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MCBC operates through its committees, each co-chaired by a bank and a community representative. Today, over 150 bankers, community representatives, public officials and others participate in and/or receive regular information on MCBC committee activities. Committee meetings are open to all those who wish to attend. For information on specific committee meetings, contact MCBC at 617 244-0271.

Affordable Housing Committee


Julie Connelly, Senior Vice President, Citizens Bank
Michael Haran, Executive Director, CASCAP, Inc.


Meeting Dates:
January 30, 2007
March 27, 2007
May 22, 2007
  October 2, 2007
November 27, 2007
Time/Location: 10 a.m., Citizens Bank, 53 State Street, Boston

2005-2006 Agenda Issues:

  • Section 8 Program
  • Commonwealth Housing Task Force Report and Recommendations
  • CHAPA/MACDC Small Cities Revitalization Project
  • Proposed Changes in CDBG Funding
  • Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership Programs
  • Proposed Changes in Chapter 40B
  • MassDocs
  • Massachusetts Housing Partnership Programs
  • Inclusionary Zoning
  • Long-Term Affordability Restrictions


Banking Services Committee


Sonia Alleyne Matthews, Vice President, Sovereign Bank
Doreen Treacy, Director, CivicHealth Institute, DotWell

Meeting Dates:

February 14, 2007
April 11, 2007

June 6, 2007

  October 10, 2007
December 5, 2007
Time/Location: 9 a.m., Sovereign Bank, 75 State Street, Boston

2005-2006 Agenda Items:

  • Basic Banking for Massachusetts Guidelines Review
  • Financial Education Programs
  • Asset Development Programs
  • Boston EITC Campaign
  • Boston New Alliance Task Force
  • MCBC RFP for Outreach Project
  • Operation HOPE


Economic Development Committee


Esther Schlorholtz, Senior Vice President, Boston Private Bank & Trust Company
Joyce Stanley, Executive Director, Dudley Square Main Street

Meeting Dates:

February 1, 2007   
April 5, 2007          
May 31, 2007           

  September 27, 2007
October 25, 2007
December 6, 2007
Time/Location: 9 a.m., Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, Ten Post Office Square, Boston

2005-2006 Agenda Items:

  • Small Business Assistance Programs: CDC programs, ACCION,
    Springfield Urban Business Alliance Program, Enterprise Center, North Shore Regional Small Business Development Center, Lowell Small Business Assistance Center, Elizabeth Stone House Women’s Business Opportunity Program, InnerCity Entrepreneurs, BRA Back Streets Program and other BRA economic initiatives
  • Legislative Listening Tour
  • Bank/Technical Assistance Providers Roundtable Discussion
  • MCBC/Pioneer Institute Small Business Conference
  • Getting Credit for Business III Small Business Forum
  • Patterns of Small Business Lending in Greater Boston: Findings and Next Steps
  • Small Business Assistance Advisory Council
  • Massachusetts Banking Partners Small Business Loan Program


Mortgage Lending Committee


Thomas Callahan, Executive Director, Massachusetts
Affordable Housing Alliance
Maryruth Ryan, Market Manager, Bank of America

Meeting Dates:
January 16, 2007
March 6, 2007
April 24, 2007
June 5, 2007
    September 18, 2007
October 23, 2007
December 4, 2007
Time/Location: 2 p.m., Bank of America, 1 Federal Street, Boston

2005-2006 Agenda Issues:

  • SoftSecond™ Mortgage Program Delinquency Report (quarterly review)
  • Proposal to License Mortgage Loan Originators
  • Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Association “Stop Mortgage Fraud” Campaign
  • Mortgage Lending to Immigrant Populations
  • Changing Patterns XIII (mortgage lending patterns): Findings and Next Steps
  • Borrowing Trouble? VI (higher-cost mortgage loans): Findings and Next Steps
  • Massachusetts Fair Lending Task Force Report and Recommendations
  • City of Boston Foreclosure Prevention Program

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