Who is a member?
Our members are the local governments of Massachusetts and their elected and appointed leadership.
Note: The MMA’s 40th Annual Meeting & Trade Show is now successfully completed, but this area of the website still provides a great sense of the event (as well as the award winners). Please mark your calendars for our 2020 conference, to be held on Jan. 24 and 25.
The MMA Annual Meeting & 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.
This year’s dynamic and inspiring speakers include Anna Maria Chávez, Karen Spilka, Matt Light, Jim Braude and Margery Eagan.
We’ve doubled the number of learning opportunities with 34 workshops and 10 Learning Labs.
Our Trade Show features more than 200 exhibitors.
Our awards programs recognize some of the finest work by municipal leaders.
Our member business meetings will tackle some of the most important challenges facing cities and towns in Massachusetts.
And our networking opportunities are abundant and simply can’t be beat if you care about local government in Massachusetts!
The theme for the MMA’s 40th Annual Meeting is “Strong Communities for a Stronger Commonwealth.”
The MMA’s Annual Meeting is a great opportunity for local officials to:
“The MMA’s Annual Meeting is the only conference where hundreds of elected officials come together to network and share successes and new strategies. I have attended the conference every year since 2002 and could not imagine as an elected official missing this event!”
– Donna Holaday, Mayor, Newburyport
“For all elected officials, the opportunity to receive information on the newest regulations and all the latest trends allows one to better serve their community.”
– Alan Slavin, Selectman, Wareham
“The MMA Annual Meeting is a one-stop show for all your municipal needs. For a town manager, that’s networking with your peers, sharing ideas, learning from others at workshops, picking up best practices, getting valuable information from state agencies, and seeing the latest in technology and other advancements for municipalities at the Trade Show.”
– Adam Gaudette, Town Manager, Northbridge
“The MMA Annual Conference is an invaluable resource for creative ideas and current trends in meeting municipal challenges.”
– Isaac Mass, City Councillor, Greenfield
“Annual Meeting is invaluable. The Trade Show provides an opportunity to meet several vendors for each type of product or service, allowing an official to ask direct questions and get a firsthand demonstration of the product.”
– Heather Budrewicz, Town Administrator, Ashburnham