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 (PDF file, 90K)

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 2013-14 edition is sold out. The 2014-15 edition will be available in August.)
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
 
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.
 
Revenue Sharing and the Future of the Massachusetts EconomyRevenue 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)
 
Our Communities and Our Commonwealth: Partners for Progress and ProsperityOur Communities and Our Commonwealth: Partners for Progress and Prosperity
In December 2006, the MMA delivered a special report to the incoming Patrick administration highlighting the priorities that the MMA and local leaders identified as essential to renew the state’s communities and economy. The report identifies “10 Partnership Principles for a Stronger Commonwealth.” [Free download]

Download “Our Communities and Our Commonwealth” (480K PDF)
 
The Association of Town Finance Committees and the Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association publish a number of publications as well. For information, click on their Web links above.