Wednesday, February 14, 2024 – 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Empathy and Emotional Intelligence: The Customer Connectors webinar

Last fall, the MMA launched its Virtual Municipal Leadership Academy webinar series to help promote professional development among municipal officials. The program’s three-part pilot, exploring effective communication and feedback, was led by Cally Ritter, principal of Positive Ripple Training and Consulting, and is still available for purchase. The program’s next series, to be held in…

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 – 10:00am to 11:15am

MMA Board of Directors

Location: Remote
Thursday, February 8, 2024 – 10:00am to 11:00am

MMA-Suffolk Fellowship Information Session

An information session will be held on Zoom for those interested in the MMA and Suffolk University’s Municipal Fellowship program. For a fourth year, the MMA is partnering with Suffolk on the program, which is designed to offer exceptional municipal managers the opportunity to receive a scholarship of up to $28,000 toward a master’s degree…

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 – 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Emotional Intelligence 101: Understanding the Key Components webinar

Last fall, the MMA launched its Virtual Municipal Leadership Academy webinar series to help promote professional development among municipal officials. The program’s three-part pilot, exploring effective communication and feedback, was led by Cally Ritter, principal of Positive Ripple Training and Consulting, and is still available for purchase. The program’s next series, to be held in…

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Municipal Finance 101 webinar

The MMA will host a free webinar on Feb. 6 to review the basic building blocks of municipal finance. The webinar will be led by Sean Cronin and Zack Blake from the Division of Local Services, who will highlight topics including Proposition 2½, budgeting revenues and expenditures, and the importance of financial policies, forecasting and…

Friday, January 19, 2024 – 8:00am to Saturday, January 20, 2024 – 5:00pm

MMA Annual Meeting and Trade Show

Online pre-registration for the 2024 MMA Annual Meeting is now open! Largest annual gathering of local officials in Massachusetts, featuring workshops, a Trade Show, seminars, business meetings, guest speakers, receptions, award presentations and other activities. For more information please visit the Annual Meeting section of our website.

Thursday, January 11, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Conflict Conversations webinar

A free MMA webinar on Jan. 11 will explore the art of communication in challenging times, including how to have productive dialogue with a clear head and how to overcome feelings related to volatility. In today’s world, where tensions run high and conflicts seem inevitable, finding common ground through dialogue can feel like a daunting…

Tuesday, January 9, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Performance Appraisal Systems and Goal Setting in the Public Sector: An Overview webinar

A free MMA webinar on Jan. 9 will review the objectives of a performance appraisal system and offer practical tips for setting “SMART” goals to start the year off right. Joellen Cademartori, CEO of GovHR, will share strategies for reviewing and completing appraisal forms and setting measurable goals that can be used to quantify progress.…

Wednesday, January 3, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Flag Flying Policies and Requests: What Municipalities Need to Know webinar

A free MMA webinar on Jan. 3 with attorney Mark Reich of KP Law will review best practices for municipal flag flying policies and handling requests from third parties to fly flags. The webinar will also address First Amendment concerns in the wake of increasing interest in this form of expression. Reich, a shareholder at…

Thursday, December 14, 2023 – 9:00am to 1:00pm

Massachusetts Municipal Management Association holiday meeting

Location: Hawthorne Hotel, Salem
Tuesday, December 12, 2023 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

POST Update webinar

Monday, December 11, 2023 – 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Cannabis Compliance: Reviewing the New Regulatory Requirements for Host Communities webinar

A free MMA webinar on Dec. 11 with attorney Nicole Costanzo of KP Law will discuss the Cannabis Control Commission’s newly promulgated regulations and their impact on host communities. Beginning on March 1, 2024, the CCC will be reviewing host community agreements — including pre-existing ones — to determine compliance. In addition, host communities are…

Saturday, December 9, 2023 – 8:30am to 2:15pm

Massachusetts Municipal Councillors’ Association newly elected training

The Massachusetts Municipal Councillors’ Association will hold its third biennial training session for newly elected councillors on Saturday, Dec. 9. The program will begin with “You’ve Been Elected — Now What? Navigating Your Role as a Councillor” — a panel discussion with councillors who will share guidance on topics ranging from constituent services to working…

Location: Devens Common Center, Devens
Friday, December 8, 2023 – 8:00am to 2:00pm

Massachusetts Select Board Association leadership conference

MMA and the MSA Board made the difficult decision to cancel this event due to low registration on Nov. 30. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Anneke Craig, MMA Member Program Coordinator, at acraig@mma.org or 617-426-7272 x104.

Location: Pompositticut Community Center, Stow
Thursday, December 7, 2023 – 9:30am to 11:30am

Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources holiday meeting, virtual

Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources will hold its annual holiday meeting virtually on Dec. 7. Jon Wortmann, principal of Novel Communication, will present the workshop “Who Are You? Who Are They? How to Unstick Your Brain and Relationships.” The workshop will provide a framework for attendees to use to assess themselves and others in conflicts and…

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Massachusetts Mayors’ Association holiday dinner

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Forms of Government webinar

The Massachusetts Municipal Management Association will host a “Form of Government FAQ” webinar for all MMA members on Nov. 29 from noon to 1 p.m. Speakers will include: • Bridgewater Town Manager Michael Dutton, chair of the MMMA’s Form of Government Committee • Sudbury Town Manager Andy Sheehan • Amherst Town Manager Paul Bockelman •…

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 – 9:00am to 1:00pm

Massachusetts Mayors’ Association newly elected training

This MMA training for mayors-elect will provide: • Invaluable advice from veteran mayors on leading their community • Insights from experts on topics of critical importance, including labor negotiations, media and social media management, municipal budgeting, and resources for sound fiscal management • Information about the Massachusetts Mayors’ Association and the many resources the MMA…

Monday, November 20, 2023 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Legislative Session Review webinar

MMA members are invited to a virtual legislative briefing on Nov. 20 to hear about the latest activity in the current legislative session that has implications for cities and towns. The one-hour meeting will be held via Zoom beginning at noon. Topics will include the recently passed fiscal 2024 state budget, cannabis regulations, zoning compliance…

Thursday, November 16, 2023 – 9:00am to Friday, November 17, 2023 – 1:00pm

Massachusetts Municipal Management Association Fall Conference

Agenda Thursday, November 16 8:30-9:45 a.m. Full Breakfast Registration 9:30 a.m. Conference Welcome Steve Bartha, Danvers Town Manager and MMMA President Respect and Civility Even When it’s Hard Craig Freshley, Good Group Decisions Given the increase of disrespect in municipal meetings, this workshop focuses on how to maintain respect, civility, and decorum even in the…

Location: AC Hotel, Worcester
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