Event summary | 10th Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Awards and Summit | So Good News
On Tuesday, November 15, MassINC hosted the 10th Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Awards and Summit. Together with leaders from across the state, we celebrated a decade of Gateway City collaboration with a focus on social infrastructure.
Director of Gateway Hubs Andre Leroux preview findings and policy recommendations from the new MassINC report, Social Infrastructure: Towards Walkable, Resilient and Inclusive Gateway Cities.
After the presentation, this year’s Gateway Cities Innovation awardees shared their on-the-ground perspectives. The group of innovators includes:
- Marcos Marrero Executive vice-president for social development, mass development
- Patti Rego Executive Director, Viva Fall River
- Noah Berger Administrator, Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority
- Adelsa Mendez TDI Fellow, MassDevelopment and former Business Assistance Program Manager, Brockton Redevelopment Authority
- Heather McMann Executive Director, Groundwork USA
We also recognized two elected officials for their outstanding contributions to the Gateway Cities movement: Lt. Governor-elect Kim Driscoll Received the 2022 Mary Bill Carpenter Award for Excellence in Gateway City Leadership. And the 2022 Gateway Cities Champion Award was presented Senator Eric LesserCo-chair of the Gateway Cities Legislative Council.
Incoming MassINC CEO, Joe Kiresbergclosed the program with a thank you to the participants and an optimistic message about future cooperation with the Healey-Driscoll administration.
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Social infrastructure GCIA 11.15.2022
Gateway Cities Innovation Institute video