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Posted on: March 21, 2023

Mayor Kassandra Gove Named to MMA Committee on Energy and the Environment

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Mayor Kassandra Gove was recently named to the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s (MMA) Policy Committee on Energy and the Environment. On February 14th, the MMA Board of Directors approved the rosters for the five Policy committees for 2023.

The five committees consist of Energy and the Environment, Fiscal Policy, Municipal and Regional Administration, Personnel and Labor Relations, and Public Works, Transportation and Public Utilities. Each committee is made up of 23 members consisting of mayors, select board members, councilors, city and town managers and finance committee members and are responsible for making recommendations to the Board on legislative, regulatory, and public policy issues. 

Fourteen mayors serve across the five committees. Mayor Gove will be working closely with Mayor Mike Cahill of Beverly and Mayor Jon Mitchell of New Bedford on the MMA Policy Committee on Energy and Environment to formulate policies on water quality, solid waste and recycling, hazardous waste, wetlands, energy conservation, air quality, and more.

In the past, the Energy Committee and Environment Committee has supported bills to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reviewed and made recommendations to MassDEP’s 2020-2030 Solid Waste Master Plan, expressed concerns about Open Space bills, and other key environmental issues. 

The committee meets regularly, usually once a month, and is assigned a MMA staff member to assist with research and administrative functions. 

“As a community rich in natural resources the work of this committee directly impacts our residents. I will proudly represent Amesbury and our region on this committee. It was an honor to have been selected to serve. I look forward to working with my peers from across the Commonwealth and updating everyone on our progress, successes, and challenges", said Mayor Gove.

Massachusetts Municipal Association

The MMA is governed by a 35-member Board of Directors composed of municipal officials from across the state – mayors, select board members, councilors, municipal managers, and finance committee members – who are elected by their peers to represent Massachusetts communities.

The MMA’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of local government in the Commonwealth. It is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of cities and towns.

www.mma.org

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