MMA Annual Meeting and Trade Show

The 38th MMA Annual Meeting and Trade Show
January 20 and 21, 2017
Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel

Please note: The details for the 2017 MMA Annual Meeting are not yet finalized. Much of the information in this area of the website provides information from 2016 for reference only.

Also note: The MMA has become aware that there is a company that is suggesting that it represents the MMA regarding lodging needs for the 2017 MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show. All lodging reservations for attendees and exhibitors must be made directly with the Sheraton Boston Hotel. If you have any questions, please contact MMA Communications & Membership Director Pat Mikes.

Download 2017 MMA Annual Meeting registration form (884K PDF)

MMA Annual Meeting artThe MMA Annual Meeting and Trade Show is the largest regular gathering of Massachusetts local government officials.

The two-day event features educational workshops, nationally recognized speakers, awards programs, a large trade show, and an opportunity to network with municipal officials from across the state.

The MMA’s Annual Meeting is a great opportunity for local officials to:
• Learn about solutions to problems facing your community
• Meet people who can assist you with resources and ideas
• Learn about valuable products and services for cities and towns
• Attend programs that will strengthen your ability to lead and serve your community

The theme for 2017 is: United for Strong Communities.

The MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show is held at the Hynes Convention Center and the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston’s scenic Back Bay.

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What members are saying about the MMA Annual Meeting…

“The MMA Annual Meeting is to local government what the Oscars are to Hollywood. It’s a once-a-year opportunity to meet and confer with your peers and to discover possibilities for your community at the trade show.”
– Mark Hawke, Mayor, Gardner

“The MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show has everything you want to know and need under one roof.”
– William Zaskey, Councillor, Chicopee, and former MMA President

“The networking with peers and issues experts is invaluable. The MMA Annual Meeting gets better every year. I am never disappointed.”
– David Dunford, Selectman, Orleans, and MMA President

“As a newly elected official, I found the informational sessions at the Annual Meeting very useful. The networking with other officials provides insight and valuable tools. I wouldn't miss it.”
– Karen Cadieux, Mayor, Easthampton

“The keynote speakers alone are worth the price of admission. There is always a new idea or different way of doing something that you can take away from the conference.”
– Charles Cristello, Former Town Manager, Middleborough

workshop_audience_2014“For me, Annual Meeting is the ultimate networking event. The energy, camaraderie, information and Trade Show give me inspiration to continue public service – and new ideas to bring back to Lexington!”
– Denise Casey, Human Resources Director, Lexington