Northborough Town Administrator John Coderre stands in front of a classroom of students.

Northborough Town Administrator John Coderre discusses best practices in municipal finance from the Government Finance Officers Association during the final class of the MMA-Suffolk University Municipal Finance Management Seminar on March 29, 2019 in Westborough.

The application is now available for the MMA and Suffolk University’s fourth Municipal Finance Management Seminar, to be held this fall in Southborough.

The seminar is designed to provide an overview of municipal finance in Massachusetts, including operational aspects of finance structure, and systems and processes in Massachusetts cities and towns. Topics will include budgeting, financial reporting, treasury functions, property assessment, and costing out contracts.

The seminar is for municipal officials interested in furthering their careers in municipal finance or employees who are new to municipal finance. Applicants must be currently employed by a city or town, and must have the approval of their municipal manager, administrator or mayor to apply.

The program will be held in Southborough on five Fridays beginning in November. Classes are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the last class including a panel discussion and celebratory lunch. The cost of the seminar is $825.

The program application can be found on the MMA website under Featured Services, and the application deadline is July 31 at 5 p.m. Completed applications can be sent to

Interested applicants are invited to a Zoom informational meeting on Wednesday, May 13, at 1 p.m. Click here to register. Registrants will receive a confirmation email containing the information needed to join the meeting.

For specific questions, contact Katie McCue at 617-426-7272, ext. 111, or

Fall 2020 Municipal Finance Management Seminar application (120K PDF)