Friday - October 28, 2022
8:00 am – 10:00 am

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 recently concluded formal legislative session, which brought significant activity with wide-ranging implications for cities and towns. Many bills are still pending and remain on the MMA’s watch list heading into the next legislative session next January.

Topics at the breakfasts will include the fiscal 2023 state budget, economic development legislation, the state’s new climate and energy law, infrastructure funding, a general government bond bill, and much more.

City and town officials from every community are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to discuss issues of importance with MMA staff and legislators. Attendees are also urged to contact their local legislators and invite them to attend as well.

A light breakfast and coffee will be provided at 8 a.m. Introductions will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by presentations and a Q&A session. The meetings will end by 10 a.m.

Meetings will be held on the following Fridays:
Oct. 14: Amherst (Jones Library, Woodbury Room; 43 Amity St.) and Lynn (Lynn YMCA, 40 Neptune Blvd.)
Oct. 21: Lenox (Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St.) and Lexington (Lexington Community Center, Dining room, 39 Marrett Road)
Oct. 28: Easton (Stonehill College, Gartland Dining Room, Donahue Hall, 320 Washington St.) and Gardner (Police Headquarters, 200 Main St.)

Meetings are free to attend. Members are asked to pre-register.

The MMA is currently requiring attendees to show proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID (card, photo or QR code). Exemptions are allowed with a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours. Masks are optional. These safety protocols are subject to change based on the latest public health data and guidance.

Easton and Gardner

MMA Legislative Research and Project Assistant Daniel Yi,