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Lt. Governor Karyn Polito signs a Community Compact with Canton. L-R: Selectmen Kevin Feeney, Mark Porter, Bob Burr and Victor Del Vecchio and state Rep. Bill Galvin. (Michelle Stark photo)

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito signs a Community Compact with Canton. L-R: Selectmen Kevin Feeney, Mark Porter, Bob Burr and Victor Del Vecchio and state Rep. Bill Galvin. (Michelle Stark photo)

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito visited Canton’s Memorial Hall on Tuesday to formalize a new Community Compact with town leaders and reaffirm the Governor Baker Administration’s commitment to Massachusetts cities and towns.

“The commonwealth is thrilled to announce a new partnership between state government and the town of Canton,” said Polito following her visit to the town. “On behalf of the commonwealth, the Baker-Polito Administration looks forward to working with town officials to implement all of their selected best practices.”

Community Compacts, established by executive order shortly after Governor Baker took office in January 2015, are voluntary, mutual agreements between the state and individual municipalities that are designed to improve and strengthen local governments. Cities and towns self-identify needed areas of improvement and agree to implement one or more state-approved best practices over a two-year time period. The commonwealth, in turn, agrees to fulfill a set of commitments that are designed to assist the town, including offers of technical assistance and grant incentives for communities that sign compacts.

Canton’s compact, which was developed by Town Administrator Charlie Aspinwall in conjunction with various town leaders, will focus on three best practices: Perform a Cyber Security Assessment, Implement a Citizen Engagement Communication Plan, and Complete an Open Space & Recreation Plan …

See this week’s Canton Citizen to read more about the Canton Community Compact. Not a subscriber? Click here to order your subscription today (also available in digital form).

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