September Topic Meeting – Economic Development

What is Economic Development?

The term “Economic Development” has been used in discussions of schools, funding municipal services, and the kinds of building we want to occur in the City.  But what do we mean by Economic Development anyway?  And how do all of these issues come together into a policy that encourages responsible development in balance with other community goals?

Join us on Thursday, September 15th from 7:30 to 9:00pm in Room 222 at Newton City Hall for Economic Development 101, a primer on the important elements that make up the term “economic development.”  Learn what this means to the community, in terms of both financial opportunities and quality of life in Newton.

Our speaker will be Chris Steele, a Newton resident and occasional visiting professor at UMass Boston and UMass Dartmouth on Regional Economic Development.  Chris also runs a consulting firm that specializes in corporate site selection and economic development.

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A Conversation with Newton Budget Director Maureen Lemieux: April 2011 Topic Meeting

Wednesday, April 27, 11:30am-1:00pm (please note date change), NewTV Conference Room, 23 Needham St

A Conversation with Maureen Lemieux, Newton’s Budget Director

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“Don’t Just Stand There… Run!” Candidates’ Workshop

Wednesday, April 27, 7:00-9:00pm  –  at Brigham House, 20 Hartford Street, Newton Highlands

The League of Women Voters of Newton and the Newton Election Commission Invite Candidates, Campaign Managers, Campaign Treasurers, and Interested Citizens:

How to Run a Campaign for Public Office

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Meet Newton Public Schools Superintendent David A. Fleishman: May 2011 Topic Meeting

Wednesday, May 11, 11:30am-1:00pm

NewTV Conference Room

23 Needham St

Meet Newton Public Schools Superintendent David A. Fleishman

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You’re Invited! – Join Us for an Informational Social

Thursday, April 14 at 7:30pm

Leave Winter behind

Come and socialize with League leaders and learn what’s ahead in 2011. We will be talking about Municipal Finance, Environmental Issues, Elections, the National Education Study, Housing and Land Use, our 75th Anniversary and more!

At Andrea Kozinetz’ house. Rides are available.

RSVP to Ann Grantham at: (Andrea’s address will be provided upon RSVP.)

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