Friday - January 8, 2021
9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Massachusetts Select Board Association will elect new officers and discuss best practices for evaluating key municipal employees during its Annual Business Meeting via Zoom on Friday, Jan. 8, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

The business meeting will feature opening remarks from MSA President Katie Conlon and MMA Executive Director Geoff Beckwith, followed by a report from the MSA Nominating Committee and a vote on the 2021 MSA Board of Directors.

The meeting will also feature a panel discussion covering best practices for select boards in evaluating and developing key municipal employees, including town managers and department heads that report directly to the select board. The panelists will be Wareham Town Counsel Richard Bowen, Scituate Town Administrator James Boudreau, and Southborough Assistant Town Administrator Vanessa Hale, vice chair of the Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources association. The moderator will be Winchester Select Board Chair Michael Bettencourt, first vice president of the MSA.

Because the meeting will take place on Zoom, all attendees will be visible on camera. Voting on the proposed 2021 board slate will be conducted using Zoom’s polling feature, which requires use of the Zoom desktop or mobile app.

The meeting is free, but advance registration is required. An email with the registration link has been sent to all select board members. Attendance at this meeting is open only to members of the Massachusetts Select Board Association.

MMA Member Services Coordinator Isabelle Nichols,
Massachusetts Select Board Association