2020 MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show

All events are held at the Hynes Convention Center and the Sheraton Boston Hotel.

Southeastern Regional Services Group Regional Administrator Moira Rouse (left), Avon Town Administrator Gregory Enos (center) and West Bridgewater Town Administrator David Gagne talk in between sessions of the 2019 Annual Meeting.

Thursday, January 23, 2020


Noon-4 p.m. MIIA Board of Directors Meeting Sheraton, Gardner Room, 3rd floor
3-5:15 p.m. Conference Registration Hynes, Hall C foyer, 2nd floor
Friday, January 24, 2020


7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Conference Registration Hynes, Hall C foyer, 2nd floor
8-9 a.m. First-time Attendee Orientation Hynes, room 210
9:30-11 a.m. Opening Session
Keynote: Deborah Lee James
Hynes, Ballroom B, 3rd floor
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Municipal Trade Show Hynes, Hall C & Auditorium
Noon-1:30 p.m. WEMO Luncheon (preregistration required)
Speaker: Jackie MacMullan


Hynes, Ballroom C, 3rd floor
2-3:30 p.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS – Friday first session


Hynes, 2nd floor meeting rooms
3:45-5 p.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS – Friday second session


Hynes, 2nd floor meeting rooms
6-7 p.m. Opening Reception Sheraton, Constitution Ballroom, 2nd floor
7-9 p.m. Banquet Dinner, MMA President’s Address
Special guest speaker: Faith Salie
(Preregistration required)
Sheraton, Grand Ballroom, 2nd floor
Saturday, January 25, 2020


8 a.m.-3:00 p.m Conference Registration Hynes, Hall C foyer, 2nd floor
7:30-8:30 a.m. Member Associations Breakfast Hynes, Ballroom B, 3rd floor
BUSINESS MEETINGS FOR MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS
8:30-10 a.m. • Massachusetts Municipal Councillors’ Association Hynes, room 306
8:30-10 a.m. • Massachusetts Selectmen’s Association Hynes, Ballroom C, 3rd floor
8:30-10 a.m. • Massachusetts Mayors’ Association Hynes, room 300
8:30-10 a.m. • Massachusetts Municipal Management Association Hynes, room 304
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Municipal Trade Show Hynes, Hall C & Auditorium
10:15-11:50 a.m. MMA Annual Business Meeting
(incl. President’s Address)
Hynes, Ballroom A, 3rd floor
10:30 a.m.-1:40 p.m. Learning Lab Sessions
Topics TBA
Hynes, Hall C & Auditorium
11:50 a.m.-noon MMA Board of Directors Meeting: Election of Officers Hynes, Ballroom A, 3rd floor
noon-1:30 p.m. MIIA Luncheon and Business Meeting (by reservation only) Hynes, Ballroom B, 3rd floor
2-2:40 p.m.

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS – Saturday first session


Hynes, 2nd floor meeting rooms
3-3:40 p.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS – Saturday second session


Hynes, 2nd floor meeting rooms
4-5:30 p.m. Closing Session; Presentation of Innovation, Municipal Website and Town Report Awards
Speaker: Leon T. Andrews, Jr.
Hynes, Ballroom A, 3rd floor
5:45-6:45 p.m. President’s Reception Sheraton, Constitution Ballroom, 2nd floor
6:45-8:30 p.m. Closing Dinner (preregistration required)
Entertainment: TBA
Sheraton, Grand Ballroom, 2nd floor