Governor's Council

Governor Patrick leads the Administration's initiatives to expand and improve commuter rail and freight service; to transform housing programs to achieve the Commonwealth's goal of ending homelessness; and to enhance services for veterans. Patrick also works closely on policies addressing municipalities, substance abuse prevention, and sexual and domestic violence prevention as well as improving the state's maritime ports and infrastructure as chair of the Seaport Advisory Council, and leading a STEM education initiative as chair of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Advisory Council. In place of former Lt. Governor Murray, Governor Patrick chairs ten councils and is the co-chair of one other that oversees various public programs and investments.