About MMA

The Massachusetts Municipal Association is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association that provides advocacy, training, publications, research and other services to Massachusetts cities and towns.
 
The MMA is the only statewide organization that brings municipal officials together to establish unified policies, to advocate these policies, and to ensure the effective delivery of services to community residents.

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Advocacy
The MMA serves as an advocate for its members before the Massachusetts Legislature, the executive branch, regulatory bodies and the courts. The association develops and pursues a municipal policy to meet the present and future needs of the state’s communities. The Local Government Advisory Commission, comprising the MMA Board of Directors, meets regularly with the governor to discuss issues facing cities and towns and to strengthen the state-local partnership.

Education
The MMA sponsors conferences and workshops throughout the year to provide the latest information on key municipal policy and management issues. The MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show is the largest annual gathering of municipal officials in the state.

Publications
MMA publications provide timely information and in-depth analysis of issues affecting cities and towns as well as reports on association activities and events. Publications include the monthly Beacon, the quarterly Municipal Advocate magazine, the annual Massachusetts Municipal Directory, and frequent Legislative Bulletins.

Insurance
The Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA), a nonprofit corporation created by the MMA in 1982, provides workers’ compensation, property and casualty, and health insurance to Massachusetts communities at the lowest possible cost.

MunEnergy
The MMA’s MunEnergy program is designed to help Massachusetts municipalities achieve substantial savings in the restructured electricity marketplace through aggregated purchasing and energy efficiency and conservation measures.

Online Services
The MMA’s Web site, www.mma.org, features breaking news on municipal issues and MMA events, information about the association, and numerous local government resources. The site includes a password-protected area exclusively for local government officials.

Information/Research
The MMA’s professional staff responds to hundreds of inquiries each month, providing local officials with information and referrals.

Certificate in Local Government Leadership and Management
The MMA’s partnership with Suffolk University’s Moakley Center for Public Management offers a program designed exclusively for municipal employees interested in furthering their professional career in local government and pursuing a graduate degree.

Tobacco Control
Through a grant sponsored by the Department of Public Health, the MMA offers the Municipal Tobacco Control Technical Assistance Program to aid municipalities requesting assistance with tobacco control/smoking regulations, regulating youth access to tobacco products, locating smoking cessation programs for municipal employees, public education about health risks and other issues. (For more information, contact D.J. Wilson at the MMA.)

MMA Organization
The Massachusetts League of Cities and Towns was formed in 1961. In 1979, the League was consolidated with the Massachusetts Selectmen’s Association and the Massachusetts Mayors’ Association and the name was changed to the Massachusetts Municipal Association.

The MMA is governed by a 35-member Board of Directors composed of municipal officials from across the state—mayors, selectmen, councillors, municipal managers and finance committee members—who are elected by their peers to represent Massachusetts communities.

MMA Groups and Affilliated Organizations
Within the MMA are a number of subgroups that serve specific members. They are:
Association of Town Finance Committees (ATFC)
Massachusetts Mayors’ Association (MMaA)
Massachusetts Municipal Councillors' Association (MMCA)
Massachusetts Municipal Management Association (MMMA)
Massachusetts Selectmen’s Association (MSA)

Also affiliated with the MMA:
MMA Human Services Council (formerly LOHSC)
Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association (MMPA)
Small Town Administrators of Massachusetts (STAM)
• Women Elected Municipal Officials (WEMO)

Directions to MMA office
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U.S. Sens. Warren and Markey to address MMA Annual Meeting 01/12/2017
Gov. Baker to address MMA Annual Meeting on Saturday, Jan. 21 01/05/2017
MMA announces workshop lineup 12/02/2016
MMA seeks members for policy committees 11/30/2016
Comedian Birbiglia to entertain Annual Meeting on Saturday night 11/28/2016
Dennis Eckersley is Friday dinner speaker 11/04/2016
Inaugural events to be shown during Annual Meeting 11/02/2016
‘On Point’ host Tom Ashbrook is Annual Meeting closing speaker 11/02/2016
Liz Walker is WEMO luncheon speaker 10/03/2016
Jonah Berger is Annual Meeting keynote speaker 09/29/2016
Municipal Personnel Update 09/15/2016
Member Log in 09/01/2016
What customers need to know about purchasing electricity 07/25/2016
Contact MMA 07/12/2016
Contact the MMA Webmaster 07/12/2016
Directions to MMA/MIIA 02/06/2016
Raz highlights the power of narrative in creating change 02/05/2016
MMA Past Presidents 01/30/2016
Lisa Blackmer, Mel Kleckner are new MMA president, VP 01/29/2016
2016 MMA Board of Directors installed 01/27/2016
MMA members endorse 2 policy resolutions 01/27/2016
Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association 01/09/2016
MunEnergy introduces two new representatives 01/05/2016
Terms of Use 12/14/2015
MunEnergy offers energy session for southeastern Mass. 10/22/2015
Southeastern Mass. faces higher electricity costs 09/03/2015
MunEnergy offers stability in face of volatile energy market 04/01/2015
Dunford, Blackmer elected MMA leaders 01/29/2015
MMA members endorse 3 policy resolutions for 2015 01/29/2015
Keynote speaker urges local officials to embrace change 01/20/2015

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