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10th Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Awards and Summit

Social Infrastructure for Vibrant Communities

November 15, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

MassINC invites you to join our 10th Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Awards & Summit. The theme for this year’s summit is social infrastructure. Together, we will explore strategies to promote social interaction through the built environment.

The pandemic demonstrated the value of social capital and the various ways in which social infrastructure fosters civic connection. With the infusion of federal recovery and infrastructure funds, Gateway Cities have an enormous opportunity to think creatively about how they can build more vibrant communities by enhancing their social infrastructure.



Ben Forman

Executive Director, Gateway Cities Innovation Institute



Andre Leroux

Director, Gateway Hubs Project, MassINC



Recipient of the Mayor Bill Carpenter Award for Excellence in Gateway City Leadership

Mayor Kimberley Driscoll

City of Salem


Gateway Cities Innovator

Marcos Marrero

Executive Vice President, Community Development, MassDevelopment


Gateway Cities Innovator

Patti Rego

Executive Director, Viva Fall River


Gateway Cities Innovator

Noah Berger

Administrator, Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority


Gateway Cities Innovator

Adelsa Mendes

Transformative Development Initiative Fellow, MassDevelopment & former Business Assistance Program Manager, Brockton Redevelopment Authority


Gateway Cities Innovator

Heather McMann

Executive Director, Groundwork USA


Gateway Cities Champion

Senator Eric Lesser

Chairperson, Gateway Cities Legislative Caucus & the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies


When you register for the event, please consider making a donation. The Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Awards and Summit brings together the Gateway Cities community to mark our achievements and recommit to the promise and potential of the year ahead.

Support like yours sustains MassINC’s continued investment in Gateway Cities and keeps the focus on the issues that matter most to their futures. While registration for the event is free, your generosity is deeply appreciated.


November 15, 2022
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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