Who is a member?
Our members are the local governments of Massachusetts and their elected and appointed leadership.
The MMA’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of local government in the Commonwealth. The MMA is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of cities and towns.
The Massachusetts Municipal Association was founded on June 27, 1979, when the Massachusetts League of Cities and Towns (formed in 1961) was consolidated with the Massachusetts Selectmen’s Association (name changed to Massachusetts Select Board Association in 2020), the Massachusetts Mayors’ Association, the Massachusetts Municipal Management Association, and the Association of Town Finance Committees. The Massachusetts Municipal Councillors’ Association was created in 1981 and added to the MMA.
The MMA is governed by a 35-member Board of Directors composed of municipal officials from across the state – mayors, select board members, councillors, municipal managers and finance committee members – who are elected by their peers to represent Massachusetts communities.