Thursday - September 14, 2023
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The MMMA will hold its monthly meeting on Sept. 14 at Lake Pearl in Wrentham. Recruitment in the public safety sector, like all areas of local government, has become increasingly difficult over the past few years. A panel of speakers will discuss various ways some communities are overcoming this, including high school and college service programs.

Additionally, there will be a session on developing and managing a media plan relating to public safety incidents.

Adam Chapdelaine, the MMA’s newly appointed Executive Director, will provide a Legislative Update.

The cost is $40 per person and includes lunch.


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

9:45 a.m.
Steve Bartha, MMMA President and Danvers Town Manager
Introduction of MMA Executive Director Adam Chapdelaine

10-11:15 a.m.
Recruitment in the Public Safety Sector
The panel will share their experiences with current recruitment practices, including high school and college level outreach and programming.
Lindsay Stromgren, Assistant Fire Chief, Amherst
Christopher Delmonte, Police Chief, Bridgewater
Michael Kelleher, Fire Chief, Foxborough
Peter Burke, Fire Chief, Hyannis and President of Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts
Caitlyn Julius, Assistant HR Director, Springfield
Moderator: Dave Koffman, Legislative Director, MMA

11:15 a.m.-noon
Developing a Public Safety Media Policy
John Guilfoil, Principal, John Guilfoil Public Relations


Lake Pearl, Wrentham

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