I was asked the by Collins Center at UMass Boston to join mayor Kim Driscoll of Salem for a training and orientation program for incoming mayors. I was incredibly impressed by the amount of new construction and investment at UMass Boston as well as the Collins Center, which offers professional development and training services to municipalities in Massachusetts. The Collins Center is part of the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass. It was a very productive day with great dialogue with some outstanding new mayors, including Marty Walsh, the mayor-elect of the City of Boston.
Here I am with, from left to right, the Dean of the McCormack School, the new Mayors of Amesbury, Brockton, and Boston, Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll, the new mayors of Chicopee and Beverly, and the Executive Director of the Collins Center.