Event Recap | 10th Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Awards & Summit

Event Recap | 10th Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Awards & Summit

On Tuesday, November 15th, MassINC hosted the 10th Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Awards & Summit. Together with leaders from across the state, we celebrated a decade of Gateway City collaboration, focusing on the theme of social infrastructure.

Gateway Hubs director Andre Leroux previewed findings and policy recommendations from a new MassINC report, Social Infrastructure: Towards More Walkable, Resilient, and Inclusive Gateway Cities.

Following the presentation, this year’s Gateway Cities Innovation awardees shared on-the-ground perspective. The innovator panel included:

  • Marcos Marrero Executive Vice President, Community Development, MassDevelopment
  • Patti Rego Executive Director, Viva Fall River
  • Noah Berger Administrator, Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority
  • Adelsa Mendes TDI Fellow, MassDevelopment & former Business Assistance Program Manager, Brockton Redevelopment Authority
  • Heather McMann Executive Director, Groundwork USA

We also recognized two elected officials for their monumental contributions to the Gateway Cities movement: Lt. Governor-elect Kim Driscoll received the 2022 Mayor Bill Carpenter Award for Excellence in Gateway City Leadership. And the 2022 Gateway Cities Champion award was presented to Senator Eric Lesser, co-chair of the Gateway Cities Legislative Caucus.

Incoming MassINC CEO, Joe Kriesberg, closed the program with a thank you to attendees and an optimistic message on future collaboration with the Healey-Driscoll administration.

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