Northborough Town Administrator John Coderre stands in front of a classroom of students.

Northborough Town Administrator John Coderre discusses best practices in municipal finance from the Government Finance Officers Association during the final class of the new MMA-Suffolk University Municipal Finance Management Seminar on March 29 in Westborough.

The MMA and Suffolk University will collaborate on a second Municipal Finance Management Seminar this fall in New Bedford.

The MMA and Suffolk launched the finance program this past spring in Westborough and graduated 25 students on March 29.

The seminar, held over the course of five Fridays, is designed for municipal officials looking to further their careers in municipal finance or employees new to municipal finance.

The seminar covers nine topics in municipal finance. Modules include budgeting, financial reporting, treasury functions, property assessment, and costing out contracts. The program concludes on the fifth Friday with a discussion of best practices and celebratory lunch.

Additional details and the application can be found under Featured Services. Applicants must be currently employed by a city or town to be eligible.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. on July 31. The cost of the seminar is $825.

For more information, contact Katie McCue at the MMA at 617-426-7272, ext. 111, or