Who is a member?
Our members are the local governments of Massachusetts and their elected and appointed leadership.
The Massachusetts Select Board Association will hold a free training for newly elected select board members on Friday, June 9, in Devens.
Key topics will include municipal finance and budgeting, sources of state funding, the open meeting and public records laws, and collaborative decision making.
A lunchtime discussion will provide an opportunity to hear from veteran select board members about their experiences, followed by a question and answer session.
The training will be targeted to newly elected members, but any select board member is welcome to attend for a refresher and an opportunity to network with colleagues.
Registration and networking will begin at 8:30 a.m. The program will start at 9 a.m., and lunch will be served. The full agenda and registration will be available in May.
The training will be held at Devens Commons Center, 31 Andrews Parkway in Devens.
Newly elected select board members are encouraged to share their contact information with the MMA (by email to email@example.com) in order to receive information about Select Board Association events.
Registration and Networking Breakfast
Andy Hogeland, MSA President, Williamstown Select Board Member
Intro to Open Meeting and Public Records Laws
Mina S. Makarious, Partner, Anderson Kreiger LLP
Municipal Finance and Budgeting 101
Shaun Suhoski, Town Manager, Athol
Tips to Get You Started
Panel Discussion with MSA Board Members
Sources of State and Federal Funding
Jackie Lavender Bird, MMA Senior Legislative Analyst
Fireside Chat: Collaborative Decision Making
Adam Chapdelaine, Former Town Manager, Arlington
Jennifer Glass, Select Board Member, Lincoln
Devens Common Center, Devens
MMA Director of Communications & Membership Candace Pierce, firstname.lastname@example.org
Massachusetts Select Board Association