The MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show has many popular features:

  • A range of informative and timely workshops
  • Compelling and inspiring speakers
  • A general business meeting and important policy discussions
  • A robust Trade Show featuring the latest services and solutions for cities and towns
  • Countless networking opportunities – and fun!

– 44th MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show will be held in-person on January 20 and 21, 2023 –
Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel

All the very latest information is posted here as the program is being developed. Please check this web area regularly for updates related to speakers, workshops, business meetings, etc. Annual Meeting registration launched on Oct. 3.

COVID protocols: The MMA will not be checking vaccination status, but is advising attendees to keep up with the latest COVID vaccines for which they are eligible. We highly recommend that all attendees take an at-home rapid antigen test prior to attending, and not attend if they have any COVID symptoms or if a household member has tested positive for COVID. Attendees are encouraged to wear a mask if that is their preference. These protocols are subject to change based on the latest public health data and guidance.

What members are saying
about the MMA Annual Meeting…

Linda Tyer

The city of Pittsfield always looks forward to the annual MMA conference in January. It’s an opportunity that allows our team to participate in thought-provoking workshops, hear from dynamic speakers, and connect with our fellow colleagues from across the state. I encourage everyone to register, as this is an experience you don’t want to miss.

Linda Tyer
Mayor / Pittsfield

Michael Walsh

Do whatever you can to be part of this fantastic event! You won’t be disappointed.

Michael Walsh
Select Board Member / Westwood

George “Bud” Dunham

Returning to the Annual Meeting in person provides a great opportunity to learn from our municipal colleagues, share similar experiences, and hear about new programs and initiatives to consider implementing locally.

George “Bud” Dunham
Town Manager / Sandwich

Afroz Khan

The MMA Annual Meeting has been my must-go conference since I got elected in 2017. The workshop sessions are informative to my day-to-day efforts as a councillor. My favorite activity is the networking, so that I can hear and share lessons learned, best practices and strategies with other municipalities.

Afroz Khan
Councillor / Newburyport

Ruthanne Fuller

Thank goodness for the MMA Annual Meeting, as all of us have a critical need to connect! From across the Commonwealth, we can support each other and share our experiences, and come back to our individual towns and cities with new tools and connections, better equipped to get to work.

Ruthanne Fuller
Mayor / Newton

John Mangiaratti

Learning about new and interesting solutions from colleagues across the state motivates me and reinvigorates me every year. Networking with municipal and state officials and meeting with vendors in person leads to new collaborations and connections that benefit my community throughout the year.

John Mangiaratti
Town Manager / Acton

Eunice Zeigler

I will be attending the MMA Annual Meeting because it is a great opportunity to learn and grow as a local leader. You are guaranteed to leave with resources to take back to your community.

Eunice Zeigler
City Councillor / Methuen

Christine Hoyt

When my town was without a town administrator, I attended Annual Meeting workshops about the hiring process, met with consultants at the Trade Show, and connected with communities who recently completed the hiring of an administrator/manager. I left the conference better prepared to move through the recruitment and hiring process, which I’m happy to report was successful.

Christine Hoyt
Selectman / Adams

Jen Breaker

The Annual Meeting is an excellent opportunity for anyone new to local government. It gives you a chance to meet and connect with people doing the same work as you, and to learn from your peers. I always learn so much from the experiences, challenges and triumphs of my colleagues.

Jen Breaker
Assistant Town Manager & Communications Director / Danvers

Leon Gaumond

The MMA Annual Meeting is one of the events I look forward to every year. It gives me an opportunity to hear best practices from around the state and even gives us some needed facetime with our colleagues.

Leon Gaumond
Town Manager / Weston

Jim Lovejoy

I’ve been to at least 12 Annual Meetings, and it’s the people that keep me coming back. … You get to see a broader range of issues across large and small towns that gives you a better perspective.

Jim Lovejoy
Select Board Member / Mount Washington

Natacha Clerger

Everytime I come to Annual Meeting, I meet amazing people. I learn something new, and I am coming out a better councillor, a better public servant.

Natacha Clerger
Councillor / Randolph

Kate Fitzpatrick

For me, Annual Meeting is an oasis in the middle of winter. … You’re going to learn something that you can apply immediately when you go back to work next week. That is really valuable.

Kate Fitzpatrick
Town Manager / Needham
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Hear what our members are gaining
from the Annual Meeting and Trade Show:

The MMA’s Annual Meeting is a great opportunity for local officials to:

  • Learn about solutions to problems facing your community
  • Meet people who can assist you with resources and ideas
  • Learn about valuable products and services for cities and towns
  • Attend programs that will strengthen your ability to lead and serve your community
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