Boston Harbor For All: Mayors' Perspective

THU, MAY 24, 2018 (1:12:33)

Listen to a discussion with Mayor Kim Driscoll of Salem, Mayor Thomas McGee of Lynn, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston, on the harbor’s role in the regional economy, climate resilience, public access and open space, water transportation, and public health and well-being. See more conversations about a Boston Harbor for all on the Boston Society of Architects partner page, featuring a symposium on Advancing Collaborative Action.

+ BIO: Mayor Marty Walsh

Mayor Martin J. Walsh was sworn in as the City’s 54th Mayor on January 6, 2014. In April 1997, Mayor Walsh won election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the 13th Suffolk District in Boston. During his 16 years in the House, he authored landmark public construction law reforms that increased flexibility and accountability, helped pass transit-oriented mixed-use “smart growth district” legislation, and was a strong supporter of infrastructure and zoning improvements. During the state fiscal crisis, he was a key broker in compromise legislation giving municipalities more tools to negotiate substantial savings on health insurance benefits while protecting the rights of hardworking people to receive the decent pay and benefits they have earned.

+ BIO: Thomas McGee

Thomas M. McGee is the current major of Lynn, MA.

He formerly served the Third Essex District, which includes the communities of Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott. Before his election to the Senate in 2002, McGee served four terms in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where he represented West Lynn and Nahant. Before running for public office, McGee was a lawyer.

+ BIO: Kim Driscoll

Kim Driscoll is the current mayor of Salem, MA. Previously, she was Deputy City Manager in Chelsea and a Salem City Council member representing Ward 5. In 2005, Kim ran for mayor and topped the ticket in a three-way preliminary election against a sitting City Councillor-at-Large and the incumbent Mayor, and then went on to win the final election by a large margin, becoming Salem’s first woman Mayor. Photo: Salem Mayor’s Biography

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