Tuesday, June 18, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Mass Cultural Council: Building Vibrant and Creative Communities Through Arts and Culture webinar

The MMA will host two webinars this spring with the Mass Cultural Council discussing how arts and culture can drive growth and enrich municipalities. The first webinar, on May 28, will discuss the mission, vision and impact of the Mass Cultural Council. Panelists will discuss how communities can support and promote the arts by appointing…

Thursday, June 13, 2024 – 8:30am to 1:00pm

Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources annual meeting

Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources will hold its Annual Meeting on June 13 at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem. The meeting will open with votes on the fiscal 2025 budget and board, along with other MMHR business. Agenda items include a legislative update and two sessions on key human resources topics. John Warner, archivist of the…

Location: Hawthorne Hotel, Salem
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Municipal Branding: Best Practices and Benefits webinar

A free MMA webinar on June 12 will review a municipal branding project from concept to design to implementation. Panelists will discuss pros, cons, insights and challenges related to developing and using a new municipal brand. Amesbury Mayor Kassandra Gove will share why she initiated a branding project, and how it benefits her city. She’ll…

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Local Government Advisory Commission

Location: remote
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 – 10:00am to 11:15am

MMA Board of Directors

Location: Remote
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 – 8:45am to 9:45am

Massachusetts Municipal Councillors’ Association board meeting

Location: Zoom
Friday, June 7, 2024 – 8:30am to 3:30pm

Massachusetts Select Board Association newly elected training

The Massachusetts Select Board Association will hold a free training for newly elected select board members on Friday, June 7, in Devens. Meeting topics include: • An introduction to the open meeting and public records laws, presented by attorney Janelle Austin, a shareholder at KP Law, who will cover the key components of these key…

Location: Devens Common Center, Devens
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 – 2:00pm to Friday, May 31, 2024 – 12:00pm

Massachusetts Municipal Management Association spring conference

The Massachusetts Municipal Management Association will hold its Spring Conference on May 29-31 at Ocean Edge in Brewster. Conference Program The program will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, with personal development sessions. Thursday will feature a full-day interactive Crisis Communications session. On Friday, MMMA, MMA and ICMA updates will be followed by…

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Mass Cultural Council: Embracing Culture in the Commonwealth webinar

The MMA will host two webinars this spring with the Mass Cultural Council discussing how arts and culture can drive growth and enrich municipalities. The first webinar, on May 28, will discuss the mission, vision and impact of the Mass Cultural Council. Panelists will discuss how communities can support and promote the arts by appointing…

Thursday, May 23, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Women Elected Municipal Officials Women’s Equality Day webinar

Women Elected Municipal Officials, a member group of the MMA, will host a webinar on May 23 to discuss opportunities for municipalities to celebrate National Women’s Equality Day, which marks the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. Gloucester Councillor Valerie Gilman, the chair of WEMO, will discuss lessons learned from…

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 – 9:00am to Friday, May 17, 2024 – 1:00pm

Massachusetts Mayors’ Association spring conference

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Local Government Advisory Commission

Location: Forbes Municipal Building, Westborough
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 – 10:00am to 11:15am

MMA Board of Directors

Location: Forbes Municipal Building, Westborough
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 – 8:45am to 9:45am

Massachusetts Municipal Councillors’ Association board meeting

Location: Forbes Municipal Building, Westborough
Thursday, May 9, 2024 – 8:30am to 3:30pm

Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources boot camp

Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources will hold its annual “HR 101” boot camp on May 9 in Northampton. The boot camp is geared toward newer municipal human resources professionals and those with a background in the private sector, but veterans in the field are also welcome for a refresher. Program features • Paul Scott, vice president…

Location: The Hotel Northampton, Northampton
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Municipal Law 101 webinar

The MMA and the municipal law team at Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane will host a boot camp for municipal officials on May 8. Attorneys Peter Mello, Madison Harris-Parks, and Karis North will review key regulatory concepts, including ethics, the public record law, and the open meeting law — essential rules that influence daily operations…

Friday, May 3, 2024 – 9:00am to 11:00am

Women Elected Municipal Officials spring symposium webinar

Senate President Karen Spilka will be the keynote speaker for the annual Women Elected Municipal Officials virtual spring symposium on May 3. Spilka will engage in a fireside chat with WEMO Vice Chair Yolanda Greaves, who’s also the vice chair of the Select Board in Spilka’s hometown of Ashland. The Senate president will reflect on…

Thursday, May 2, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Promoting Civil Discourse at Town Meeting webinar

The Massachusetts Moderators Association and the MMA will co-sponsor a webinar on May 2 reviewing how to publicize, plan and conduct meetings that promote civil public discourse. A panel of seasoned town moderators will offer insights from their experience in both open and representative town meetings. They will review how to develop meeting rules, anticipate…

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Inspiring Climate Action: Effective Community Engagement Strategies webinar

The third session of the MMA’s “Climate Action” webinar series, on April 30, will explore how to design effective community engagement efforts. Julie Gagen, sustainability coordinator in Weston, and Michele Paul, director of resilience and environmental stewardship in New Bedford, will share best practices for engaging different populations in climate planning and adapting to community…

Saturday, April 27, 2024 – 8:00am to 1:00pm

Select Board Association Western and Rural Massachusetts Conference

Rural Affairs Director Anne Gobi will be the keynote speaker at the Massachusetts Select Board Association’s annual Rural and Western Massachusetts Conference on Saturday, April 27, in Northampton. A former state senator representing communities in Worcester and Hampden counties, Gobi has a deep understanding of the challenges facing rural communities, as well as their unique…

Location: Hotel Northampton, Northampton
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