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The Port of Boston: An Economic Engine for the Commonwealth and New England Now and into the Future

Wednesday, November 5
5:00-6:30pm

Location: Cason Conference Room
Taubman Building, Room 102

Deborah A. Hadden, Port Director, Massachusetts Port Authority

Deborah A. Hadden currently serves as the Port Director for the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). In this role she oversees all aspects of Massport’s Maritime Department and
is responsible for the management and promotion of the Port of Boston including strategies for the development, marketing, operation and maintenance of its public marine terminals. The Port of Boston’s annual economic benefit to the region is $4.6 billion, accounting for over 50,000 total jobs, including 7,000 direct jobs.

In her previous role as Deputy Port Director, Properties and Transportation, Ms. Hadden was responsible for development and leasing of Massport’s maritime properties, managing the Boston Harbor dredging projects in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, strategic planning for the Port of Boston, development and implementation of the Conley Terminal Clean Truck Program, and working to resolve various maritime environmental, transportation and land use planning issues. In her role as chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Harbors, Navigation and Environment Committee, she played a leadership role in developing AAPA’s Port Sustainability Resolution and Guiding Principles, and development of tools to help advance AAPA’s and individual port’s sustainability initiatives.

Ms. Hadden has a BS degree in Biology from Bucknell University and an MS degree in Environmental Science from Northeastern University.

Please direct any questions about the event to John Foote,
John_Foote@hks.harvard.edu

This event is co-sponsored by the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston.

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Neighborhood Innovation District Committee

Listening Tours

Thursday, November 6th

8:00-9:30am - Flat Back, Lower Mills or Adams Village, Dorchester
10:00-11:30am - Library, Fields Corner, Dorchester
12:30-2:00pm - Mass College or Art, Fenway/LMA/Mission Hill

Steve Poftak, Executive Director of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, will be available to hear thoughts on Mayor Walsh's Neighborhood Innovation District Committee.

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Neighborhood Innovation District Committee

Listening Tours

Thursday, November 13th

8:30-10:00am - Locations TBD, Codman Square, Dorchester
12:00-1:30pm - Library, Charlestown


Steve Poftak, Executive Director of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, will be available to hear thoughts on Mayor Walsh's Neighborhood Innovation District Committee.

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