MMA Annual Meeting and Trade Show
39th MMA Annual Meeting and Trade Show
January 19 and 20, 2018
Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel
Please note: Details for the 2018 Annual Meeting are not yet finalized. Most of the information here is from 2017 and is for reference only.
The MMA Annual Meeting and Trade Show is the largest regular gathering of Massachusetts local government officials.
The two-day event features educational workshops, nationally recognized speakers, awards programs, a large trade show, and an opportunity to network with municipal officials from across the state.
The MMA’s Annual Meeting is a great opportunity for local officials to:
• Learn about solutions to problems facing your community
• Meet people who can assist you with resources and ideas
• Learn about valuable products and services for cities and towns
• Attend programs that will strengthen your ability to lead and serve your community
The MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show is held at the Hynes Convention Center and the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston’s scenic Back Bay.
The MMA has a comprehensive event and conference app that debuted at the 2017 Annual Meeting & Trade show. Exclusively for attendees, the mobile app contains schedule details, workshop and forum content, exhibitor information, interactive maps and much more. Details about how to access the free mobile app will be emailed to registrants in the weeks before Annual Meeting.
For more Annual Meeting details, please use the menu to the left.
What members are saying about the MMA Annual Meeting…
“The networking with colleagues is great, the educational sessions are timely and apropos to our daily duties, and I get recharged with ideas that I can bring back to Marshfield!”
– Rocco Longo, Town Administrator, Marshfield
“Meeting with fellow select board members to accomplish something regionally, discuss common problems, facilitate better communication, and reconnect with wonderful people is the most important aspect of the time in Boston.”
– Carolyn Shore Ness, Select Board member, Deerfield
“As an elected official, I have attended the Annual Meeting since 2002 and always find the event to be extremely valuable. This event is not to be missed!”
– Donna Holaday, Mayor, Newburyport
“The MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show is the ideal way to interact with our colleagues across the state. The workshops are timely and informative and provide us with takeaways we can use immediately or give us ideas for the future. I always return energized with ideas to help our community move forward.”
– Lisa Blackmer, City Councillor, North Adams
“Annual Meeting’s triple play of trade show, workshops and socializing is especially motivating. I always come away with a bagful of business cards from new prospective service providers and an abundance of other communities’ best practices. We are each other’s best advocates!”
– Deborah Radway, Human Resources Director, Amherst
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|Friday Dinner Speaker: Dennis Eckersley||11/28/2016|
|Closing Session: Tom Ashbrook||11/16/2016|
|WEMO Leadership Luncheon: Liz Walker||10/05/2016|
|Keynote Address: Jonah Berger||10/05/2016|
|Voting at the MMA Annual Business Meeting||09/17/2016|
|Municipal Website Awards information||09/15/2016|
|MMA Municipal Website Award Winners||09/15/2016|
|Town Report Contest information||07/24/2016|
|Town Report Contest winners since 2000||07/24/2016|
|Municipal Innovation Award information||01/26/2016|
|Innovation Award Winners since 2009||01/26/2016|
|MSA to hold Annual Business Meeting Jan. 23||01/14/2016|
|Emerging Issues Forums||12/14/2015|
|Annual Meeting Workshops, Saturday Session||11/15/2015|
|Annual Meeting Workshops, Friday Session||11/15/2015|