Thursday - November 19, 2020
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Juliette Kayyem will be the featured speaker at the Massachusetts Municipal Management Association’s Fall Conference on Nov. 19.

Kayyem is the senior Belfer lecturer in international security at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where she is faculty director of the Homeland Security Project and Security and Global Health Project. She was President Barack Obama’s assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs at the Department of Homeland Security and has more than a decade of experience organizing government response to major crises.

Town managers and assistants, along with their staff and elected officials, have been leading the way through the COVID-19 public health crisis since March, and they face new challenges every day.

Kayyem will focus on the resiliency needed to keep performing this important job. She’ll talk about how to maintain hope and optimism, and why it’s so important for town managers to continue to lead during this evolving crisis.

Also at the meeting, Lexington Town Manager Jim Malloy, newly installed as president of the International City/County Management Association, will give an update on ICMA’s ongoing response and support during the ongoing pandemic and the upheaval following the murder of George Floyd. He’ll be joined by ICMA Vice President Christopher Coleman, the town administrator in Westwood. Malloy is the first Massachusetts manager to serve as president of the ICMA.

The meeting will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information and a registration link has been sent to Management Association members.

MMA Senior Member Services Coordinator Denise Baker,
Massachusetts Municipal Management Association