Each fall, four of the 12 elected municipal members of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) are chosen by the chief elected officials of the municipalities in the region to serve a three-year term. The chief elected official (or the official designee) represents the elected municipality throughout the municipality’s three-year term of office. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (or MBTA) Advisory Board jointly administer the elections.
The following seats are up for election in the fall of 2021:
- One city from the Boston region, currently held by the City of Newton
- One town from the Boston region, currently held by the Town of Arlington
- One municipality (city or town) from the Three Rivers Interlocal Council (TRIC) subregion, currently held by the Town of Norwood
- One municipality (city or town) from the North Suburban Planning Council (NSPC) subregion, currently held by the City of Woburn