MMHR Overview

MMHR began as the Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association in 1956, and the name was changed in 2019 to reflect the evolution of the field. MMHR is committed to maintaining a standard of excellence in the field of municipal human resources, providing professional guidance to more than 200 cities and towns throughout Massachusetts. Areas of expertise include municipal compensation and benefits, Chapter 31 procedures (Civil Service), collective bargaining, affirmative action and training.

The Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources association is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management to offer Professional Development Credits for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP (certified professional or senior certified professional).

The purpose of MMHR is:

  • To establish and maintain a standard of excellence in the field of municipal personnel administration
  • To gather, circulate and exchange knowledge and information, and to act as a resource center
  • To improve, promote and arrange for the mutual cooperation of municipal personnel officers and agencies in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • To act as a legislative advocate for municipal personnel officers and municipal personnel agencies.

Bylaws of Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources association

How do I join?

Admission to membership requires an application and certain qualifications. Learn more

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MMHR officers for fiscal 2020

Dolores Hamilton
Human Resources Director, Framingham
MMHR Chair
Vanessa Hale
Assistant Town Administrator, Southborough
MMHR Vice Chair
Molly Kean
Human Resources Director, Norwood
MMHR Treasurer
Gayle Shattuck
Personnel Director, Watertown
MMHR Secretary

Mary Beth Bernard, human resources director, Wrentham
Greg Enos, town administrator, Avon
Joanne Faust, human resources director, Burlington
Amy Foley, human resources director, Concord
Rachel Glisper, human resources director, Needham
Anne O’Brien, human resources director, Fairhaven
Michelle Pizzi, human resources director, Newton
Michael Taylor, personnel director, Pittsfield

MMHR Benchmark Salary Survey

MMHR offers a system to provide comparative salary and benefits information for 75 benchmark positions in more than 200 member communities across Massachusetts.

Supervisory Leadership Development Program

Each year, the Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources association offers a six-day Supervisory Leadership Development Program for local government managers and employees. The interactive learning opportunity is for municipal employees interested in developing or strengthening their supervisory and management skills. Learn more

MMHR Emil Skop Award Information

The Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources association’s Emil S. Skop Award is awarded each year to a human resources professional who has made outstanding contributions to the field of municipal human resources management and made a positive impact on the MMHR and its members. Learn more

MMHR Listserv

The MMHR association provides a listserv to help members share information. Listserv goals include the circulation of useful resources, building a network among members, and the development of a library of information for members. Learn more

Contact us

Have a question about the association, the role of HR professionals, or town government? Contact Member Services Coordinator Isabelle Nichols using this form.

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