“The Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) has made an excellent choice in tapping Adam Chapdelaine, the former Town Manager of Arlington, as their next Executive Director.
Adam has served as President of MAPC since 2022, and Vice President before that. He has also been an active member of the Metro Mayors Coalition, which is staffed and facilitated by MAPC. Adam has always been a strong voice for professional municipal management and an advocate for innovative, effective, and efficient local government. He has been a regional and statewide leader on many fronts, including climate, housing, and DEI. Adam also served as an incredible leader of municipal officials throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery.
We know that Adam will lead MMA forward into the future as a strong and progressive voice. He is a worthy successor to Geoff Beckwith, who has contributed immensely to the effectiveness of local government throughout his tenure as the leader of MMA.
We wish Geoff all the best in his future endeavors, and we wish Adam great success in his new role. MAPC looks forward to working with Adam and other local leaders on the many challenges facing the Commonwealth in upcoming years.”
Marc Draisen Lizzi Weyant
Executive Director Deputy Executive Director