Government Affairs Director
Leah Robins joined MAPC in 2017 and is a Senior Government Affairs Specialist. As part of the Government Affairs office, she works with internal stakeholders to identify and develop priority legislation and funding initiatives to pursue with legislators and partner organizations. Leah focuses on clean energy- and environment-related initiatives and legislation in collaboration with several state and regional coalitions and committees. In 2019, Leah started coordinating the MetroWest Regional Collaborative (MWRC), one of eight locally-run subregions within MAPC.
Before joining MAPC, Leah worked in both the Executive and Legislative branches of government in Massachusetts. She served as the Director of Legislative Affairs at the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF), which works in partnership with families and communities to keep youth safe from abuse and neglect. During her time at DCF, in addition to providing analysis and developing strategy regarding legislative and budgetary matters, she supported the implementation of key agency improvement initiatives related to foster care and permanency for youth. Previously, Leah worked in the Massachusetts State House as a Legislative Aide to State Representative Carolyn Dykema.
Ms. Robins is a graduate of Wellesley College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in History.
Areas of Expertise: Legislative advocacy, policy analysis, environmental policy, energy policy, state budget advocacy