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Adam Chapdelaine

Adam Chapdelaine serves as the Deputy Director of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC) where he works to structure and execute strategies that will advance Boston in its commitment to decarbonize energy and build climate resiliency. Before joining the GRC, Adam served as Town Manager for the Town of Arlington for a decade, and he served as the Deputy Town Manager for two years before assuming that role. Prior to his work in Arlington, he served as City Administrator for the City of Fall River and held multiple staff roles in the office of former State Senator Joan Menard.

During his tenure with the Town of Arlington, Adam worked tirelessly to make the Town a leader on climate mitigation and resilience. The creation and adoption of Arlington’s Net Zero Action Plan in 2021 culminates years of work on climate and sustainability issues, including solar PV installations, energy-efficient investments, municipal fleet electrification, and resilience planning and project implementation. Additionally, Adam has assumed leadership roles with local and regional advocacy groups. In 2021, he served as the President of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, and he also led Arlington to join the Metro Mayors Coalition several years ago. Since then, he has been an active participant in the coalition’s work on climate, housing, and youth violence prevention. Adam currently serves in a volunteer capacity as President of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, a trusted and effective group with which the GRC has worked closely on regional climate policy over the years.

Adam earned a B.A. in Political Science from UMass Dartmouth and an MBA from Suffolk University. He has also earned an Executive Education certificate in Sustainability Leadership from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Adam lives in Dedham with his wife Rita and their two children.