Matthew Patrick is a Selectman of the Town of Falmouth in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, and also serves as the Executive Director of Cape and Islands Self-Reliance Corporation, a nonprofit organization established in 1980 to promote self-reliance in energy, water, and food for Cape Cod communities.

Matt was the first local official to champion Community Choice in Massachusetts, and subsequently led the effort to form the Cape Light Compact in allegiance with Barnstable County Commission Chairman Rob O'Leary. Starting with Barnstable County and its fifteen towns (including Falmouth), the Cape Light Compact inspired a Community Choice movement in cities and towns across Massachusetts to advocate municipal aggregation and protect local authorities in the state's deregulation debate. As a result of this organizing, Massachusetts communities were first (and currently only) in the nation to secure meaningful Community Choice in their state's electric deregulation law, passed in November, 1997.

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Executive Director
Cape & Islands Self-Reliance Corporation
Tel 508 457 7679
Fax 508 457 9171
P.O. Box 3203
Waquoit, MA 02536-3203