The 30th annual meeting of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 17, at the Williams Inn.

The Northern Berkshire Hero Award, presented every year at the annual meeting, will honor State Sen. Benjamin Downing, for his outstanding service to the Northern Berkshires for the past 10 years.

Downing will also be the meeting's keynote speaker. He will reflect on his 10 years of public service representing the 52 communities of the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden District. Also featured will be stories of the Coalition reflecting on nbCC's accomplishments in meeting their mission throughout the year.

To register for the annual meeting of the nbCC, visit, or call 413-663-7588. A $25 donation is requested to offset expenses and scholarships are available. Registration is requested by Monday, June 13.

For more information, call Liz Boland at 413-663-7588.