Thank you all for participating in the Mass Cultural Council Institute – Unleashing the Power of Culture - on March 17th. Five hundred of you came from cities and towns across the state to meet your colleagues, learn from others and understand your importance as an economic driver in your communities. What incredible energy you brought with you and we here at the Mass Cultural Council are so inspired by the work that you are doing day in and day out to weave the Power of Culture into the fabric of your communities. Thank You!


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Joseph Curro

Town of Arlington
Chair, Board of Selectmen
Joseph A. Curro, Jr. is Chair of the Arlington Board of Selectmen, on which he has served since 2012. During his time on the Board, Curro has: authored bylaws pertaining to street entertainment and establishment of a Poet Laureate; worked on the establishment of the Arlington Cultural District and a new home for the Arlington Center for the Arts; participated in the development of an Arts and Culture Plan; and frequently served as a juror and in other visible roles for various public art exhibits and events. In addition to his current service, Curro is a Town Meeting Member and former School Committee Member and Human Rights Commissioner. He is married with two high school-aged daughters and works professionally for the NEJM Group of the Massachusetts Medical Society, publishers of the New England Journal of Medicine.