erica mattison 2Erica Mattison is the Legislative Director for the Environmental League of Massachusetts.

You care about having a clean, healthy environment for your community (and beyond), as well as future generations.  So, what are some ways you can make sure you are an effective advocate for the issues you care about?  How can you influence your elected officials?  This interactive advocacy training, led by the Environmental League of Massachusetts, will cover the following:

  • Strategies for building relationships with influencers, elected officials, and other key decision makers
  • How to hone your message for maximum effectiveness
  • How to become a go-to resource on the issues you care about
  • The importance of going beyond the expected parties and building power through working collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders.

The session will be lead by Environmental League Legislative Director Erica Mattison, MPA, JD. In addition to working as an environmental protection lobbyist on statewide issues, Erica is a community activist. In her neighborhood in Dorchester, she serves on the board of Greater Ashmont Main Street. She is actively involved in advocating for safer streets and vibrant, sustainable communities.  Erica obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Commonwealth College and her Masters in Public Administration and Juris Doctor from Suffolk University.