Save the Date!
The 41st MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show will be held January 24 and 25, 2020
Hynes Convention Cente
r and Sheraton Boston Hotel

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.

The meeting features dynamic and inspiring speakers, including Deborah Lee James, Jackie MacMullan, Faith Salie, Leon Andrews.

The learning opportunities include 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!

2019 Annual Meeting Keynote: Anna Maria Chávez

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

• Information for exhibitors

What members are saying about the MMA Annual Meeting…

Mayor Donna Holaday

“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


Seletman Alan Slavin

“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


Town Manager Adam Gaudette

“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


Councillor Isaac Mass

“The MMA Annual Conference is an invaluable resource for creative ideas and current trends in meeting municipal challenges.”
– Isaac Mass, City Councillor, Greenfield




Town Administrator Heather Budrewicz

“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