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Apply Today: MetroCommon 2050 Community Engagement Advisory Committee

Photo shows a mural with the MetroCommon 2050 logo. Text asks "What do we want for our region in 2050?"

[Update: Monday, March 4]: The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, March 15

Interested in working with diverse groups of people to help plan for the future of the Greater Boston region? Love community engagement, social media, networking, urban planning, or all of the above? Are you interested in helping marginalized or underserved communities voice their ideas for and concerns about the future? Then you might want to consider applying for our MetroCommon 2050 Community Engagement Advisory Committee.

MetroCommon is Greater Boston’s next regional plan: a set of actions that local and state government can take to improve the region over time. The plan is being built on a foundation of data and community input, focusing on challenges and opportunities bigger than any one place: topics like traffic congestion, the rising cost of housing, our changing climate, equity of wealth and health, and efficient government.

The first step in creating MetroCommon is for those of us who live, work, and play in the region to figure out what we want for our future. The Community Engagement Advisory Committee will help us do that by planning innovative engagement techniques catered to specific audiences, testing messaging, sharing engagement best practices, and helping reach groups not typically engaged in the planning process. Committee members will also have the opportunity to provide feedback on plan content and recommendations, increasing their knowledge of key regional issues.

Being a community engagement advisory committee member is a volunteer position* and members will meet six to eight times throughout the two-year planning process. We’ll ask for committee members to review relevant documents prior to meetings and attend at least one MetroCommon event during the planning process.

Click here to learn more about the advisory committee.

Please apply here no later than March 15, 2019.

* If the volunteering requirement is prohibitive to your participation, please reach out to Carolina Prieto cprieto@mapc.org or call 617-933-0706