Fetherston Re-Appointed to Metropolitan Area Planning Council

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ASHLAND – Jon Fetherston, of Ashland, was re-appointed to the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) as a gubernatorial appointment.

Governor Charlie Baker re-appointed Fetherston on his last day in office.

Fetherston has served in the role the previous eight years.

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council is the regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston. MAPC’s mission statement is to promote smart growth and regional collaboration. MAPC’s regional plan, MetroCommon 2050, guides the work of MAPC as they engage the public in responsible stewardship of the of the Boston region’s future.

MAPC works 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, and informed public, and equity and opportunity among people of all backgrounds.

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 the Boston region, as well as gubernatorial appointees and designees of major public agencies.

Fetherston has also served as the Chair of the Ashland Board of Selectmen, the Ashland Board of Health, the Ashland Redevelopment Authority, and for the last decade as a multi-gubernatorial appointee to the Ashland Housing Authority as a Housing Commissioner.

Fetherston is also currently the President of the Charles River Rotary Club, the host of All Politics is Local radio, tv show and podcast.

Fetherston serves as the local candidate coordinator for the MassGOP.

Additionally, Fetherston works as the Travel Trainer and Director of Community Relations for the MWRTA.

Ashland Town Clerk Cindy Livingstone swearing in Jon Fetherston for his Gubernatorial appointment to MAPC at a ceremony on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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