September Edition of Good Morning North Central features Top Federal Prosecutor for Massachusetts and New Mayor of Gardner

(North Central, MA) –The next edition of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber’s popular Good Morning North Central program is scheduled for Friday, September 18, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Due to COVID-19 and restrictions around large-scale events, the September program will take place online. The September edition is sponsored by Unitil.

The Good Morning North Central series is a high-profile, fast-paced and educational morning program geared towards executives, senior managers, professionals and business owners. Each of the programs has a business-oriented focus and features popular speakers to present on topics of interest to local businesses.

The featured speakers for the month of September are the Honorable Michael Nicholson, Mayor of Gardner and Andrew E. Lelling, United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.

Michael Nicholson was elected the 20th mayor of the City of Gardner following a special election on June 30, 2020. Prior to being elected Mayor, Nicholson served as the Administrator for the Town of Rutland and previously as the Executive Aide to Former Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst with Bachelors’ degrees in both History and Political Science and a Master’s degree in Public Policy. He is currently a candidate for a Juris Doctor degree at Suffolk University Law School.

Andrew E. Lelling was sworn in as U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts on December 21, 2017. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Lelling served as a federal prosecutor for over 15 years, first in the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department and later at the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern District of Virginia and the District of Massachusetts. He was the lead prosecutor in a number of complex fraud, immigration and international drug trafficking investigations. In addition, Mr. Lelling has prosecuted major drug trafficking organizations, domestic branches of Mexican drug cartels, and global drug traffickers based in Eastern Europe.

Before joining the Justice Department, Mr. Lelling was a senior litigation associate at Goodwin Procter in Boston and a litigation associate at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae in New York. Mr. Lelling graduated cum laude from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1994 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Literature & Rhetoric from Binghamton University in 1991.

The cost is just $10 for Chamber members/$25 non-members. Virtual attendees can engage with the chance to submit questions for our guests. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact Kathleen Deal at 978.353.7600 ext. 235, or visit