Staff

    

Jason Palitsch                           Phone: (774) 760-0495 ext. 105
Executive Director                    Email: [email protected]

 

Jason has served as Executive Director of the 495/MetroWest Partnership since January 2020, having previously served six years as Government Affairs Manager at Veterans Inc., a 501c3 non-profit headquartered in Worcester, serving veterans in need and their families across New England. Previously, he had been Communications Director to State Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury), who represents the communities of Shrewsbury, Grafton, Upton, Millbury, Auburn, Leicester, and portions of Worcester and Northbridge in the Massachusetts Senate. A Shrewsbury resident, Jason is currently serving his second term as a member of the Shrewsbury School Committee; he is also a Town Meeting Member representing Shrewsbury's Precinct 8. Jason sits on the boards of Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services and Training Resources of America, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury. He holds a BA in Political Science from Northeastern University, with a Concentration in Public Policy.

 

Jeremy Thompson                                Phone: (774) 760-0495 ext. 101
Manager of Policy & Planning            Email: [email protected]

 

Jeremy joined the Partnership after nearly four years of working in higher education, overseeing the application process and managing recruitment/yield events for graduate programs at D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. With the goal of pursuing a career in regional planning, Jeremy obtained his Master’s in Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern while working full-time. His research, ranging from economic development strategies in Liverpool, UK to contextually sensitive design practices in urban renewal, culminated in a capstone project on how Boston’s 2015 Inclusionary Development Policy contributed to a clustering of affordable housing units in low SES neighborhoods, thus thwarting intergenerational mobility efforts outlined in the Imagine Boston 2030 citywide plan. Jeremy also graduated from Framingham High and obtained a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Emmanuel College.Beyond his professional responsibilities, Jeremy is an avid soccer fan and a musician.  

 

 

 

 
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