MMCA newly elected councillor training

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Date and time: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
Warren Conference Center, Pines Room at Hayden Lodge, 529 Chestnut St., Ashland

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While the training is aimed at newly elected councillors and aldermen, veterans are also welcome.


8:30 a.m.
Registration, Networking, Breakfast
9 a.m.
President's Welcome
Monica Medeiros, MMCA President, Melrose Alderman
9:15 a.m.
Keynote Presentation
You've Been Elected - Now What? Navigating Your Role as a Councillor
Sean Cronin, Senior Deputy Commissioner of Local Services, DLS
Mike Zwirko, MMCA Board Member, Melrose Alderman
Ted Hess-Mahan, Councillor-at-Large, Ward 3, Newton
10:45 a.m.
Workshop I: Introduction to Open Meeting/Public Records Law
Angela Atchue, President, Mass Municipal Lawyers Association
Shawn Williams, Director of Public Records, City of Boston
Lisa Blackmer, MMCA Second Vice President, North Adams Councillor
11:45 a.m.
11:50 a.m.
Workshop II: City Finance & Budgeting 101
Thomas Ambrosino, City Manager, Chelsea
Monica Medeiros, MMCA President, Melrose Alderman
12:45 p.m.
Workshop III: Navigating Constituent Services
Steve Craig, Director of Constituent Services, City of Somerville
Robert Logan, MMCA First Vice President, Waltham City Councillor
1:30 p.m.


MMA Member Services Coordinator Devon Elizabeth Williams

Massachusetts Municipal Councillors' Association