The Children’s Museum in Easton recently invited a group of business and civic leaders to meet informally to discuss parking and parking-related issues in the downtown North Easton Village area.

With the ongoing revitalization of the North Easton Village and plans for additional dining options and retail businesses, this gathering was an opportunity for business and nonprofit leaders in the area to share concerns and to come up with strategies to help each other.

The collective’s intent is to talk through each member’s unique challenges and discover effective ways to support patrons, customers and community partners.

In attendance at the meeting was Fred Ames, Oakes Ames Memorial Hall; Bill Ames, Ames Free Library; Craig Barger, Town of Easton Selectman; Richard Connolly, Connolly Insurance; Stephanie Danielson, Town of Easton; David Field, Easton DPW; Richard Freitas, Freitas Associates; Chandra Goldrup, The Farmer’s Daughter; Joe Harrington, Immaculate Conception Church; Uma Hiremuth, Ames Free Library; Brian Hoffman, Children’s Museum in Easton; Tim Hurley, Oakes Ames Memorial Hall; Mahsa Khanbabai, Khanbabai Immigration Law; Moss Lynch, MA DOT; Frank Meninno, Easton Historical Society; Jon Modelevsky, Home Towne Auto Shop; Jon Morgan, Easton Lions Club; Darcy Paiva, Old Colony YMCA; Paula Peterson, Children’s Museum in Easton; Donna Richman, Ames Free Library; Dot Sundell, Sundell Realty Trust; and Greg Swan, Easton DPW.

The collective will meet again at 8:30 a.m. March 28 at the Oakes Ames Memorial Hall, 3 Barrows St. It invites other business owners and stakeholders to join.

For more information about the North Easton Parking Collective or to join the next meeting, contact Brian Hoffman at or 508-230-3789.