The MMA Board of Directors is installed during the association’s Annual Business Meeting, held each January. Due to the COVID pandemic, the 2022 MMA Board of Directors was installed during an organizational meeting held via Zoom on Jan. 31.

The voting directors are selected by the following MMA organizations:

  • Massachusetts Mayors’ Association (MMaA)
  • Massachusetts Municipal Management Association (MMMA)
  • Massachusetts Select Board Association (MSA)
  • Massachusetts Municipal Councillors’ Association (MMCA)
  • Association of Town Finance Committees (ATFC)

The most immediate MMA past president still holding local office is an ex-officio member of the board. The MMA executive director is a non-voting, ex-officio member of the board.

The MMA Board of Directors holds eight regular meetings per year in Boston, followed by a regular meeting of the Local Government Advisory Commission with the governor. The board also holds an annual retreat meeting. For information on the board’s activities, contact the executive director’s office at the MMA.

* Denotes Executive Committee member

Appointed Directors

Ruthanne Fuller*
Mayor, Newton
MMA President
Jill Hai*
Select Board, Lexington
MMA Vice President
Linda Tyer*
Mayor, Pittsfield
MMaA President
Brian Arrigo*
Mayor, Revere
MMaA First Vice President
Michelle Wu
Mayor, Boston
MMaA Second Vice President
Lisa Blackmer*
Councillor, North Adams
MMCA President
Samantha Squailia*
Councillor, Fitchburg
MMCA First Vice President
John McLaughlin
Councillor, Waltham
MMCA Second Vice President
George "Bud" Dunham*
Town Manager, Sandwich
MMMA President
Steve Bartha*
Town Manager, Danvers
MMMA First Vice President
Kristi Williams
Town Manager, Westborough
MMMA Second Vice President
Michael Walsh*
Select Board, Westwood
MSA President
Andrew Hogeland*
Select Board, Williamstown
MSA First Vice President
John Trickey*
Finance Committee, Pelham
ATFC President
Melinda Tarsi*
Industrial and Development Committee, Mansfield
ATFC First Vice President
Geoffrey Beckwith
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Executive Director & CEO, MMA; President & CEO, MIIA

Elected Directors

Ted Bettencourt
Mayor, Peabody
MMaA District 3 Representative
Lisa Braccio
Board of Selectman, Southborough
MSA District 5 Representative
Denise Casey
Deputy Town Manager, North Andover
MMMA District 4 Representative
Lisa Feltner
Councillor, Watertown
MMCA District 5 Representative
Ralph Figy
Councillor, Westfield
MMCA District 1 Representative
Andrew Flanagan
Town Manager, Andover
MMMA District 2 Representative
Claire Freda
Councillor, Leominster
MMCA District 2 Representative
Scott Galvin
Mayor, Woburn
MMaA District 4 Representative
Christine Hoyt
Board of Selectmen, Adams
MSA District 1 Representative
Afroz Khan
Councillor, Newburyport
MMCA District 3 Representative
Nicole LaChapelle
Mayor, Easthampton
MMaA District 1 Representative
Andrea Llamas
Town Administrator, Northfield
MMMA District 1 Representative
John Mangiaratti
Town Manager, Acton
MMMA District 3 Representative
Debra Roberts
Select Board, Stoughton
MSA District 3 Representative
Moises Rodrigues
Councillor, Brockton
MMCA District 4 Representative
Alan Slavin
Board of Selectman, Wareham
MSA District 4 Representative
Peter Spellios
Select Board, Swampscott
MSA District 2 Representative
Kevin Sweet
Town Administrator, Wrentham
MMMA District 5 Representative
Arthur Vigeant
Mayor, Marlborough
MMaA District 2 Representative