Governing Leadership Forum: Massachusetts 2017

Nov 2, 2017
Boston, MA


Governing invites you to join us in downtown Boston as we return for the 2017 Massachusetts Leadership Forum. Spend the day with us to network, be inspired, and leave with a renewed sense of purpose to take action. From the fundamentals of good government to forecasting the future, the agenda will have critical information for every participant’s personal and professional development. The Massachusetts Advisory Board and Governing’s team assembles a speaker lineup second to none with national thought leaders and local subject matter experts who describe the challenges in serving the public while detailing pragmatic solutions. Register today to join Governing and your colleagues at the 2017 Governing Massachusetts Leadership Forum.

This Year's Topics Include:

  • A Roadmap for Success: Building World Class Teams
  • Innovation in a Transparent World
  • The Demographics of the Commonwealth
  • High Performance Government
  • Massachusetts Infrastructure Investment Outlook
  • Collaboration in the Commonwealth


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Hilton Boston Back Bay Hotel

40 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 236-1100

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Advisory Board

Government Representatives

Jay Ash
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The Honorable Suzanne M. Bump
State Auditor
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Adam W. Chapdelaine
Town Manager
Town of Arlington

The Honorable Jasiel F. Correia, II
City of Fall River

Jascha Franklin-Hodge
Chief Information Officer
Department of Innovation & Technology
City of Boston

The Honorable Deborah B. Goldberg
State Treasurer and Receiver General
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The Honorable Patricia Haddad
Speaker Pro Tempore
House of Representatives
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The Honorable Donna Holaday
City of Newburyport

Steve Kadish
Chief of Staff
Office of the Governor
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The Honorable Jay Kaufman
House of Representatives
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Gary Lambert
Assistant Secretary
Operational Services Division
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The Honorable Jonathan Mitchell
City of New Bedford

Stephanie D. Neal-Johnson, Esq.
Undersecretary & Chief Operating Officer
Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Chris Osgood
Chief of Streets, Transportation & Sanitation
Mayor's Office
City of Boston

The Honorable Marc Pacheco
President Pro Tempore
State Senate
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Stephanie Pollack
Secretary & Chief Executive Officer
Massachusetts Department of Transportation [MassDOT]
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The Honorable Domenic Sarno
City of Springfield

Cheryl Scott
Executive Director
Workforce Development Board
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Thomas G. Shack, III
Office of the Comptroller
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Skye Stewart
Chief of Staff
Office of the Mayor
City of Somerville

Marylou Sudders
Office of Health & Human Services
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The Honorable Martin J. Walsh
City of Boston

The Honorable Setti Warren
City Of Newton

Summit Exhibitors Made Possible by Our Corporate Partners

Registration Information / Contact Us

Event Date: November 2, 2017

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration - Free

If you represent a Private Sector organization and are interested in attending the Event, please contact Heather Earney, (916) 932-1435.

Contact Information

For registration and general assistance contact:

Shayna M. Mayen
Phone: (916) 932-1314
E-mail: smayen@governing.com

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney
Phone: (916) 932-1435
E-mail: heather.earney@governing.com


Hilton Boston Back Bay Hotel

40 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 236-1100

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Phone: (617) 236-1100
Rate: $204 single/double
Cut-off date: October 1, 2017
Please reference Governing: Massachusetts Leadership Forum when making reservation. The room block is contracted for November 1-2. If you are requesting days outside the contracted dates, these are subject to best available rate.


Self-Parking Rate: $43.00
Self-parking is available in the secure attached garage by entering the motor court entrance on the Belvidere Street side of the building. Parking comes with unlimited in/out privileges up to 5pm on the day of departure.
Valet Parking: not available

Maps & Directions


The hotel does not provide complimentary airport shuttle from Logan airport.

Taxi: Boston taxis are available outside Baggage Claim at all terminals 24 hours a day.
Taxi fare from Logan airport is approximately $38.00 USD one way. Total travel time will be approximately 15 minutes

MBTA Train: Take the free Massport shuttle bus (Route Nos. 22, 33, or 55 to "MBTA Blue Line") outside your terminal to the MBTA Airport Station and board the Blue Line (Bowdoin). Change trains at State Street (3 stops) and board the Orange Line (Forest Hills). Exit at Back Bay Station and head west on Dartmouth St, turn left at Stuart St to Huntington Ave, follow Huntington Ave to Belvidere St and turn right, hotel will be 1 block down on the right side of the street.

Back Bay Logan Express: Fares are $5 per passenger (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diner's Club are accepted. Cash is not accepted). Board at Terminal A, B, C or E. Exit at Hynes Convention Center.
Bus service runs on a 20-minute schedule, departing at :00, :20, :40 past the hour. First trip at 6 AM, last trip at 10 PM.

Subway“T” Station: Red, orange and blue lines