Amanda Belles

Digital Media & Marketing Specialist

Department: Communications


Amanda Belles (she, her, hers) joined the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in October 2022 as the Digital Media & Marketing Specialist on the Communications team. In this role, Amanda serves as liaison between the Communications team and all MAPC departments to help identify and develop internal processes focused on brand consistency across the MAPC organization, and to ensure communications and marketing involvement in all external communications. In this role, Amanda additionally manages MAPC’s social media accounts, website, and other digital communication mechanisms and efforts.

Prior to joining MAPC, Amanda was the Communications, Marketing, and Policy Manager for Second Nature, an NGO focused on accelerating climate action in, and through, higher education. Amanda’s professional experience also includes working on two political campaigns in Colorado, in the Governor’s Office of Boards & Commissions for the gubernatorial administration of Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., as a Children’s Health Policy Specialist for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing, in the nonprofit industry both in Washington, D.C. and in Baltimore, and for a residential solar company.

Amanda has a Master of Arts degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Politics and Public Policy from the University of Colorado Denver, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in General Philosophy from Colorado State University.

Currently, Amanda serves as Vice Chair for the Malden Disability Commission. Born and raised in Colorado, Amanda is happy to call Massachusetts her home.

Areas of Expertise: Communications and marketing, digital marketing and strategy, public policy and analysis, green policy, advocacy and outreach, process and organizational strategy, state government, internal and external communications strategy, event planning, political campaigns, program and project management and evaluation, nonprofit industry, internal and external engagement, social media strategy, web communications, and content design and management.