Trinity Financial Honored with Champion Award For Gateway Cities Work

December 19, 2019

Trinity Financial was honored with a Champion Award for its leadership on Gateway Cities during a recent Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Summit & Awards hosted by MassINC. Senator Harriette Chandler for her efforts on behalf of Gateway Cities statewide and the late Mayor Bill Carpenter for his commitment to the City of Brockton, MA were also recipients.

The MassInc Gateway Cities Innovation Institute Summit & Awards event, which took place in Worcester last month, plays a crucial role in elevating the power and potential of Massachusetts’s small and midsize regional cities.

“We were thrilled and honored to participate in this event dedicated to exploring and growing Massachusetts’ Gateway cities,” said Kenan Bigby, Managing Director at Trinity Financial. “Mobility, equity, and growth are three key development issues facing our gateway city communities; during the event it was heartening to engage with many experts striving in these areas.”

During the event, a variety of speakers discussed new ways to generate equitable growth by stimulating investment in Massachusetts’ Gateway Cities through transit-oriented development and increasing mobility. Trinity Financial has or is developing a number of mixed-income transit-oriented communities in Massachusetts Gateway Cities, including in Lawrence, Brockton, Lowell, New Bedford, and Worcester.

Of particular interest was Keynote Speaker Gil Guillermo Penalosa, a board member of 8 80 Cities, a nonprofit organization working to enhance mobility and public space to create more vibrant, healthy and equitable communities. Penalosa discussed best practices, tactics, and out-of-the-box thinking to make our neighborhoods and public spaces suitable for residents of all ages and backgrounds where they might be better equipped to live, work and thrive.

A total of ten individuals and organizations were also presented with the Gateway City Innovation Award for their work in their communities, including Brockton’s Rob May, Fall River’s Alexandra’s Boutique, Fitchburg’s Tricia Pistone, New Bedford’s Love the Ave, Lawrence’s El Taller, Lowell’s Himanshu Bhatnagar, Salem’s North Shore Community Development Coalition, Springfield’s Valley Venture Mentors, and Worcester’s IGWorcesterMA and Davis Publications.

For more information on MassINC’s Gateway Cities event, click here.

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