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Students of the 2019-20 program in Barnstable.

The application period is open for the MMA-Suffolk Certificate in Local Government Leadership and Management program for the 2020-2021 academic year, with classes being held in Danvers and Shrewsbury.

An information session was held for prospective students on Wednesday, March 4, at Shrewsbury Town Hall. A session scheduled for Thursday, March 12, at 3 p.m., at the Danvers Police Department had to be cancelled due to public health concerns related to the coronavirus.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on April 30. The application can be found at mma.org/certificate.

The graduate-level academic program provides a well-rounded understanding of public-sector management. Class topics include administrative strategies in local government, budgeting and financial management, and human resources management.

Classes are taught by Suffolk University faculty and held on Fridays from September through May.

By June of this year, approximately 350 local officials will have graduated from the certificate program, which is a partnership between the MMA and Suffolk University’s Moakley Center for Public Management.

The Danvers and Shrewsbury sessions will be the 13th and 14th since the program started in 2011.

For more information, visit www.mma.org/certificate or contact Katie McCue at the MMA at (617) 426-7272, ext. 111, or kmccue@mma.org.