Gov. Baker to address MMA Annual Meeting on Saturday, Jan. 21

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Mass Governor Charlie Baker addresses crowd at 2016 MMA Annual Meeting and Trade ShowGov. Charlie Baker has confirmed that he will be attending and speaking at the MMA Annual Meeting on Saturday morning, Jan. 21.
 
Gov. Baker will be addressing a packed house of local officials from across the state on the second day of Annual Meeting, delivering his remarks at the MMA’s Annual Business Meeting at 10:15 a.m. at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.
 
The governor will be submitting his fiscal 2018 budget recommendation four days later, on Jan. 25. In the past, the governor has typically shared details on certain budget proposals for important issues like local aid and transportation.
 
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito will offer greetings during the Annual Meeting’s opening session on Friday, Jan. 20.
 
The following are additional highlights of the MMA’s 38th Annual Meeting:
 
Keynote address by award-winning author and social influence expert Jonah Berger
 
News analysis by Tom Ashbrook of NPR’s “On Point”
 
Women Elected Municipal Officials luncheon with minister and former news anchor Liz Walker
 
20 information-packed workshops on major issues of the day for local officials
 
Three “Emerging Issues” forums on major challenges facing state and local government
 
A special Friday dinner with Hall of Famer and broadcaster Dennis Eckersley
 
A unique performance at the Saturday dinner by comedian, filmmaker and “Orange Is the New Black” star Mike Birbiglia
 
Those who have not yet registered can do so by visiting www.mma.org. To register online, request your username and password by emailing amregistrations@mma.org with your name, title and community.
 
The MMA website has all the important Annual Meeting information and updates. Discounted hotel rooms are still available, but only for a limited time.