MACDC’s Annual Lobby Day!


Join colleagues and allies from across the MA community development space in showing up to champion these game-changing initiatives!  

Here's what you can expect during the day: 

  • Meet with and show your support to your CDC's elected officials. 
  • ​Hear from legislative champions who are driving change. 
  • ​Engage with community development leaders who are making a difference. 
  • ​Address the most critical community development, housing equity, and economic empowerment issues in our Commonwealth. 


Event schedule:

  • 10:00 – 11:15 am: Welcome & Networking
  • 11:15 – 12:30 am: Speaking program & Lunch Speakers:
    ▪ Emilio Dorcely, CEO of Urban Edge and Chair of MACDC Board
    ▪ Chairman Jim Arciero
    ▪ Erika Hernandez, Executive Director of ACT Lawrence
    ▪ Senator Pavel Payano
    ▪ Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll
    ▪ Jay Coburn, President of CDP and Chair of MACDC Policy Committee
  • 12:30 – 4:30 pm: Legislative office visits / continued networking

For any questions or further information, please feel free to contact Nathanael Shea, MACDC Director of Public Policy, at



We look forward to seeing you at MACDC's Annual Lobby Day on May 13th! 


Monday, May 13, 2024 - 10:00am to 3:00pm


Great Hall in the State House

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