Saturday - December 7, 2019
8:30 am – 3:15 pm

Following city elections in November, the Massachusetts Municipal Councillors’ Association will host a workshop for newly elected councillors on Saturday, Dec. 7, in Worcester.

The conference will include three breakout sessions, on municipal budgeting, constituent services, and navigating the role of a city councillor.

“You’ve Been Elected – Now What?” will be the theme of the keynote address, which will focus on introducing councillors to the resources they have in their cities and throughout the Commonwealth, including the MMA and MMCA.

The conference will be held at the College of the Holy Cross. While the training is aimed at newly elected councillors, veterans are also welcome.


8:30 a.m.
Registration, Networking, Breakfast

9 a.m.
President’s Welcome
Monica Medeiros, MMCA President, Melrose Councillor

9:15 a.m.
Keynote Presentation
You’ve Been Elected – Now What? Navigating Your Role as a Councillor
Isaac Mass, City Councilor, Greenfield
Sean Cronin, Senior Deputy Commissioner, Department of Revenue
Mike Zwirko, Councillor, City of Melrose

10:45 a.m.
Workshop I: Introduction to Open Meeting/Public Records Law
Lauren Goldberg, Managing Partner, KP Law

Moderator: Cecilia Calabrese, Town Councilor, Agawam & MMA Vice President

12:15 p.m.

1 p.m.
Workshop II: City Finance & Budgeting 101
Tom Ambrosino, City Manager, City of Chelsea

Moderator: Eamon McCarthy Earls, Town Councilor, Franklin

2:30 p.m.
Workshop III: Navigating the Bureaucracy: Managing Relationships with Department Heads & Solving Problems Together

3:15 p.m.

Campus Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester

MMA Senior Member Services Coordinator Denise Baker
Massachusetts Municipal Councillors' Association