General Counsel and Director of Operations
Jennifer García has provided legal counsel to MAPC since 2009. She is responsible for ensuring that the agency is compliant with relevant federal and state law in the areas of employment, ethics, open meeting, public record and procurement law. As a member of the Government Affairs team, Jennifer also focuses on promoting MAPC’s legislative efforts in the areas of municipal health insurance reform and regionalization. She provides technical assistance to municipalities interested in adopting the new health insurance reform law and in pursuing regionalization projects. In May 2018, Jennifer was named Director of Operations.
Prior to joining MAPC, Jennifer was a policy analyst at the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center and worked for the North Carolina General Assembly Bill Drafting Division and Self-Help, a community development lender in Durham, North Carolina.
Ms. García earned a Bachelor of Arts in History-Sociology at Columbia University and a Juris Doctorate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a graduate of the Commonwealth Seminar and the Initiative for Diversity in Civic Leadership (IDCL), and the National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) ALL IN fellowship program. Jennifer is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar.
Areas of Expertise: Public law, employment law, regionalization, intermunicipal agreements, municipal health insurance, legislative affairs