Geoffrey Beckwith, MMA Executive Director
Geoff Beckwith is the Executive Director and CEO of the Massachusetts Municipal Association. In this post, Beckwith is also the President/CEO of the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA), the MMA’s municipal insurance program.

Prior to assuming his position as Executive Director of the MMA in February 1992, Beckwith was:

  • Director of Work Environment, Environment, and Technology Policy at UMass Lowell (1991-1992)
    Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1985-1991), where he served as Vice Chair of the Government Regulations Committee, and as a member of the committees on Taxation, Natural Resources & Agriculture, and Housing & Urban Development
  • Campaign Manager of the Campaign for Massachusetts’ Future (1990)
  • Lecturer in Political Science at Emmanuel College (1990)
  • Assistant to the Massachusetts Commissioner of Commerce and Development (1983-1984)
  • Administrative Assistant to the Reading Board of Selectmen (1982-1983)
  • Legislative Assistant in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1979-1982)

Beckwith chairs the Audit Committee for the National League of Cities, has served on the NLC Board of Directors twice (2009-2011 and 1995-1997), and was a member of NLC’s Advisory Council from 1999 to 2001. He served as chair of the State Municipal League Directors Steering Committee in 2011, and is a past Board member and chair of NLC-RISC, the NLC-sponsored consortium of municipal insurance programs in more than 30 states. During his tenure in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Beckwith authored the nation’s first Toxics Use Reduction Act, and was named Environmental Legislator of the Year in 1989 and Energy Legislator of the Year in 1988. Beckwith earned an MBA degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College. He lives in Reading with his wife, Drucilla Wood-Beckwith, a licensed speech pathologist; they have two adult children, Calley and Sam, who also work in nonprofit organizations.