Friday - March 4, 2022
9:30 am – 10:30 am

On March 4, the Massachusetts Select Board Association’s first program meeting of the year will be held as a free webinar covering the local economic development grants made available through the Community One Stop for Growth program.

The webinar is being co-sponsored by the Small Town Administrators of Massachusetts.

2021 was the inaugural year for Community One Stop, a single application portal and streamlined, collaborative review process for grant programs that support local economic development initiatives.

Discussing the first year of One Stop and what to expect from the program moving forward, including some upcoming changes, will be:
• Juan Vega, assistant secretary for Communities and Programs with the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
• Helena Fruscio Altsman, assistant secretary of Program and Performance Management with the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
• Jen Cohen, vice president of real estate development with MassDevelopment

The session will be moderated by STAM Chair and Athol Town Manager Shaun Suhoski, who will discuss Athol’s experience with the One Stop program in 2021.

The Zoom webinar will run from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and advance registration is required. An email with the registration link was sent to all select board members in early February.

Select board members are encouraged to invite any elected or appointed municipal colleagues that would benefit from this program to join.

MMA Senior Member Services Coordinator Isabelle Nichols,
Massachusetts Select Board Association