October 2019
2 Wed, 2nd
Management Association “boot camp”
4 Fri, 4th
MMA Legislative Breakfast Meetings – Halifax and Lynnfield
5 Sat, 5th
MSA Western Massachusetts Conference
8 Tue, 8th
MMA Board of Directors retreat
21 Mon, 21st
Management Association ICMA Reception
24 Thu, 24th
Human Services Council fall meeting
26 Sat, 26th
ATFC Annual Meeting
Monday, October 21, 2019 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Management Association ICMA Reception

Join your colleagues at Nashville’s Downtown Sporting Club for a rooftop reception on October 21. This year we are skipping the sit-down dinner and holding a reception from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. so members can network and socialize while playing a game of cornhole or shuffleboard. A variety of appetizers will be served along with…

Location: Downtown Sporting Club, 611 Broadway, Nashville
Thursday, October 24, 2019 – 9:00am to 1:00pm

Human Services Council fall meeting

The MMA Human Services Council is hosting their October Program Meeting on Thursday, October 24 at the Acton Town Hall. The meeting will cover a general marijuana update and include hot topics such as vaping and hemp. The panel presentation will include speakers from DPH, MMA, and the Cannabis Control Commission. Human Service professionals can…

Location: Acton Town Hall, Faulkner Meeting Room 204
Saturday, October 26, 2019 – 9:00am to 2:30pm

ATFC Annual Meeting

The Association of Town Finance Committees will hold its Annual Meeting on Oct. 26 at Bridgewater State University. The day-long program will feature an opening speaker and two sets of educational workshops. Workshop topics include budgeting 101, reading and understanding financial statements, capital planning, revenue forecasting, credit rating significance, and community resilience building. Members will…

Location: Bridgewater State University
Friday, November 1, 2019 – 8:15am to 3:00pm

MMHR Labor Relations Seminar

The Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources association will hold its annual Labor Relations Seminar on Nov. 1 at the Devens Conference Center. Catherine Paden, Ph.D., associate provost and dean of the Undergraduate Program at Simmons University, will deliver a keynote presentation focused on the intergenerational workforce and preparing municipalities for a new generation of employees. The…

Location: Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews Parkway
Thursday, November 7, 2019 – 9:00am to 1:00pm

MMMA Women Leading Government

The Massachusetts Municipal Management Association will hold a Women Leading Government event on Nov. 7 at Pine Ridge Golf Club in Oxford. Improving public speaking skills is the focus of this event. Whether you do it on a regular basis or avoid it at all costs, elevating your public speaking game is something everyone could…

Location: Pine Ridge Country Club, Oxford
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 – 9:30am to 12:45pm

MMA Board of Directors

Followed by Local Government Advisory Commission meeting, 1-2 p.m., State House Directions MMA office, 1 Winthrop Square, 2nd floor, Boston

Location: MMA Office, Boston
Thursday, November 21, 2019 – 8:00am to Friday, November 22, 2019 – 5:00pm

Management Association Fall conference

The Massachusetts Municipal Managers Association Fall Conference will be held November 21-22 at the Beauport Hotel in Gloucester. The program will kick off on Thursday, November 21 with a presentation on Equitable Service Delivery from Linda Harris, the Chief of Civic Engagement, Education and Communications in the city of Decatur, Georgia. Members will also share…

Location: Beauport Hotel, Gloucester
Thursday, December 5, 2019 – 9:00am to 1:00pm

MMHR holiday meeting

At its holiday meeting the Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources association will host an interactive session for members on stress management and goal setting as we enter the holiday season and embark on the new year. Jon Wortmann, principal at Novel Communications, will lead the group through a series of training exercises to help manage stress…

Location: Publick House, Sturbridge
Saturday, December 7, 2019 – 8:30am to 3:15pm

MMCA newly elected councillor training

Following city elections in November, the Massachusetts Municipal Councillors’ Association will host a workshop for newly elected councillors and aldermen on Saturday, Dec. 7, in Worcester. The conference will include three breakout sessions, on municipal budgeting, constituent services, and navigating the role of a city councillor. “You’ve Been Elected – Now What?” will be the…

Location: Campus Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Mayors’ Association holiday meeting

Thursday, December 12, 2019 – 9:00am to 1:00pm

Management Association holiday meeting

Location: to be announced
Friday, January 24, 2020 – 7:30am to Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 5:15pm

MMA Annual Meeting and Trade Show

Online pre-registration for the 2020 MMA Annual Meeting is open! Largest annual gathering of local officials in Massachusetts, featuring workshops, a Trade Show, seminars, business meetings, guest speakers, receptions, award presentations and other activities. For more information please visit the Annual Meeting section of our website.