Regional Services

Regionalization Conference

Senator Eldridge


Bob Nunes, DOR speaks during the 2012 Conference Opening Session

Project Overview

The fourth Regionalization Toolkit Conference, held on September 10th, was a great success! The Conference was organized through the joint efforts of the Massachusetts Division of Local Services, the Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies, and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments. The Conference featured the announcement of a new round of Community Innovations Challenge (CIC) Grants by Lt. Governor Tim Murray. Invited speakers, representing communities and regional organizations throughout the Commonwealth, presented regionalization success stories and tools for success. Attendees represented large and small communities from throughout the Commonwealth.

This year there were approximately 200 total participants. Two mayors were in attendance, and attendees represented 69 Massachusetts municipalities. Officials from two other states, Vermont and Rhode Island, attended the conference, and speakers came from Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.


Current Activities

The 2012 Conference Presentations are available. The new Massachusetts Regionalization Website is available.


Previous Conference Materials

2011 Conference Materials

2010 Conference Materials

2009 Conference Materials



Regionalization Advisory Commission

Massachusetts Department of Revenue, Division of Local Services


This page was last updated on 10/04/2012