Through the City's Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) grant and as part of the City's commitment to equity, Mayor Lungo-Koehn, several City officials and City staff recently atteneded a professional development training series, “Setting the Conditions to Create People-Centered Partnerships to Address Inequity in Medford.” This professional development was provided to community-based organizations, elected officials, and city staff. 

The trainings were presented by Maryann Broxton, ATD Fourth World Activist and Coordinator for their Multidimensional Aspects of Poverty (MAP) research. The trainings are intended to deepen our collective community knowledge and understanding of inequity and how to best address it in Medford. The trainings are developed for institutions willing to create space for meaningful and equal participation of individuals with lived experience in identifying solutions to complex problems.