MMA announces workshop lineup

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A central feature of the MMA Annual Meeting is the wide selection of workshops covering the latest developments affecting local government.
 
The 2017 MMA Annual Meeting, to be held Jan. 20 and 21 in Boston, will feature a total of 20 workshops covering a range of legal, financial, economic development, social and environmental issues important to local governments.
 
In addition, there will be lively discussions during three Emerging Issues Forums.
 
The workshops, to be held during two afternoon time slots, will allow ample time for questions from attendees. To gain the most benefit from the workshops, Annual Meeting attendees from the same community are encouraged to attend different sessions and then share information with their colleagues.
 
The Emerging Issues Forums will feature a panel of speakers, but they are typically less presentation-based and more interactive. The forums made their debut at the 2013 MMA Annual Meeting.
 
The following are the workshop and forum titles:
Click on day and time to see details for sessions in that time slot
 
Friday workshops, 2-3:30 p.m.
• Bridges and Culverts: Repair, Replace, Reconstruct
• Developments and Initiatives in Municipal Finance
• District Management for Your Downtown Revitalization Effort
• Eight Minutes With a Highly Effective Manager
• Impact of Rising Health Care Costs on Municipalities
• Labor Law Update
• Recent Developments in Addressing the Opioid Crisis
• Succession Planning for Success
• Understanding and Managing Stress
• Water Infrastructure Funding Challenges
 
Emerging Issues Forums, Friday, 3:45-5:15 p.m.
• Climate Change: Adaptation and Mitigation in Our Communities
• Community Policing 2.0: Public Safety and Public Responsibility
• Healthy Aging in the Commonwealth
 
Saturday workshops, 2-3:30 p.m.
• Best Practices for Municipal Recycling and Waste Diversion Programs
• Conducting an Investigative Audit
• Getting IT Right: Reliability, Security and Managing Change
• Housing That Fits: Meeting the Needs of Your Community
• Maximize the Return on Your Investment in Workplace Safety
• Municipal Law Update
• Strategies for Advancing Municipal Transportation Projects
• Strategies in Municipal Emergency Management
• Successfully Navigating the JLMC Process
• Understanding Municipal Responsibilities Under the New Public Records Law