Monday, October 2, 2023 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Management Association ICMA Conference state dinner

Shuffleboard anyone? You can challenge your friends to a game of shuffleboard at Austin’s Electric Shuffle at the State Association Reception at ICMA’s Annual Conference. You’ll enjoy indoor and outdoor space where you can catch up with old friends and meet new ones over appetizers and pizza. A cash bar will be available. You’re welcome…

Location: Austin, Texas
Friday, September 29, 2023 – 8:30am to 12:00pm

Women Elected Municipal Officials leadership conference

“Communicating with Confidence” is the theme of the Women Elected Municipal Officials’ fifth annual leadership conference, to be held on Friday, Sept. 29, in Marlborough. The keynote speaker will be former Acting Governor Jane Swift. In 2001, Swift became the first woman to serve as governor in Massachusetts. Today, she works as an advocate for…

Location: Courtyard Marriott, Marlborough
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 – 9:15am to 1:00pm

Massachusetts Mayors’ Association monthly meeting

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 – 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Effective Constituent Communication: The Key to Fostering Public Engagement webinar

A free webinar for MMA members on Sept. 26 will discuss how to effectively communicate with constituents and customize outreach according to the target audience. Panelists will explore the spectrum of engagement, including when to consult, involve or collaborate with residents, and the importance of “being your own news organization.” Speakers will include Easton Assistant…

Thursday, September 21, 2023 – 8:30am to Friday, September 22, 2023 – 12:00pm

Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources fall conference

Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources will hold its annual Fall Conference on Sept. 21 and 22 in Falmouth, covering topics such as collective and impact bargaining, policing, diversity, equity and inclusion, and recruitment. Attorneys Katherine Hesse and Mike Maccaro of Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane will begin the day on Thursday, Sept. 21, with a session…

Location: Sea Crest Hotel, Falmouth
Monday, September 18, 2023 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Grants 101 webinar

A free webinar for MMA members on Sept. 18 will provide an overview of federal and state grants available to municipalities and best practices for writing, submitting and administering grants. Panelists will discuss how to factor grant funding into budgets and long-term planning, and share resources to assist cities and towns with the grant process.…

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

Massachusetts Municipal Management Association monthly meeting

The MMMA will hold its monthly meeting on Sept. 14 at Lake Pearl in Wrentham. Recruitment in the public safety sector, like all areas of local government, has become increasingly difficult over the past few years. A panel of speakers will discuss various ways some communities are overcoming this, including high school and college service…

Location: Lake Pearl, Wrentham
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 – 10:00am to 11:15pm

MMA Board of Directors

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Best Practices for Navigating Statewide Contracts and COMMBUYS Purchasing webinar

On Aug. 15, the MMA will host a free, hour-long webinar with the Operational Services Division to review statewide contracts and the use of COMMBUYS for procurement. Panelists from the OSD’s Local Government Team will discuss how to use statewide contracts effectively, identify underused contracts, post bid announcements, and search for products and vendors. Speakers…

Monday, August 7, 2023 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Cannabis Compliance: Reviewing the Draft Regulations on Host Community Agreements webinar

A free webinar for MMA members on Aug. 7 will review the Cannabis Control Commission’s draft regulations on host community agreements and social equity. Nicole Costanzo, a senior attorney at KP Law, will discuss the implications of the new regulations, their potential effect on existing host community agreements, and strategies for municipalities. The CCC is…

Wednesday, July 26, 2023 – 9:00am to 1:15pm

Massachusetts Mayors’ Association monthly meeting

Thursday, July 20, 2023 – 9:45am to 1:00pm

Massachusetts Municipal Management Association monthly meeting

The Massachusetts Municipal Management Association will host its July 20 meeting at the Sandwich Hollows Golf Club, One Round Hill Drive, East Sandwich. The meeting will run from 10 a.m. through noon, followed by lunch. The featured speaker is newly appointed Housing Secretary Ed Augustus. Augustus is the first Housing Secretary to serve in over…

Location: Sandwich Hollows Golf Club, Sandwich
Tuesday, July 18, 2023 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Public Records and Open Meeting Laws webinar

A free, interactive MMA webinar on the state’s public records and open meeting laws on July 18 will offer an extended opportunity for discussion. Attorneys Lauren Goldberg and Janelle Austin of KP Law will participate in the hour-long open forum and answer inquiries from attendees about the current state of each law and practical considerations…

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 – 9:15am to 1:00pm

Massachusetts Mayors’ Association monthly meeting

Thursday, June 22, 2023 – 9:00am to 1:00pm

Women Leading Government meeting

The MMMA Spring Conference is at capacity and registration is closed. Please email to be placed on the waitlist. No walk-ins will be accepted. Join us for an exciting event featuring former Gov. Jane Swift, who will be our keynote speaker. In 1990, at age 25, Swift was the youngest woman ever to be…

Location: Olde Scotland Links, Bridgewater
Thursday, June 15, 2023 – 8:30am to 1:00pm

Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources Annual Meeting

On June 15, the Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources Annual Meeting will cover how to navigate difficult conversations and prioritize workplace well-being for human resources professionals. Katie Gilfeather, an employee assistance program clinician with AllOne Health, will lead the training on communication and difficult conversations, followed by Executive Coach Sarah Mann, who will offer a fresh…

Location: Grand View Farm, Burlington
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Reframing Recruitment Webinar: Key Takeaways from Vacancy to Post-Recruitment

“Key Takeaways from Vacancy to Post-Recruitment,” the fourth and final webinar of the MMA’s monthly “Reframing Recruitment” series, will be held on June 14 and begin at 1 p.m. The free, hour-long session will feature guest speakers from previous Reframing Recruitment webinars and workshops on innovative hiring strategies, vacancies and advertising, interviewing, and onboarding. Panelists…

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 – 10:00am to 11:15am

MMA Board of Directors

Monday, June 12, 2023 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Regulating Comments at Public Meetings: De-Escalation Strategies for Uncivilized Discourse webinar

Two free MMA webinars in June will cover the implications of a recent Supreme Judicial Court ruling that a public comment policy, or “civility restraint,” violates free speech rights. On June 5, attorney John Davis of Pierce Davis & Perritano and attorney Regina Ryan of Discrimination and Harassment Solutions will give an overview of Barron…

Friday, June 9, 2023 – 9:00am to 3:00pm

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 9, in Devens. Key topics will include municipal finance and budgeting, sources of state funding, the open meeting and public records laws, and collaborative decision making. A lunchtime discussion will provide an opportunity to hear from…

Location: Devens Common Center, Devens
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