Lt. Governor and Marlborough mayor sign Community Compact


Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito sign the Community Compact. (Photo/submitted)
Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito sign the Community Compact. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito signed a Community Compact agreement with Mayor Arthur Vigeant and the city of Marlborough Aug. 11.

“We are pleased to partner with Marlborough as we work together to strengthen our communities and support positive growth,” Polito said. “We look forward to implementing Marlborough’s best practices to work toward improving economic growth and our schools throughout the commonwealth.”

Community Compacts are one tool the administration is utilizing to strengthen the partnership between cities and towns and the commonwealth. In entering into Community Compact, a community agrees to implement self-selected best practices. As part of this partnership, the commonwealth agrees to fulfill its own set of commitments and work to provide assistance for a community in implementing their chosen best practice.

In signing their compact, Marlborough plans to incorporate “Complete Streets” design principles into road and infrastructure projects, connect job seekers with local high-skill employment opportunities, and write a capital plan that assesses facilities by financial need to balance long-term goals and maintain an acceptable budget level.

“We are excited to sign our Community Compact with the commonwealth to focus on capital planning, Complete Streets, job creation and retention in Marlborough,” Vigeant said. “This innovative program enables us to implement best practices for these three policy areas. The Community Compact Cabinet is a great example of Governor [Charles] Baker’s and Lt. Governor Polito’s commitment to strengthening partnerships between the governor’s office and cities and towns.”

The Community Compact is a voluntary, mutual agreement entered into between the Baker-Polito Administration and individual cities and towns of the commonwealth. In a Community Compact, a community will agree to implement a best practice they select from across a variety of areas. The compact also articulates the commitments the commonwealth will make on behalf of all communities, including helping the community attain their chosen best practice. For more information or to apply for a Community Compact, go to

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