Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Appointed By: Select Board

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is the regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston. Established in 1963, MAPC is a public agency created under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40B Section 24. MAPC is governed by representatives from each city and town in our region, as well as gubernatorial appointees and designees of major public agencies. Learn more about MAPC's Board and Council. Each municipality in our region belongs to one of eight subregions, each led by one MAPC staff member. Each subregion includes municipal officials and regional and community stakeholders, all of whom work together to develop an annual work plan and priorities.

Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional collaboration. Our regional plan, MetroFuture, guides our work as we engage the public in responsible stewardship of our region’s future. We work toward sound municipal management, sustainable land use, protection of natural resources, efficient and affordable transportation, a diverse housing stock, public safety, economic development, clean energy, healthy communities, an informed public, and equity and opportunity among people of all backgrounds. As the regional planning agency for Greater Boston, MAPC adopts the following smart growth principles to guide our work.

All public meetings, agendas, and legal notices are posted on our website and listed on our calendar. MAPC is committed to improving access to our offices, public meetings and programs. The agency values engaging people from every culture, demographic group, and those with physical limitations in our planning processes.If you require special accommodations in order to be able to participate at a MAPC meeting or event, please call 617-933-0764. Please request accommodations as far in advance of the event as possible, but at least a week prior to a planned event so that we can have adequate time to accommodate your needs.

Board Members

Name Title
Taber Keally May 2023