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 (33K 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.
 
 
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)
 
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
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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

Members: $49; Nonmembers: $99
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Massachusetts Municipal DirectoryMassachusetts Municipal Directory (2014-15 edition)
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.
 
Selectmen's HandbookHandbook for Massachusetts Selectmen
The 250-page handbook presents a comprehensive view of the roles and responsibilities of selectmen in Massachusetts. The handbook is divided into 11 chapters, on topics such as administrative and regulatory responsibilities; financial management; human resources, personnel and labor relations; and land use and community development. The handbook covers topics such as complying with the open meeting and ethics laws, making appointments, holding public meetings and hearings, town meeting, Proposition 2½, insurance, tax rates, collective bargaining, legal representation, public safety, public works, and the role of a town manager or administrator. The 2014 edition of the handbook was mailed to all selectmen on a USB Flash drive. For the print edition, please use the Publications Order Form (at top of page).

Members: $25; Nonmembers: $49
Postage and handling: $4.50 for one; $1.50 for each additional copy
 
The Association of Town Finance Committees and the Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association publish publications as well. For information, click on their Web links above.