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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Jennifer Raitt

Town of Arlington
Director, Planning and Community Development

Jennifer Raitt is the Director of Planning and Community Development for the Town of Arlington. For the past 22 years, she has worked in the fields of Housing, Community Development, and Planning to advance a range of initiatives from creating affordable housing in urban and suburban areas, to developing and implementing master plans, community-based engagement and facilitation strategies, housing analyses, to crafting statewide and federal policy, to leading an arts and culture plan. Her leadership activities include serving as Citizens' Housing and Planning Association board member, American Planning Association Legislative and Policy Committee member, and Mel King Institute trainer. She holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from The New School and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning and Documentary Studies from University of Massachusetts Amherst.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, March 17