Friday - March 18, 2022
9:00 am – 1:00 pm


8:45-9:30 a.m.
Registration, Coffee

9:30 a.m.
• Bud Dunham, Sandwich Town Manager and MMMA President

9:45-10:15 a.m.
MMA Update
• Geoff Beckwith, MMA Executive Director

10:15-11 a.m.
The American Rescue Plan
What is ARPA? How can you spend your funds? What does the Treasury’s Final Rule mean for your community? This session will cover all of the details of the American Rescue plan and allow time for questions.
• Jackie Lavender Bird, MMA Senior Legislative Analyst

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Putting ARPA to Work in Your Community
Managers from various sized-communities will share what the ARPA experience has been thus far. They will discuss how they engaged residents in the decision-making process and will continue transparency as they move forward with spending projects. There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and share their successes and challenges.
• Gregory Enos, Avon Town Administrator
• Melissa Goff, Brookline Town Administrator
• John Mangiaratti, Acton Town Manager
Facilitated by Brendan Sweeney, Deputy Director of Federal Funds, Executive Office for Administration and Finance

12:15 p.m.

Due to COVID, attendees of this in-person meeting will be required to 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.) Masks are optional. These safety protocols are subject to change based on the latest public health data and guidance.

Lake Pearl, Wrentham

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