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Encouraging citizen participation in government and public policy with occasional posts from the Governor of Massachusetts

Monthly Archives: October 2009

Talking with teens in Springfield Posted on Oct 29

Talking with teens in Springfield

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance Last Wednesday afternoon, we met with thirty Springfield Coalition Youth Ambassadors from different neighborhoods in Springfield as a part of the fall listening tour. They told us what they liked about living in Springfield and Massachusetts in   …Continue Reading Talking with teens in Springfield

2009 EOT Developers Challenge and Conference Posted on Oct 28

2009 EOT Developers Challenge and Conference

Posted by: Chris Dempsey, Assistant Secretary of Transportation Change is coming to transportation, and we want you to be a part of it.  You’ve probably heard about the reform bill which merges the state’s major transportation agencies into MassDOT on November 1st.  As part of   …Continue Reading 2009 EOT Developers Challenge and Conference

Governor Patricks meets with hundreds of young adults at UMass Posted on Oct 26

Governor Patricks meets with hundreds of young adults at UMass

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance Wednesday afternoon we held our first lunchtime young adults meeting with Governor Patrick at UMass Amherst with more engaged and eager participants than ever before. (Check out The Daily Collegian and several local newspapers that covered the   …Continue Reading Governor Patricks meets with hundreds of young adults at UMass

Governor talks education, housing and more with young adults in Boston Posted on Oct 13

Governor talks education, housing and more with young adults in Boston

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance Last Thursday, we had a great conversation with Governor Patrick and four dynamic panelists: Joe Porcelli, Emmett Price, Hang Nina Nguyen and Desiree Arevalo.  Over 150 people were there to share their perspectives, questions and suggestions. Getting   …Continue Reading Governor talks education, housing and more with young adults in Boston

Better Tracking for Better Websites Posted on Oct 9

Better Tracking for Better Websites

Posted by: Brad Blake, Director of New Media and Online Strategy The web is changing quickly.  As I discussed in a previous post, we’re doing our best to use new tools and technologies to better inform, increase transparency, and give you more ways to have   …Continue Reading Better Tracking for Better Websites

South Coast Wrap Up, Next Stop Boston! Join the conversation! Posted on Oct 2

South Coast Wrap Up, Next Stop Boston! Join the conversation!

Posted by: Elizabeth Clay, Director of Grassroots Governance On Tuesday a group of about 100 folks from the South Coast region joined us at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for the “What’s Your Massachusetts” series. There was a lively mix of students from UMD, Bristol Community   …Continue Reading South Coast Wrap Up, Next Stop Boston! Join the conversation!