March 2024
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
1 Fri, 1st
MMA Legislative Breakfast Meetings – North Andover & Greenfield
8:00am
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5 Tue, 5th
Perfecting Your Procurement Process: Best Practices and Lessons Learned webinar
12:00pm
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7 Thu, 7th
Women Leading Government conference
8:30am
8 Fri, 8th
MMA Legislative Breakfast Meetings – Holyoke & Rockland
8:30am
8 Fri, 8th
Massachusetts Select Board Association webinar
12:00pm
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13 Wed, 13th
MMA-Suffolk Certificate & Finance Seminars Information Session
10:00am
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15 Fri, 15th
MMA Legislative Breakfast Meetings – Wareham & Westborough
8:30am
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19 Tue, 19th
Digitizing Municipal Records webinar
12:00pm
20 Wed, 20th
Chapter 70: Understanding the Funding Formula for Education webinar
12:00pm
21 Thu, 21st
Municipal Management Association and Municipal Human Resources joint meeting
9:00am
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26 Tue, 26th
Inspiring Climate Action: A Fireside Chat with Chief Hoffer (webinar)
12:00pm
27 Wed, 27th
Massachusetts Mayors’ Association monthly meeting
10:00am
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Tuesday, March 5, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Perfecting Your Procurement Process: Best Practices and Lessons Learned webinar

The MMA will host a free webinar on March 5 exploring how to streamline the procurement process. Mansfield Select Board Member Maureen Doherty, also a municipal consultant, will discuss the benefits of a centralized vs. decentralized system, tips for organizing bids and delegating authority, and how to implement standard templates and policies. Foxborough’s procurement team…

Thursday, March 7, 2024 – 8:30am to 3:15pm

Women Leading Government conference

This event is currently at capacity. To be placed on the waitlist, please send an email to registrations@mma.org and you will be notified if a space becomes available. Thank you. Women Leading Government will hold its fourth Annual Conference on March 7 at Devens Conference Center. The full-day event is designed for women in appointed…

Location: Devens Common Center, Devens
Friday, March 8, 2024 – 8:30am to 10:30am

MMA Legislative Breakfast Meetings – Holyoke & Rockland

Each year, the MMA hosts a series of meetings in communities across the Commonwealth to give local leaders, legislators and MMA staff the opportunity to network in an informal setting and learn about and discuss issues of importance at the local and state level. MMA Legislative staff will discuss the latest activity in the current…

Location: Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, Holyoke & Rockland Council on Aging, Rockland
Friday, March 8, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Massachusetts Select Board Association webinar

The Massachusetts Select Board Association will hold its first webinar of the year on March 8, exploring recent developments in several property tax programs for eligible homeowners, including new opportunities made possible by tax relief measures enacted last October, as well as a proposed local-option, means-tested property tax exemption for seniors included as part of…

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 – 10:00am to 11:00am

MMA-Suffolk Certificate & Finance Seminars Information Session

An information session will be held on Zoom for those interested in the MMA and Suffolk University’s Certificate in Local Government Leadership and Management program or their Municipal Finance Management Seminar. The graduate-level Certificate in Local Government Leadership and Management provides a solid grounding in municipal management, and covers topics such as human resources management,…

Friday, March 15, 2024 – 8:30am to 10:30am

MMA Legislative Breakfast Meetings – Wareham & Westborough

Each year, the MMA hosts a series of meetings in communities across the Commonwealth to give local leaders, legislators and MMA staff the opportunity to network in an informal setting and learn about and discuss issues of importance at the local and state level. MMA Legislative staff will discuss the latest activity in the current…

Location: Town Hall Auditorium, Wareham & Forbes Municipal Building, Westborough
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Digitizing Municipal Records webinar

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Chapter 70: Understanding the Funding Formula for Education webinar

The MMA will host a free webinar on March 20 to review key elements of Chapter 70, the major state aid program for public schools. Brian Allen, the deputy superintendent, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer for the Worcester Public Schools, will cover how the state’s foundation budget for education is determined for school…

Thursday, March 21, 2024 – 9:00am to 1:00pm

Municipal Management Association and Municipal Human Resources joint meeting

The Massachusetts Municipal Management Association and Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources will hold their annual joint meeting on March 21 at Lake Pearl in Wrentham. The agenda features a panel discussion on implementation and negotiations surrounding police body-worn cameras. Speakers will include Dennis Police Chief John Brady; Shrewsbury Police Chief Kevin Anderson; attorney Nick Anastastopolous, a…

