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THE MERRIMACK VALLEY SMART GROWTH SUMMIT
October 29 |  UTEC 35 Warren St, Lowell, MA 
THE RIVER, OUR WATER, OUR LAND
Managing for climate challenges 
Photo courtesy of Groundwork Lawrence
Summit jointly presented by the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance,
Merrimack Valley Planning Commission and the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments 

P R O G R A M

A regional summit about how water can strengthen or undermine the Merrimack Valley’s development and quality of life.  We’ll look at issues of development patterns, water supply and quality, infrastructure and ecological design, climate resilience, health and equity.

CM | 1.75

8-9 am

Registration, informal networking & continental breakfast

10:50-11:55  

"Fishbowl Conversation"

48 minutes of unmoderated conversation between the eight participants, and 15 minutes of audience questions  

 

 

9 - 9:15 

City Manager

Eileen Donoghue

An opening presentation to outline the themes and set the scope of the summit by Andre Leroux

11:55 - 12p

Conclusion & sum up

Lunch Dates at noon

9:15 - 10:10  

Integrated and sustainable water management in the Merrimack Valley 

10:20-10:50 

“Pecha Kucha”: Series of rapid-fire, 4-minute presentations

 

S P E A K E R S

 Eileen Donoghue 

City Manager

Lowell

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Andre Leroux   

Executive Director

Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance 

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Jennifer Pederson  
Executive Director of the Massachusetts Water Works Association (MWWA)

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Kirk Westphal

Brown and Caldwell

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Sheila Och 

Chief of Community Health & Policy

Lowell Community Health Center 

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Lesly Melendez 
Deputy Director

Groundwork Lawrence

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John Macone

Co-Interim Director

Merrimack Valley Watershed Council

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Gabby Queenan 

Policy Director at the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance

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Mayor Donna Holaday

Newburyport

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Alan H. Cathcart
Superintendent, Town of Concord | Public Works

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Dougan Sherwood

President | CEO

Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce

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Yun-Ju Choi  

Executive Director

Coalition for

a Better Acre 

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Karen Conard  

Executive Director

Merrimack Valley Planning Commission

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Louis P. Minicucci Jr.  

Founder and President

Minco Corporation

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Elizabeth Almeida

Chair, Westford Board of Selectman

 

Owner, Fat Moon Mushroom Farm

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R E G I S T E R 

Registration per person $25 

Online registration ends at 10 pm on October 25.

Walk-ins are welcome but you'll have to pay at the door.

For questions, please contact Anabelle Rondon at

arondon@ma-smartgrowth.org