MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show

All events are held at the Hynes Convention Center and the Sheraton Boston Hotel.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Noon-4 p.m.MIIA Board of Directors MeetingSheraton, Fairfax A, 3rd floor
3-5:45 p.m.Conference RegistrationHynes, Hall C foyer, 2nd floor

Friday, January 24, 2014
8 a.m.-5 p.mConference RegistrationHynes, Hall C foyer, 2nd floor
9:30-11 a.m.
Opening Session
Keynote Speaker: Jon Meacham
Hynes, Ballroom B, 3rd floor

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Municipal Trade Show

Hynes, Hall C & Auditorium
Noon-1:30 p.m.
WEMO Luncheon (preregistration required)
Speaker: Boston Councillor Ayanna Pressley
Hynes, Ballroom C, 3rd floor

2-3:30 p.m.

• Building Your Professional Network
• Civility in City Hall
• Data Breaches: Is Your Community Vulnerable?
• Hoarding Response: Increasing Effectiveness, Decreasing Costs
• Labor Law Update
• New Opportunities and Changes in Municipal Renewable Energy
• Options Outside of Civil Service
• Planning Ahead: Smart Growth and Sustainable Communities
• Pushing Broadband the Final Mile
• State and Local Economic and Budget Outlook

Hynes, 2nd floor meeting rooms
3:45-5:15 p.m.
• Fiscal Stewardship and Sustainability
• Rebuilding the New England Village as a Healthy Community
• Technology, Transparency and Accessibility: Local Government on the Cutting Edge
Hynes, 3rd floor meeting rooms

6-7 p.m.

Opening Reception

Sheraton, Constitution Ballroom foyer, 2nd floor
7-9 p.m.
Banquet Dinner, MMA President’s Address
Special guest: Liz Walker
(Preregistration required)
Sheraton, Grand Ballroom, 2nd floor

Saturday, January 25, 2014
8 a.m.-3:30 p.mConference RegistrationHynes, Hall C foyer, 2nd floor

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Member Associations Breakfast

Hynes, Ballroom B, 3rd floor
8:30-10 a.m.• Massachusetts Municipal Councillors’ AssociationHynes, room 306
8:30-10 a.m.• Massachusetts Selectmen’s AssociationHynes, Ballroom C, 3rd floor
8:30-10 a.m.• Massachusetts Mayors’ AssociationHynes, room 300
8:30-10 a.m.• Massachusetts Municipal Management AssociationHynes, room 313

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Municipal Trade Show

Hynes, Hall C & Auditorium
10:15-11:50 a.m.MMA Annual Business Meeting
(incl. President’s Address)
Hynes, Ballroom A, 3rd floor

11:50 a.m.-noon

MMA Board of Directors Meeting: Election of Officers

Hynes, Ballroom A, 3rd floor

noon-1:30 p.m.

MIIA Luncheon and Business Meeting (by reservation only)

Hynes, Ballroom B, 3rd floor
1:45-3:15 p.m.
• Beyond GO Bonds: Innovations in Infrastructure Improvement Finance
• Capital Planning: Affording the Big Stuff
• Connecting Veterans to Needed Services
• Federal and State Health Reform Update
• Giving Citizens Numbers They Can Understand: Citizen-Centric Reporting
• Grant Opportunities for Green Infrastructure
• Making the Case for Regional Emergency Dispatch
• Municipal Law Update
• Open Meeting Law Update
• Pavement Management: Making Your Chapter 90 Money Go Further
• Staying Afloat: FEMA and Flood Insurance Changes
Hynes, 2nd floor meeting rooms
3:30-5:15 p.m.Closing Session
Gubernatorial Candidates’ Forum
Hynes, Ballroom A, 3rd floor

6-7:15 p.m.

Presentation of Innovation, Municipal Website and Town Report Awards; President’s Reception

Sheraton, Constitution Ballroom

7:15-9:15 p.m.

Annual Banquet (preregistration required)
Entertainment: The Second City

Sheraton, Grand Ballroom