Location: Lake Pearl, Wrentham
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Inspiring Climate Action: A Fireside Chat with Chief Hoffer (webinar)

On March 26, the MMA will launch a “climate action” webinar series, which will explore how climate change impacts municipalities and address questions about how appointed and elected officials can take action. Online registration is open for the first webinar in the series, which will feature a “fireside chat” between Massachusetts Climate Chief Melissa Hoffer…

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 – 10:00am to 1:00pm

Massachusetts Mayors’ Association monthly meeting

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Conflict Conversations webinar

Saturday, April 6, 2024 – 9:00am to 1:00pm

Association of Town Finance Committees spring conference

Gov. Maura Healey’s proposed Municipal Empowerment Act will be the focus of the Association of Town Finance Committees’ spring conference on April 6 at Pine Ridge Country Club in Oxford. Sean Cronin, senior deputy commissioner at the Division of Local Services of Local Services, will provide an overview of the legislation and its potential impact…

Location: Pine Ridge Country Club, Oxford
Tuesday, April 9, 2024 – 10:00am to 11:15am

MMA Board of Directors

Location: MMA office and Zoom
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 – 8:00am to Friday, April 12, 2024 – 5:00pm

ICMA Local Government Reimagined Conference

Contact: https://lgr.icma.org/boston

Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 – 10:00am to 1:00pm

Massachusetts Mayors’ Association monthly meeting

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Massachusetts Municipal Councillors’ Association webinar

The Massachusetts Municipal Councillors’ Association will hold a webinar on parliamentary procedure on April 24. The free webinar will focus on the rules and procedures that govern how a city council meeting operates, including the role of “Robert’s Rules of Order” and individual city council rules. Marlborough City Council President Michael Ossing will be joined…

Thursday, April 25, 2024 – 10:30am to 12:30pm

Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources webinar

Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources will hold its free spring program webinar on April 25. Former City Manager Patrick Ibarra, co-founder and partner with the Mejorando Group, will present his workshop “A Healthy Workplace Culture Is the ‘Secret Sauce’ to Success.” The session will identify how workplace culture affects organizational performance, and present practical steps that…

Saturday, April 27, 2024 – 8:00am to 1:00pm

Select Board Association Western and Rural Massachusetts Conference

Rural Affairs Director Anne Gobi will be the keynote speaker at the Massachusetts Select Board Association’s annual Rural and Western Massachusetts Conference on Saturday, April 27, in Northampton. A former state senator representing communities in Worcester and Hampden counties, Gobi has a deep understanding of the challenges facing rural communities, as well as their unique…

Location: Hotel Northampton, Northampton
Friday, May 3, 2024 – 9:00am to 11:00am

Women Elected Municipal Officials spring symposium webinar

Women Elected Municipal Officials will hold its annual virtual spring symposium on May 3. The free symposium will include opportunities for small-group networking, and a session addressing key issues facing women elected municipal officials, including rising incivility at the local level. The symposium will run from 9 to 11 a.m. The agenda and a registration…

Thursday, May 9, 2024 – 8:30am to 3:30pm

Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources boot camp

Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources will hold its annual “HR 101” boot camp on May 9 in Northampton. The boot camp is geared toward newer municipal human resources professionals and those with a background in the private sector. Veterans in the field are also welcome to attend for a refresher. The conference will run from 9…

Location: The Hotel Northampton, Northampton
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 – 10:00am to 11:15am

MMA Board of Directors

Location: Forbes Municipal Building, Westborough
Wednesday, May 15, 2024 – 9:00am to Friday, May 17, 2024 – 1:00pm

Massachusetts Mayors’ Association spring conference

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 – 9:00am to Friday, May 31, 2024 – 1:00pm

Massachusetts Municipal Management Association spring conference

Friday, June 7, 2024 – 8:30am to 3:30pm

Massachusetts Select Board Association newly elected training

Location: Devens Common Center, Devens
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 – 10:00am to 11:15am

MMA Board of Directors

Location: Remote
Thursday, June 13, 2024 – 8:30am to 1:00pm

Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources annual meeting

Location: Hawthorne Hotel, Salem
Thursday, June 27, 2024 – 9:00am to 1:00pm

Women Leading Government meeting

Location: Cyprian Keyes Golf Course, Boylston
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