Boston Region MPO—Election Process

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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 2021:

  • One city from the Boston region, currently held by the City of Newton
  • One town from the Boston region, currently held by the Town of Arlington
  • One municipality (city or town) from the Three Rivers Interlocal Council (TRIC) subregion, currently held by the Town of Norwood
  • One municipality (city or town) from the North Suburban Planning Council (NSPC) subregion, currently held by the City of Woburn

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 now open and will close on October 1, 2021. Voting for this year's MPO election will begin on October 11, 2021, and will last until October 26, 2021. This year's election is being held virtually. Chief elected officials from the 97 municipalities in the Boston region may vote electronically by contacting MAPC to request a unique electronic ballot. Results will be announced at the virtual MAPC Fall Council Meeting on October 27, 2021.

Request a Ballot

Eric Bourassa, MAPC
617.933.0740
ebourassa@mapc.org

Election Documents

Contact

Eric Bourassa, MAPC
617.933.0740
ebourassa@mapc.org