Kevin Sweet, Town Administrator
195 Main St.
Maynard, MA 01754
For Immediate Release
Monday, Feb. 8, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Maynard Town Administrator Kevin Sweet Appointed to 495/MetroWest Suburban Edge Community Commission
MAYNARD — Town Administrator Kevin Sweet is pleased to announce that he will serve on the 495/MetroWest Suburban Edge Community Commission.
Sweet is one of five municipal leaders appointed to the commission by Governor Charlie Baker.
An “edge community” is defined as a municipality with a population not more than 35,000 and that is not adjacent to a gateway community.
The commission will work to investigate and study development challenges experienced by edge communities, including transportation, water, cellular and energy infrastructure, transit services, residential development, reuse of former industrial facilities, brownfields reclamation, downtown redevelopment and other constraints. Members will then develop policies and recommendations to ensure that edge communities can participate in state development initiatives and benefit from state resources.
As part of their work, the commission will focus on the 34 municipalities served by the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership, Inc. and develop a pilot program for those communities to partake in based on the results of the investigation.
“I am honored to have been selected by Governor Baker to serve as one of the members on this commission to address challenges our communities face,” Town Administrator Sweet said. “It is my hope that through this study, we can implement programs and policies that better ensure our cities and towns are receiving and taking advantage of state resources.”
Sweet would also like to commend State Rep. Kate Hogan for her leadership in establishing a commission to study development challenges faced by suburban edge communities and for securing funding in the fiscal 2016 House budget.