Smart Growth & Regional Collaboration
The Three Rivers Interlocal Council (TRIC) is one of MAPC’s eight subregions comprised of thirteen communities located southwest of Boston: Canton, Dedham, Dover, Foxborough, Medfield, Milton, Needham, Norwood, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole, and Westwood.
TRIC gets its name from the three major rivers in the sub-region: the Neponset, Charles, and Canoe River. The mission of TRIC is to support cooperative municipal planning that links the impacts of growth and development in each town to aggregate impacts felt throughout the region. TRIC meets monthly to review and discuss issues of inter-municipal significance. Participants at TRIC meetings can include Local Council Representatives, town planners, members of Boards of Selectmen and Planning Boards, Town Administrators, Chambers of Commerce, and interested citizen-planners. All meetings and events are open to the general public.
The Three Rivers Interlocal Council (TRIC) is one of MAPC’s eight subregions comprised of 13 communities located southwest of Boston: Canton, Dedham, Dover, Foxborough, Medfield, Milton, Needham, Norwood, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole, and Westwood.
Chair: Paige Duncan, AICP, Town of Foxborough
Vice Chair: Sue Price, Town of Sharon
Second-Vice Chair: Michael McCusker, Town of Westwood
TRIC meetings are generally held on the third Tuesday of each month from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM at the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce, 520 Providence Highway, Suite 4, Norwood.
Each fiscal year, the Council creates a work plan to guide discussions and meeting topics for the subregion. The fiscal year begins in June and ends in July. Check out the FY19 Work Plan here. Revised FY19 Work Plan (Feb 2019) here
Click here to download a list of past meetings and documents.
Get more information about the TRIC cities and towns by visiting their Community Snapshot pages, which are provided by the Metro Boston Data Common, and by visiting municipal websites below.
- Form-Based Codes: An Introduction by Matt Lawler of Robinson + Cole: what they are, what the intended outcome of their use is, how does one apply them, and a lot more.
- Landline is a vision for a connected & signed network of walking and cycling greenways and trails that will connect the Boston region.
- TRIC comment letter to Boston Region MPO on FFY 2017 to FFY 2021 draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
- Creating a Master Plan: presentation by Ralph Wilmer, FAICP