Publications


MMA membership includes subscriptions to several informative and timely MMA publications, including The Beacon, the Municipal Advocate, and the Massachusetts Municipal Directory.

MMA Publications Order Form (80K PDF)

MMA publications may be ordered online, using Paypal. A Paypal account is not required to place an order, however; you may use any major credit card. To be invoiced for your order, please use the publications order form above.
 
The BeaconThe Beacon
The Beacon is the MMA’s monthly news publication, covering the latest legislative and other developments that affect cities and towns. The Beacon includes a calendar of events and classified advertising, among other features.

Beacon classified advertising information

Online form for placing job ad on website and/or Beacon

Members: $18; Nonmembers: $36
Postage and handling: $5

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Municipal Advocate coverMunicipal Advocate
The Municipal Advocate, the MMA’s quarterly magazine, presents in-depth articles about important and timely municipal issues, such as budgeting, technology, management, and legal issues. An emphasis is placed on innovative solutions and problem-solving strategies.

See recent Municipal Advocate topics and articles

• Advocate advertising information (75K PDF)

Members: $49; Nonmembers: $99
Postage and handling: $5

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Massachusetts Municipal DirectoryMassachusetts Municipal Directory (The 2014-15 edition is now available.)
The MMA’s Massachusetts Municipal Directory is a comprehensive resource for and about local government in Massachusetts. The Directory provides the latest information on each of the state’s 351 cities and towns, as well as extensive state and federal government and school listings.

Directory advertising information (306K PDF)

Members: $49; Nonmembers: $99
Postage and handling: $4.50 for one; $1.50 for each additional copy

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Annual Meeting Program BookMMA Annual Meeting Program Book
The MMA’s Annual Meeting & Trade Show Program Book is a comprehensive guide to all the activities of the two-day event, held each January in Boston. The program book provides a complete schedule of events as well as details about speakers, workshops, meetings and awards programs. Every Annual Meeting & Trade Show attendee receives a copy.
 
10 Partnership Policies to Build a Stronger Commonwealth10 Partnership Policies to Build a Stronger Commonwealth
On behalf of the cities and towns of Massachusetts, the MMA has issued 10 Partnership Policies and is asking all of the candidates for governor and the Legislature to publicly embrace this powerful agenda. These policies cover a wide range of vital issues, reflecting the extraordinary breadth of shared responsibilities that are held by state and local leaders.

Download 10 Partnership Policies to Build a Stronger Commonwealth (280K PDF file)
 
10 Partnership Policies to Build a Stronger CommonwealthRevenue Sharing and the Future of the Massachusetts Economy
A major economic study authored by Northeastern University’s Center for Urban and Regional Policy and published by the MMA in January 2006 concludes that increasing the fiscal capacity of cities and towns is central to economic success in Massachusetts. [Free download]

Download the MMA/Northeastern revenue sharing report (4.5M PDF file)
 
The Association of Town Finance Committees and the Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association publish publications as well. For information, click on their Web links above.