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Our members are the local governments of Massachusetts and their elected and appointed leadership.
The March 21 monthly meeting of the MMMA will focus on improving town finances and working effectively with financial advisors.
“Show me the Money: Maximizing the Return on your Financial Strategy and Structure” will feature Division of Local Services Technical Services Bureau Director, Zack Blake, Senior Vice President of Davenport & Company, Joe Mason, and a financial advisor.
Speakers will include Zack Blake, director of the Technical Services Bureau at the Division of Local Services; Joe Mason, senior vice president at Davenport & Company; and Cinder McNerney, managing director at Hilltop Securities.
Blake will give an overview of the services DLS offers to municipalities, including financial audits.
Mason and McNerney will discuss how a community’s finance advisor can provide guidance and support. They will also cover the importance of bond ratings to a community’s financial health and what a community can do to improve its rating.
This is a great opportunity to add to your finance toolkit!
Breakfast and Registration
James Boudreau, Scituate Town Administrator and MMMA President
Steve Bartha, Danvers Town Manager and Ethics Committee Chair
Show Me the Money: Maximizing the Return on Your Financial Strategy & Structure
What role can your town’s financial advisor play in improving your finances? Cinder McNerney and Joe Mason will discuss how a community’s financial advisor can provide guidance and support. They will discuss the importance of bond ratings to a town’s financial health and what you can do to improve your rating. Zack Blake will provide an overview of the services the DLS Technical Assistance Bureau can offer a municipality, including a financial audit.
Cinder McNerney, Managing Director, Hilltop Securities
Joe Mason, Senior Vice President, Davenport & Company
Zack Blake, Chief, Technical Assistance Bureau, Division of Local Services
Moderator: Sandy Pooler, Deputy Town Manager, Arlington
Geoff Beckwith, MMA Executive Director
Cyprian Keyes, 284 E Temple St., Boylston
MMA Senior Member Services Coordinator Denise Baker
Massachusetts Municipal Management Association