Sen. Adam Hinds (back left) speaks with municipal officials from western Massachusetts before an MMA Legislative Breakfast Meeting in Becket on Sept. 20. Local officials discussed Chapter 90, revenue raising ideas for Massachusetts, education finance, and school transportation.

Friday - March 13, 2020
8:00 am – 10:00 am

Due to an increasing number of people being diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus and out of an abundance of concern for the health of our members and staff, MMA is canceling the Legislative Breakfasts scheduled for Friday, March 13. At this time, we have not determined if this meeting will be rescheduled. We will keep you posted.

Every spring and fall, the MMA hosts a series of meetings in communities across the state to give local leaders, legislators and MMA staff the opportunity to network in an informal setting, exchange information, and discuss issues of importance in state and local government.

The 2019-2020 legislative session is in its second year, and the MMA is tracking hundreds of bills that would affect cities and towns. Relevant bills will be discussed, along with topics such as the state budget, education finance, economic development, housing, municipal recycling and recreational marijuana.

City and town officials from every community are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to talk about local successes and challenges and to give input on the MMA’s legislative priorities.

A continental breakfast will be provided at 8 a.m. Introductions will begin at 8:15, followed by presentations and Q&A. The meetings will end by 10 a.m.

The meetings are free to attend, but members are asked to pre-register online or by fax or mail.

Attendees are urged to contact their local legislators and invite them to attend as well.

• Great Barrington – Town Hall Meeting Room, 334 Main St.
• Manchester-by-the-Sea – Masonic Temple, 10 Church St.

MMA Legislative Research and Administrative Assistant Alandra Champion at 617-426-7272, ext. 121, or
MMA Spring Legislative Breakfast Meetings