting @ Woburn Senior Center
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

After regular community updates, the group will be joined by Chris Kuschel, Senior Regional Planner, about work done with Woburn over the past few years, particularly on the city’s 40R guidelines.

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=