MNN Public Policy Forum with Secretary Edward Augustus

February 15, 2024
February 15, 2024
10:00 AM EST

Hemenway & Barnes is pleased to partner with the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network to present the 2024 Public Policy Forum Series.

Join us for MNN’s virtual Public Policy Forum with Secretary Edward Augustus of the MA Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities. The forum will discuss timely housing-related issues that impact nonprofits and the people they serve.

About the Speaker:

Edward Augustus is the Secretary of Housing and Livable Communities. Augustus served as City Manager of Worcester, functioning as the Chief Administrative and Executive Officer of the Gateway City of more than 200,000 people, from 2014-2022. During his tenure, he oversaw the commitment or distribution of $25.3 million in Community Development Block Group, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and Worcester Lead Abatement and Healthy Homes Program funds to develop or preserve more than 2,000 affordable housing units throughout the City. Augustus also dedicated $30 million of the ARPA funds coming into the city to housing, including $15 million for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund. As City Manager, Augustus managed a $750 million budget, as well as the $90 million, 20-year Urban Revitalization Plan. Notably, he spearheaded the $240 million landmark redevelopment of Worcester’s Canal District. Prior to joining the City of Worcester, Augustus served as Director of Government & Community Relations for the College of Holy Cross, State Senator for the 2nd Worcester District, Chief of Staff for Congressman Jim McGovern, and Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs at the U.S. Department of Education under President Clinton’s Administration. He most recently served as Chancellor of Dean College.

Kevin Freytag will be attending on behalf of Hemenway & Barnes

Kevin S. Freytag

Kevin Freytag has 17 years of litigation experience representing public and private clients in all phases of litigation. His experience includes real estate, land use and zoning, construction, commercial litigation, labor and employment, and a broad range of municipal and state issues.

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