Who is a member?
Our members are the local governments of Massachusetts and their elected and appointed leadership.
|Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources
3 Center Plaza, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-426-7272 Fax: 617-695-1314
Admission to membership shall require an application and the following qualifications:
PRIMARY MEMBERSHIP shall be open to the individual who currently holds a position assigned primary responsibility for the personnel administration of a governmental unit. Such membership belongs to the governmental unit and will therefore remain with the position, not the individual. Primary members shall have voting privileges and the opportunity to hold office in the MMHR association.
Primary members receive: Access to the compensation database (continued access is contingent upon participation in the database to the degree appropriate for the governmental unit), discounts on all MMHR publications for anyone employed by their organization, an annual directory listing the names, addresses, telephone numbers and emails of all members and all notices and correspondence.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP shall be open to other officials and staff members who are involved in the personnel administration of a governmental unit in which someone already holds a primary membership. Associate members shall have voting privileges and the opportunity to hold office in the MMHR, and receive all other benefits afforded to primary members with the exception of access to the compensation database.
BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP shall be granted to private sector employees with interest in municipal personnel administration. Business members shall not have voting privileges, may not hold office, and may not engage in promotional activities during meetings of the Association. Business members will receive all other benefits afforded to primary members with the exception of access to the listserv.
HONORARY LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP shall be awarded to individuals who do not actively hold a position in a governmental unit and who, through outstanding service, contributed substantially to the objectives of the Association. Such membership shall be granted upon majority vote of the Board of Directors. Honorary members shall not have the right to vote and may not hold office in the MMHR. Honorary members receive member discounts on all publications and meetings, all meeting notices and an annual membership directory with contact information.
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP shall be open to any student enrolled in a college or university who demonstrates, by his or her course selection or otherwise, an interest in a career in local government and/or personnel administration. Student members shall not have the right to vote and may not hold office in the MMHR. Student members receive member discounts on all publications and meetings, all meeting notices, and an annual membership directory with contact information.
MEMBERS IN TRANSITION: Upon request, a primary or associate member who vacates his or her current position shall continue to have the following privileges for the remainder of the dues-paying year or for six months, whichever is greater: voting privileges, continued service on the MMHR Board, member discounts on publications and meetings, and mailings of notices and correspondence. This period of transition and related privileges may be extended for an individual by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. At the end of the approved period of transition, the individual may become a dues-paying associate member in order to maintain privileges until such time as new employment in the profession has been secured.
PRIMARY MEMBERS: Primary members shall pay annual dues based on the following schedule:
• Community population under 2,500: $100
• Community population of 2,500-9,999: $225
• Community population of 10,000–34,999: $275
• Community population of 35,000-49,999: $300
• Community population of more than 50,000: $325
Other Governmental Unit and Business Partner: $350
ASSOCIATE MEMBER: Associate members shall pay annual dues of $100; however, associate members from municipalities with a population under 2,500 shall pay annual dues of $60.
HONORARY MEMBERS: Honorary members do not pay annual dues.
STUDENT MEMBERS: Student members shall pay annual dues of $10.
MEMBERS IN TRANSITION: Members in transition do not pay annual dues for the remainder of the dues-paying year or for six months, whichever is greater. If a member remains in transition at the end of the approved period, she or he may become a dues-paying associate member in order to maintain privileges until new employment in the profession is secured.
The membership and outreach committee is here to support and honor those professionals who aspire to innovate, persevere, and maintain a level of respect for those who service others in the field of municipal government. This committee offers advice, information, and mentorship to the general membership of the association and assists in the solicitation of new members. The committee will initiate efforts to educate, guide, and encourage membership development.
This committee develops programs for all association meetings, seminars and conferences. This includes developing agendas and contacting and identifying potential speakers/presenters for the planned programs. It is expected that individual members of the committee will take on leadership roles in planning programs and may moderate on occasion. Special events like the Fall COnference may have their own sub-committee, but a member of the Program COmmittee shall be a constant resource, as well as the MMHR staff associate, conference and meeting planner and communications staff.
The Strategic Plan Committee was founded in 2018 to produce the first strategic plan for the personnel association that was produced in June of 2019. The committee will continue its work by meeting every six months to ensure the goals and objectives of the strategic plan are being executed and implemented. They will also be called to assess the need for another strategic plan every five to ten years.
The Fall Conference Committee works in conjunction with the Program Committee and the MIIA representatives to plan the yearly conference. Coordination of location, session topics, speakers, schedule, menus, and handouts. There are usually 3-4 conference calls for planning. After the conference there is a debriefing meeting to go over the results of surveys and finalize any remaining issues.
Benchmark & Technology
This committee oversees the web based compensation survey system. The committee advises the board on software/service selection, reviews system operation and member participation, assess effectiveness, and makes recommendations for ongoing improvements. The committee is also tasked with creating ways for members to engage with the association through technology in a user-friendly manner.
This committee convenes to oversee the Skop Award application and awarding process. This includes evaluating the application, distributing it, and reviewing submissions and selecting the award winner. This award is given annually by the association.