Matt Tracy is a painter and mapmaker who has lived in Providence since 1999. He has a deep interest in plants and natural systems. Recently, he propagated wild plants from the Woonasquatucket River watershed to create an installation at the Dirt Palace in Providence. An environmental advocate, he serves on the board of the Northern Rhode Island Conservation District. Among his top concerns are inclusive planning, affordable housing, and support for small “mom and pop” businesses, which are the backbone of our neighborhoods.