EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

May 19, 2014

MRWC seeking new board members

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — LAWRENCE — The Merrimack River Watershed Council is recruiting new board members.

There are three to five open positions. Board members are volunteers actively engaged in the oversight of the non-profit organization who use their passion and professional experience to help advance the mission to improve and protect the Merrimack River and watershed for people and wildlife, and to encourage residents to enjoy the river.

The organization is seeking diverse, experienced individuals from Massachusetts and New Hampshire with expertise in fundraising, finances, community/business engagement, or the environment. Meetings are held monthly in the evening. Preference will be given to individuals with five or more years of experience or a graduate degree and two or more year of experience. Inquiries welcome. Send a resume and cover letter to info@merrimack.org or call 978-655-4742.

2nd ‘Andover Tomorrow’ forum Wednesday

ANDOVER — The second Andover Tomorrow forum sponsored by the Andover Economic Development Council will be held Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Andover Public Safety Center, 32 North Main St.

The featured speaker will be Greg Bialecki, secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the state. He will be helping to answer two, key questions about Andover’s future: Why is growth in the community’s business base essential to its long-term success and how does Andover leaders and residents make the town the best place to work and live in America?

Bialecki will be joined by Dennis DiZoglio, executive director of the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission.

For more information, contact Community Development Director Paul Materazzo at 978-623-8310, or by email at pmaterazzo@andoverma.gov.

This art program is just for kids

PELHAM — A new art program for kids is starting Wednesday. The cost is $75 per student.

Children 6 and older will get an introduction to water colors, oil pastels and clay with teacher Julie Slattery. Sessions are at 4:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church.

For more information, call 635-2721 or email recreation@pelhamweb.com.

Employment assistance for disabled vets

HAVERHILL — Disabled veterans are invited to employment assistance information sessions at the Veteran’s Northeast Outreach Center, 10 Reed St., on June 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

These sessions are open to all area veterans. Each free session will last about 30 minutes.

Learn about what steps you can take to change your prospective career and life. Refreshments will be provided.

This program is funded by the state’s Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.