The Massachusetts Municipal Management Association is accepting applications for the Nancy Galkowski Legacy Fund.

The Galkowski Fund was established in 2013 in honor of Town Manager Nancy Galkowski, who passed away that year after 35 years of public service in municipal management. The fund was created to assist individuals serving in local government pursue professional development that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford.

The Management Association administers the fund, but membership is not required to apply. Awards have been made to department heads to attend local and national conferences, assistant town managers and human resources directors for specialized courses, and for the MMA-Suffolk Finance Management Seminar.

The fund does not make awards for academic credit courses.

All applications are reviewed by a volunteer committee, and applicants are notified of their award.

The online application is now available, and the deadline is May 7.

For more information, contact Franklin Town Administrator Jamie Hellen, chair of the Galkowski Fund, at