Each fall, four of the 12 elected municipal members of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) are chosen by the chief elected officials of the municipalities in the region to serve a three-year term. The chief elected official (or the official designee) represents the elected municipality throughout the municipality’s three-year term of office. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (or MBTA) Advisory Board jointly administer the elections.
The following seats are up for election in the fall of 2020:
- One city from the Boston region, currently held by the City of Everett
- One town from the Boston region, currently held by the Town of Lexington
- One municipality (city or town) from the North Shore Task Force subregion, currently held by the City of Beverly
- One municipality (city or town) from the SouthWest Advisory Planning Committee subregion, currently held by the Town of Medway
To learn more about the MPO elections process, review Election Procedures and MPO Member Responsibilities (PDF) (HTML). Nominations may be placed by any chief elected official from any of the 97 municipalities in the Boston region. Nominations are due electronically on Friday, October 16, 2020, by 5:00 PM. The election will be held remotely at MAPC’s Fall Council meeting, details to be announced.
Eric Bourassa, MAPC