Friday - March 12, 2021
9:30 am – 10:30 am

Civil discourse in public meetings will be the topic of a Massachusetts Select Board Association free webinar on March 12 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Civil discourse is a key component of navigating through disagreements and keeping public meetings running smoothly. Jeff Nutting, a past president of the MMA who worked in local government for more than 40 years, including 18 as the town administrator in Franklin, before retiring in 2019, will lead an interactive workshop focused on promoting civil discourse in communities and knowing what to do when things turn uncivil.

The workshop will cover topics such as developing written code of conduct policies, civil discourse and social media, managing disputes with fellow board members, and handling incivility from citizens in public meetings.

An email with the registration link has been sent to all select board members. Advance registration is required.

MMA Member Services Coordinator Isabelle Nichols,
Massachusetts Select Board Association