MACDC's Convention



  • For a social media recap of the day's highlights and events, check out MACDC's STORIFY of the 2014 Convention!
  • A Public Forum with the candidates for Governor
  • Workshops on a range of topics from affordable housing and advocacy, to fostering connections between community development and public health
  • Awards to outstanding leaders in community development, including our Ricanne Hadrian Award, our Jeffrey Graham Award and our Rising Star Awards
  • Musical performances and other artistic expressions of our field's core values and aspirations
  • The ever-popular "CDC Roll Call" where each of our members will highlight one recent accomplishment
  • The announcement of MACDC's Public Policy Agenda for the next two years






















  • ABCD
  • Boston Private Bank and Trust


  • Klein Hornig
  • Winn Management


  • Davis Square Architects
  • Eastern Bank
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
  • Housing Assistance Corporation
  • Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion
  • Kevin Martin and Associates
  • Licata Risk Advisors
  • Mass Growth Capital Corporation
  • MassDevelopment
  • Mathew Thall
  • Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership
  • NEI General Contracting
  • Related Beal
  • Urban Edge
  • Wingate
  • Worcester Common Ground


  • Accounting Management Solutions
  • Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co.
  • Barbara Burnham
  • Dellbrook Construction
  • Hilltown CDC
  • Krokidas & Bluestein
  • LDS Consulting
  • LISC
  • Munkenbeck Consulting
  • NeighborWorks of Southern Mass
  • Ann L. Silverman Consulting



  • Working with Youth:  Learn from and with young people about strengthening youth participation in addressing community issues
  • Comprehensive Community Development- Voices from the Neighborhoods: Hear from the people who are collaborating across sectors to strengthen their impact in their communities.
  • Gentrification: What is gentrification? What is its impact in our neighborhoods? And what are community developers trying to do about it?
  • The Arts and Community Development: Learn how community developers are leveraging arts, cultural programming and the creative sector to help build better neighborhoods.
  • Health and Community Development: Learn about opportunities to Identify new resources and partners in creating vibrant, health neighborhoods
  • Housing Development for the Rest of Us: A primer for community members and CDC staff who don’t do housing development, but need to know the basics.
  • Advocacy 101: Learn how to communicate effectively with legislators and other government officials and practice getting your message across.
  • Creative Facilitation Skill-building: Learn an easy-to-use arts-based and interactive tool for engaging groups in critical analysis of a specific issue and facilitating productive dialogue


Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm


The Westin Copley Hotel

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