According to recent news from the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA), the Mass Cultural Council will be hosting a webinar with the MMA to showcase how arts and culture can drive growth and enrich municipalities. This webinar is open to MMA members only.

The second of a two-part series will be on Tuesday, June 18, from 12 to 1 p.m., and will highlight how arts and culture contribute to a vibrant and creative community. Officials from municipalities with thriving cultural communities will share how they have used arts and culture to increase their community pride. Panelists will discuss how to build public support for culture, celebrate different traditions and talents, and promote economic opportunity within cities and towns.

Speakers from the Mass Cultural Council will include Executive Director, Michael Bobbitt and Program Managers, Lisa Simmons and Carolyn Cole, and Program Officer, Timothea Pham.

Fellow municipal leaders will be part of a panel speaking to their own experience, including Newton Mayor, Ruthanne Fuller, Fitchburg Cultural Alliance President, Joe Bowen, Franklin Cultural District Member, Pandora Carlucci, and Franklin Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Director, Cory Shea.

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