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Alliance Policymaker Series Speaker: Secretary Edward Augustus

Hawthorne Hotel

18 Washington Square West | Salem, MA 01970

Thu, January 25, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker Name

Secretary Edward Augustus


11:30 Doors open

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Secretary Edward Augustus Executive Office of Housing & Livable Communities

Hawthorne Hotel

Sofia’s Restaurant

18 Washington Square, Salem, MA

Speaker Bio

Edward Augustus is the Secretary of Housing and Livable Communities. Augustus served as City Manager of Worcester, functioning as the Chief Administrative and Executive Officer of the Gateway City of more than 200,000 people, from 2014-2022. During his tenure, he oversaw the commitment or distribution of $25.3 million in Community Development Block Group, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and Worcester Lead Abatement and Healthy Homes Program funds to develop or preserve more than 2,000 affordable housing units throughout the City. Augustus also dedicated $30 million of the ARPA funds coming into the city to housing, including $15 million for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund. As City Manager, Augustus managed a $750 million budget, as well as the $90 million, 20-year Urban Revitalization Plan. Notably, he spearheaded the $240 million landmark redevelopment of Worcester’s Canal District. Prior to joining the City of Worcester, Augustus served as Director of Government & Community Relations for the College of Holy Cross, State Senator for the 2nd Worcester District, Chief of Staff for Congressman Jim McGovern, and Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs at the U.S. Department of Education under President Clinton’s Administration. He most recently served as Chancellor of Dean College.



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Thu, January 25, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Hawthorne Hotel
18 Washington Square West
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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