Governor Deval Patrick - WEEKLY SUMMARY - May 22, 2009

Wondering what Governor Patrick has been up to?  Please see below.

  • On Saturday, Governor Patrick delivered commencement addresses at Wheaton College and Bridgewater State College.

  • On Sunday, Governor Patrick delivered the commencement address at Tufts University.

  • On Sunday afternoon in Franklin, Governor Patrick hosted a Community Forum on Choices and Priorities. Watch highlights of the forum here.

  • On Monday afternoon, Governor Patrick met with legislative leaders to discuss the state budget.

  • Governor Patrick travelled to Washington, D.C. Tuesday morning to join President Obama and Governors Granholm and Schwarzenegger to announce a new national fuel efficiency and auto emissions standards program. Read more here.

  • On Tuesday afternoon, Governor Patrick traveled to Atlanta, GA to attend the 2009 BIO International Convention, the largest global event for biotechnology. The Governor presented a proclamation recognizing World Hepatitis Day and offered remarks at the “Big Bang Reception.”

  • Wednesday morning, Governor Patrick continued his activities at the BIO International Convention in Atlanta, offering remarks to CEOs of Massachusetts-based biotechnology companies and speaking at the International CEOs Breakfast. Later, the Governor participated in a seminar entitled, “Town Hall Forum on Life Sciences Funding and Financing in the New Economy.” At noon he offered introductory remarks for Vertex CEO Josh Boger at the Keynote Luncheon Session. In the afternoon, Governor Patrick held a series of business development meetings.

  • Later on Wednesday, Governor Patrick returned to Boston.

  • On Thursday, Governor Patrick delivered the commencement address at North Shore Community College, and then traveled to Marblehead to host a Community Forum on Choices and Priorities.

  • Also on Thursday, Governor Patrick presided over the swearing-in of Laurence D. Pierce as an Associate Justice of the Cambridge District Court

  • On Friday morning, Governor Patrick offered remarks at the 11th TiECON East 2009 "Sustainable Innovation" Conference.

  • Later on Friday, Governor Patrick attended the re-opening ceremony for the Mt. Greylock Historic Parkway.