North Shore Task Force (NSTF)


Smart Growth & Regional Collaboration

The North Shore Task Force (NSTF) is a group of 16 communities north of Boston working collaboratively on regional issues.

The goal of NSTF is to cooperate with, and to assist, each member municipality in coordinating its planning and economic development so as to obtain maximum benefits for the North Shore district.

Member communities focus on a broad range of issues that affect the North Shore, including sustainable development, equitable housing, clean energy, climate change and transportation. NSTF is guided by the principles found in the MetroFuture PlanMAPC's regional development blueprint for the Boston Metropolitan area.


Each community has two representatives to NSTF, appointed by either its Mayor or Board of Selectmen. The committee Chairman is elected by the membership annually. An MAPC staff person also provides support to NSTF in the role of Subregional Coordinator.

The Task Force is co-chaired by Gregg Cademartori of Gloucester and Peter Kane of Swampscott.


NSTF generally meets on the third Thursday of each month, 8:30 a.m., at the Peabody Essex Institute Library, 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA.
Meeting dates are subject to change. 

Meetings are updated and confirmed each month on MAPC's Calendar

Thursday, February 15, 2018
8:45AM - 10:30AM
Peabody Essex Institute Library, Gordon Room, 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923
Notice of Meeting & Agenda

Please contact Subregional Coordinator Sam Cleaves at for more information.