Who is a member?
Our members are the local governments of Massachusetts and their elected and appointed leadership.
Not even a pandemic can stop the MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show, which will be held in January as it is every year. As our members have been doing for months now, we will be switching gears to host a dynamic, timely and engaging conference “virtually.”
Using a highly interactive online platform, the Annual Meeting will retain its many popular features:
• A range of informative and timely workshops
• Compelling and inspiring speakers
• A general business meeting and important policy discussions
• A robust Trade Show featuring the latest services and solutions for cities and towns
There will also be creative networking opportunities – and fun!
The member registration rate is being reduced to just $85! And attendees will participate from their homes and offices, eliminating the need for travel and accommodations.
This year’s two-day meeting will be held on a Thursday and Friday, rather than the typical Friday and Saturday.
The MMA is working hard to plan a high-energy and can’t-miss event. As always, program information will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.
The 2021 event theme is “Leading Through Challenge and Change.”
The MMA’s Annual Meeting is a great opportunity for local officials to:
“What … brings me back is the opportunity to connect, to network and to learn with peers and colleagues throughout the Commonwealth. We’re all working on similar challenges. Being able to share our best practices is a really rewarding part of Annual Meeting.”
– Tom Bernard, Mayor, North Adams
“I’ve been to at least 12 Annual Meetings, and it’s the people that keep me coming back. … You get to see a broader range of issues across large and small towns that gives you a better perspective.”
– Jim Lovejoy, Select Board Member, Mount Washington
“Everytime I come to Annual Meeting, I meet amazing people. I learn something new, and I am coming out a better councillor, a better public servant.”
– Natacha Clerger, Councillor, Randolph
“For me, Annual Meeting is an oasis in the middle of winter. … You’re going to learn something that you can apply immediately when you go back to work next week. That is really valuable.”
– Kate Fitzpatrick, Town Manager, Needham
“This is the one conference where everyone in local government comes together. … We kid around and call it ‘municipal prom,’ but every year people get excited about this event, to see people and to learn things.”
– Adam Chapdelaine, Town Manager, Arlington