Suburban Coalition Meeting
Thursday, March 12, 2015
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Sustaining Vibrant Communities Throughout the Commonwealth
Local Aid, Chapter 70 and the Governor’s FY16 budget – all are on the table for discussion on March 12. Senator Karen Spilka, Chair of the Joint Commission on Ways & Means; Senator Jamie Eldridge and other invited legislators will be joining us.
The meeting will start with a reception for our speakers and other legislators in attendance. A panel discussion will give us the opportunity to share the challenges we face in meeting state mandates, funding the essential services we provide to our citizens and partnering with the state to accomplish these ends.
We’ll also provide you with tools and data that you can use when talking to your own legislators on the imperative of strong support for education and local services to sustain vibrant communities and a strong economy in the Commonwealth.
The Massachusetts Association of School Committees is co-sponsoring our meeting, bringing additional voices to this very important discussion.
Please RSVP to dorothypresser. All local officials and interested citizens are welcome to attend, so please feel free to pass this invitation along.
The Suburban Coalition is a statewide organization of local officials that advocates for the resources, funding and support at the state level to sustain vibrant communities throughout the Commonwealth. We work to ensure that every municipality has the resources to provide high-quality essential services of life safety, education and infrastructure maintenance to its citizens. We provide input to the state about local services, state funding and state regulations. By speaking with one voice, we can address mutual problems more effectively at the state level. The Suburban Coalition is the only statewide organization that brings together Selectmen, School Committees and Finance Committees and other local officials to jointly advocate for our communities. For more information, visit suburbancoalition.org.