Who is a member?
Our members are the local governments of Massachusetts and their elected and appointed leadership.
|Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association
One Winthrop Square, Boston, MA 02110
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 MMPA.
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 MMPA 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 MMPA, 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 compensation database.
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 MMPA. 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 MMPA. 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 MMPA 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: $200
• Community population of 10,000–35,000: $250
• Community population of more than 35,000: $275
Other Governmental Unit: $250
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.
BUSINESS MEMBERS: Independent consultants, sole-proprietors and other small businesses shall pay annual dues of $100. Business firms consisting of five or more employees shall pay annual dues of $250.
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.