News Brief: Hinds to host Senate President Rosenberg in Pittsfield

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By Friday, Jun 2 News

Hinds to host Senate President Rosenberg for meetings, events

Pittsfield — Sen. Adam G. Hinds, D-Pittsfield, will host Senate President Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst, for a day of meetings and events on Friday, June 2. Rosenberg and Hinds are scheduled to meet with representatives of the local creative economy, business leaders, municipal officials and residents.

“We face unique challenges, alongside tremendous assets, here in the Berkshires,” said Hinds. “Bringing the senate president here means he can see our priorities firsthand, which is part of our effort to ensure the rest of the state understands our needs.”

From 2 to 3 p.m. in the boardroom at 1Berkshire, Hinds will convene a roundtable conversation focused on exploring current barriers that must be overcome in order to allow Berkshire County to fully participate in the Commonwealth’s booming and nationally renowned innovation economy. Led by Patrick Larkin, a Pittsfield resident and director of the Innovation Institute at MassTech, the conversation will highlight recent efforts by local and state officials to draw new companies to the Berkshires and to strengthen existing workforce development opportunities. Local economic development and labor and workforce development officials have been invited, as have several innovative companies doing business in the region.

Hinds and Rosenberg will co-host a community forum from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the large meeting room of the Berkshire Athenaeum, which will be open to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, share concerns and promote ideas and priorities in an open, unscripted forum.

Since assuming office in January, Hinds has hosted or co-hosted a number of government colleagues in his Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden District including U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, several members of the Massachusetts Senate, Attorney General Maura Healey, Housing & Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash, Housing Undersecretary Chrystal Kornegay, and Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton. On Monday, June 5, the Joint Committee on Financial Services will hold a public hearing at the Lenox Town Hall at 6 Walker St. in Lenox on short-term rental bills and, on Monday, June 19, the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change will bring its Clean Energy Future Tour to Berkshire Community College.

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