The MMA and Suffolk University will hold five programs in 2022, as well as the second year of the MMA-Suffolk Municipal Fellowship Program.

Certificate program
In September 2022, the MMA and Suffolk University will launch the 19th and 20th Certificate in Local Government Leadership and Management programs.

The graduate-level academic program provides a solid grounding in municipal management, and covers topics such as human resources management, budgeting and financial management, and strategic leadership.

The program is held over the course of 25 Fridays from September through May. The MMA expects to be back in-person in September 2022.

The program application will launch on the MMA website on Feb. 1, and the deadline to apply is April 30.

Zoom information sessions will be held on March 9 at 10 a.m. and March 16 at 2 p.m. (Both will cover the same information.)

Municipal Finance Management
The MMA and Suffolk University are offering three Municipal Finance Management Seminar programs in 2022.

The seminar is designed to provide an overview of municipal finance in Massachusetts, including the operational aspects of finance structure, systems and processes in Massachusetts cities and towns. Topics include budgeting, financial reporting, treasury functions, property assessment, and costing out contracts.

The seminars will be held via Zoom over the course of five Fridays, with tentative start dates as follows:
• Winter 2022: Jan. 7
• Spring 2022: March 4
• Fall 2022: Oct. 21

Applicants must be currently employed by a city or town, and must have the approval of their municipal manager, administrator or mayor to apply.

The application is available online as a fillable PDF. Applicants can choose which seminar they would like to be considered for, and will be informed of their status at the end of the application period.

The application period for the winter seminar has closed. The application deadline for the spring seminar is Jan. 15.

Municipal Fellowship
The MMA is partnering with Suffolk University for the second year of the Municipal Fellowship program, designed to offer exceptional municipal managers the opportunity to receive a scholarship of up to $28,000 toward a master’s degree in public administration at Suffolk University.

Candidates will partner with their community to continue their employment while completing their academic studies.

The fellowship application will be available on the MMA website on Feb. 1.

A Zoom information session will be held on Feb. 10 at 3 p.m.

For more information on any of the MMA-Suffolk programs, visit or contact Katie McCue at 617-426-7272, ext. 111, or

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