Members are expected to commit themselves to the meeting schedule and participate in meetings, lectures, presentations, and field trips. Members should be accessible to their cohorts who seek professional advice and counsel and be willing to share their experiences regarding working and/or living in Lowell and the challenges facing leaders in the city.
Public Matters will facilitate a lifelong exchange of information, support and collaboration among its membership. An alumni network will allow past and current members to share professional experiences, test new ideas, and identify colleagues for joint ventures.
The tuition for Public Matters is $1,000. Members are provided with meals for the duration of each session, and all course materials. Scholarships are available on a limited basis to those whose ability to attend the program is limited by financial constraints. Tuition is due upon acceptance to the program and is payable to The Lowell Plan, 660 Suffolk Street, Suite 120, Lowell, MA 01854.