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!

Save the date for the 2023 MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show!
January 20 and 21, 2023

The 2022 MMA Annual Meeting had to be transitioned to a virtual event due to the surge of the COVID-19 omicron variant.

But for 2023, we fully expect to be back in person at the Hynes Convention Center and the Sheraton Boston Hotel.

For now, much of the material in this website area reflects the 2022 event, providing a sense of the MMA conference. Details for 2023 will be posted here as soon as they are finalized. Registration will launch on Oct. 1.

The MMA website features coverage of key events from the 2022 conference:
Keynote speaker Eric Termuende
• An address from Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito
• An address from Gov. Charlie Baker
• Remarks from U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey

Annual Meeting workshops were held as a series of 12 webinars, from Jan. 24 through Feb. 17. Click on the Workshops tab above for details and recordings.

Annual awards for municipal innovations, town reports and city and town websites were presented on Jan. 22 (see Awards tab above).

What members are saying
about the MMA Annual Meeting…

Adam Chapdelaine

The MMA Annual Meeting is a once a year opportunity to meet with local government colleagues from every corner of the Commonwealth. This unique opportunity allows for the broadening and strengthening of professional networks and promotes the sharing of best practices focused on meeting the challenges of these times.

Adam Chapdelaine
Town Manager / Arlington

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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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

Hear what our members are gaining
from the Annual Meeting and Trade Show:

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