Management Association

The Massachusetts Municipal Management Association is a professional association dedicated to serving appointed chief and assistant municipal managers and administrators in Massachusetts cities and towns. The MMMA was established in the mid-1970s, exists under its parent organization, the Massachusetts Municipal Association, and presently has about 250 members.

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The MMMA operates under a set of bylaws, and its members adhere to a strict code of professional ethics. The MMMA’s motto is, “Dedicated to the Improvement of Local Government,” a core tenet of professional municipal managers. Leadership is provided through a 13-member elected Executive Committee, assisted by various special committees, and professional support staff provided through the MMA.

Mission Statement
The Mission of the Massachusetts Municipal Management Association is:
• To provide professional support to the membership
• To promote discussion, exchange and development of ideas and strategies on local government and professional management issues
• To provide professional development through education and specialized training opportunities
• To promote management with high ethical standards in Massachusetts cities and towns
• To actively support membership and participation in the association and profession
• To develop and monitor legislative items which affect the municipal management profession

Massachusetts Municipal Management Association Executive Committee for 2016


Donna VanderClock, town manager, WestonPresident: Donna VanderClock, town manager, Weston
 First vice president: Rocco Longo, town administrator, Marshfield
 Second vice president: Adam Chapdelaine, town manager, Arlington
 Secretary/treasurer: Richard Reed, town manager, Bedford
 District 1: Christopher Ketchen, town manager, Lenox
 District 2: Julie Jacobson, town manager, Auburn
 District 3: James Boudreau, town administrator, Lynnfield
 District 4: Mel Kleckner, town administrator, Brookline
 District 5: George "Bud" Dunham, town manager, Sandwich

At-large representatives:
Kim Foster, assistant town manager, Northborough
Kellie Hebert, town administrator, Topsfield
Thomas Hutcheson, town administrator, Conway
Kristi Williams, assistant town manager, Westborough

Link to Massachusetts Municipal Management Association Web site

Welcome, Managers!

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our Member Exchange, a password-protected forum where local officials can pose questions, offer advice and share ideas. The forum’s “subscribe” feature allows you to receive an e-mail when someone adds to the discussion(s) of your choice.

Here are some other popular features on the MMA Web site:

  • The Municipal Government area of the Resource Library: documents about forms of municipal government, laws governing local government, and more
  • Community Corner: stories about what's happening in other cities and towns, including Mass Innovations stories from The Beacon
  • Letters to State Leaders: MMA letters and testimony advocating for the interests of local government on key issues
  • Ask the MMA: Answers to more than 100 questions about the workings of local government in Massachusetts
  • Municipal Marketplace: Vendors who specialize in municipal products and services, municipal job ads, and RFPs
  • The Local Aid and Finance area of the Resource Library: documents about the state budget, municipal finance rules and guidelines, and more

For more information about the Massachusetts Municipal Management Association, contact Senior Member Services Coordinator Denise Baker at the MMA.

For information about upcoming meetings, see the MMA Events calendar.