Public Matters Benefit

The Lowell Plan cordially invites you to a reading and book-signing featuring Paul Marion with his new publication, Union River: Poems and Sketches, on Wednesday, May 3, 4-6pm at Luna Theatre.

Admission is $50 and includes a copy of Union River. Contributions will support Public Matters. RSVP by April 28:


Public Matters

The Lowell Plan’s Civic Engagement Program

To increase civic engagement among Lowell's diverse population, The Lowell Plan, in partnership with Lowell National Historical Park, annually recruits a cross-section of individuals from the business and nonprofit sectors, neighborhood activists, community practitioners, and planners of exceptional skill who work or live in the city. The candidates must display leadership ability and have the potential to take that capacity to a higher level.

Public Matters provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in this city's history, revitalization, and plans for the future; to meet civic leaders and learn from their experience; to discuss case studies of significant and controversial projects; to pause in the middle of your careers and personal lives to take stock of what you have learned and experienced; expand your skills among talented colleagues in a great city; and to chart the next phase of your involvement in Lowell.

Read brief bios of the members of Public Matters 2017.