The application period has opened for the MMA and Suffolk University’s Certificate in Local Government Leadership and Management programs to be held in September in Barnstable and Marlborough.

The Certificate in Local Government Leadership and Management is a five-course, graduate-level program held over the course of 25 Fridays. The program is designed for municipal employees looking to further their careers in municipal management. Sample classes include budgeting, human resources management, and strategic leadership.

The fillable PDF application for the 2021-2022 programs is available on the MMA website, and the deadline is April 30. The cost of the 2021-2022 programs is $2,550.

The MMA will hold two information sessions for the 2021 programs via Zoom on March 10 at 10 a.m. and on March 25 at 3 p.m. Both sessions will provide the same information. Registrants will receive a confirmation email containing the information needed to join the meeting.

These will be the 17th and 18th certificate programs held by the MMA and Suffolk.

Municipal Finance Management
The MMA and Suffolk University will begin its fifth Municipal Finance Management Seminar in March. The application period has closed. The application for the Fall 2021 Finance Seminar will be available on the MMA website in May.

For more information, visit For questions about any of the MMA-Suffolk programs, email Katie McCue at