The MetroWest Moves Steering Committee is comprised of representatives from the adjacent towns of Framingham, Marlborough, Hudson, and Northborough.
- Michael Blanchard, Director, Health Department
- Marissa Garofano, Chief of Community Health
- Mike Hugo, Chair of the Board of Health
- Marianne Iarossi, Zoning Board of Appeals Administrator
- Amanda Loomis, Planning Board Administrator
- Alex DePalo, Program Manager of the Board of Health
- Jack Hunter, Planning & Community Development Director
- Kristina Johnson, Assistant Planning Director
- Sam Wong, Public Health Director
- Tim Cummings, Executive Director, Marlborough Economic Development Corporation
- Nicole Isabelle, Public Health Nurse
- Cathleen Liberty, Board of Health Administrator
- Stephanie Bacon, Board of Health Agent
- June David-Fors, Family and Youth Services
- Kathy Joubert, Town Planner, Planning Department
- Lois Kirk, Northborough Extended Day Programs, Inc.
- Allie Lane, Department of Recreation
- Cindee Morin, Northborough Extended Day Programs, Inc.
This quad-community region is part of a larger regional area outside of Boston known as MetroWest, known for nurturing fast-growing high-technology companies.
Framingham is the largest of the three, with a population of 68,000. It’s the home of Framingham State University and a regional vocational-technical high school. Headquarters for several major corporations are found here, as well as a major regional retail center known as the Golden Triangle. Some 35 percent of the population is minority or Latino, including a large immigrant population from Brazil.
The Mass Pike splits the town in half. There is one commuter train stop in the center of the commercial district. Although it’s a densely populated town, there is a large state park and several other green spaces.
Marlborough, with a population of 38,000, is located along Interstate Route 495 and is home to a growing cluster of life sciences and biotech companies, as well as Marlboro Airport. The city hosts The New England Sports Center – a six rink ice skating and ice hockey facility – and a large shopping mall. There is a regional technical high school in town. The Sudbury Reservoir conservation area and several other green spaces can be found here. Marlborough has a minority and Latino population of about 17 percent.
Hudson, located just north of Marlborough and also along the I-495 corridor, is the smallest of the three communities with 19,063 residents as of the 2010 census. The town hosts several large office parks, a major semi-conductor manufacturing plant, and a 65-acre farm. Hudson has a growing Latino population, now representing about five percent of residents. Six miles of the Assabet River Rail Trail run through Hudson and Marlborough, and will eventually connect with a larger regional network.
Northborough joined MetroWest Moves in October 2014.