Thursday - May 12, 2022
8:30 am – 3:00 pm

The Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources association will offer its annual HR101 boot camp as a full-day, in-person event on May 12 in Wrentham.

The boot camp will cover core functions of the municipal HR office, including trends in negotiations related to COVID, first steps in creating a diversity, equity, and inclusion plan for cities and towns, key components of an HR audit, and an HR101 roundtable with seasoned human resources professionals.

The boot camp is geared toward newer municipal human resources professionals, but veterans in the field are welcome to attend for a refresher course.

The boot camp will be held at Lake Pearl, 299 Creek St. in Wrentham.

The registration fee is $75 for members and $85 for nonmembers.

The U.S. CDC has designated half of the counties in Massachusetts as “high risk” for the transmission of COVID and is recommending that masks be worn in indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. In order to protect our members and staff and ensure that everyone feels comfortable attending our in-person meetings, the MMA is now requiring attendees to wear masks except when eating, drinking or presenting.

Meeting attendees must also show proof of being fully vaccinated (card, photo or QR code) on the day of the event. (Religious or medical exemptions are allowed with a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours.)


8:30 a.m.
Registration and Coffee

9 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks and Introductions
Dolores Hamilton, Assistant Town Administrator, Stow, MMHR Chair

9:15 a.m.
HR Audits: Big Ticket Items for Municipal Employers
Mary Beth Bernard, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Director of Human Resources, Wrentham

10:45 a.m.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging: 1st Steps For Municipal HR Managers
Teresa Cruz Foley, Founder and Lead Consultant, Brave Space Consulting


1 p.m.
Legal Trends in Labor Law
Elizabeth Valerio, Partner, Valerio, Dominello & Hillman, LLC

2:15 p.m.
HR 101 Roundtable Discussion
Ann Hess Braga, Human Resources Director, Brookline
Jen Breaker, Assistant Town Manager & Communications Director, Danvers
Greg Enos, Town Administrator, Avon
Anne Graglia-Kostos, Human Resources Director, Lexington

3 p.m.

Lake Pearl, Wrentham

MMA Senior Member Services Coordinator Isabelle Nichols,
Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources association