Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, 2-3:30 p.m.

Building Strong Relationships Between Managers and Police Chiefs
Friday, 2-3:30 p.m., Room 204, 2nd floor, Hynes Convention Center
Presented by the Massachusetts Municipal Management Association
The police chief is a key member of any community’s management team. The relationship between the town administrator and police chief is critical to developing and maintaining a highly performing team. Hear from a panel of police chiefs and administrators about how they built success by working together.

Workshop eligible for MIIA Rewards points

PANELISTS
Kenneth Berkowitz is the police chief in Canton.
Adam Gaudette is the town manager in Northbridge.
Brian Kyes is the police chief in Chelsea.
John Petrin is the town administrator in Burlington.
Jennifer Thompson is the town administrator in Plainville.
Steven Wojnar is the police chief in Dudley.
MODERATOR
Jill Goldsmith is the town manager in Chatham and the chair of the Massachusetts Municipal Management Association’s Chiefs/Managers Committee.

Developments and Initiatives in Municipal Finance
Friday, 2-3:30 p.m., Room 210, 2nd floor, Hynes Convention Center
Presented by the Division of Local Services
The governor’s finance team will discuss the state budget and economic outlook as they affect cities and towns, and staff from the Division of Local Services will discuss a range of key municipal finance topics, including policy developments, data analysis and a legislative update.

PANELISTS
Zack Blake is chief of the Technical Assistance Bureau at the Division of Local Services.
Christopher Harding is commissioner of the Department of Revenue.
Michael Heffernan is secretary of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance.
Patricia Hunt is chief of the Municipal Finance Law Bureau at the Division of Local Services.
MODERATOR
Sean Cronin is the senior deputy commissioner at the Division of Local Services.

Growing Pains: Municipal Best Practices for the Marijuana Industry
Friday, 2-3:30 p.m., Room 208, 2nd floor, Hynes Convention Center
Presented by the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association
How are municipalities across the Commonwealth handling the rollout of this new industry? This intensive tutorial will address municipal best practices and a variety of topics, including negotiating host community agreements, changing zoning bylaws and ordinances, and how to treat money from marijuana establishments, all while understanding the differences among business practices and models across the cannabis industry.

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PANELISTS
Kathleen Colleary is the former chief of the Municipal Finance Law Bureau at the Division of Local Services and president of the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association.
Geoff Kravitz is the economic development director in Amherst.
Katherine Laughman is a shareholder at the law firm KP Law.
Amanda Zuretti is an associate at the law firm Petrini and Associates.
MODERATOR
John Goldrosen is the assistant town solicitor in Braintree.

Municipal Best Practices for Marijuana Host Community Agreements – KP Law presentation
Sample Host Community Agreement for Marijuana Retailer – KP Law
Sample Host Community Agreement for Marijuana Testing Facility – KP Law
Request for Qualifications, Adult Use Marijuana Retailers, Tyngsborough
Request for Qualifications, Adult Use Marijuana Retailers, Winchendon
Sample Host Community Agreement for Co-located Adult Use Marijuana Establishment and Medical Marijuana Treatment Center – KP Law
Sample HCA for Combined Development and Host Community Agreement – KP Law
• Request for Qualifications, Co-located Adult Use Marijuana Retail Establishment and Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Nantucket
• Application for Marijuana Establishment Host Community Agreement, Salem

Here Comes the Sun: Bringing Renewable Energy to Your Community
Friday, 2-3:30 p.m., Room 209, 2nd floor, Hynes Convention Center
Presented by the MMA Policy Committee on Energy and the Environment
In pursuit of lower energy costs and environmental benefits, cities and towns are increasingly seeking alternatives to fossil fuels for their municipal energy needs. For some, however, renewable energy seems out of reach. Gain information about funding, incentives and best practices to promote solar projects and electric vehicle procurement and usage across the Commonwealth.

PANELISTS
Stephanie Ciccarello is the sustainability coordinator for the town of Amherst.
Kaitlin Kelly is the manager of solar programs for the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources.
Stephen B. Russell is the alternative transportation program coordinator and Clean Cities coordinator for the Department of Energy Resources.
MODERATOR
Susan Bunnell is a selectman in Wilbraham and a member of the MMA Policy Committee on Energy and the Environment.

Labor Law Update: New Laws, Recent Cases and Agency Decisions
Friday, 2-3:30 p.m., Room 200, 2nd floor, Hynes Convention Center
Presented by the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association
Evolving legal issues in the areas of workplace safety, equal pay, injured-on-duty benefits, union agency fees, and other major court cases, agency decisions and legislation will have significant impacts on municipal labor and employment policies. Hear perspectives from three employment and labor law attorneys who have decades of experience in public sector law, including the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.

Workshop eligible for MIIA Rewards points

PANELISTS
Demitrios M. Moschos is a senior partner at the law firm Mirick O’Connell.
Melissa R. Murray is a partner at the law firm Norris, Murray & Peloquin.
Leo J. Peloquin is partner at the law firm Norris, Murray & Peloquin.
MODERATOR
Lisa C. Adams is a senior legislative analyst at the MMA.

Lowlights and Highlights of Agency Employment Decisions Reported in 2018

#MeToo in Town Hall: Creating a Safe, Respectful Workplace
Friday, 2-3:30 p.m., Room 201, 2nd floor, Hynes Convention Center
Presented by the Massachusetts Selectmen’s Association
What is a selectman’s role in creating a respectful work environment at town hall? Learn the steps to a safe workplace from experienced investigators and practitioners in the field. In the areas of ethics, social media, sexual harassment and more, it’s a good idea to be thoughtful about how you can have a positive impact in your town. Panelists will provide hands-on examples and code of conduct policies that you can bring to your town hall and start making a difference right away.

Workshop eligible for MIIA Rewards points

PANELISTS
Bill Cole is the human resources director in Barnstable.
Regina Ryan is the founder of Discrimination and Harassment Solutions.
MODERATOR
Katie Conlon is a selectman in Milton and a member of the Massachusetts Selectmen’s Association Board of Directors.

#MeToo in Town Hall, Regina Ryan – presentation
Setting the Tone: Creating a Respectful and Professional Work Environment, Bill Cole – presentation
Sample Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Policy, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

Proactive and Practical Steps to Reduce Municipal Cyber Risk
Friday, 2-3:30 p.m., Room 205, 2nd floor, Hynes Convention Center
Presented by the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association
How do you protect your community from a cyberattack? The first step is to understand what you are up against. Learn from industry professionals about the growing wave of cybersecurity attacks in cities and towns across the country. Social engineering, phishing, malware, ransomware, inadequate security, and password and encryption practices will be reviewed, and sample cyber risk insurance coverage terms will be outlined. Leave this seminar with best practices guidance and practical tips to immediately protect your community from financial and reputational cyberthreats.

Workshop eligible for MIIA Rewards points

PANELISTS
Greg Bautista is a partner and co-chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice at the law firm Wilson Elser.
David MacIntosh, CPCU, is a cyber liability coverage expert and consultant, and former managing director at Aon Benfield.
MODERATOR
Nancy Fermano is the property and liability operations manager at MIIA.

Recognizing and Responding to Opioid Issues in the Municipal Workforce and Your Community
Friday, 2-3:30 p.m., Room 202, 2nd floor, Hynes Convention Center
Presented by the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association
Understand how addiction works and the impact it has on loved ones, the workplace, and the community. Particular attention will be paid to what addiction looks like and what you can do to support employees who may be exhibiting signs of addiction, as well as destigmatizing addiction itself. Learn how municipal leaders can support long-term recovery in their community.

Workshop eligible for MIIA Rewards points

PANELIST
Dr. Ruth Potee is a board-certified family physician and addiction medicine physician at Valley Medical Group in Greenfield.
MODERATOR
Dave Chase is the creator and co-founder of Health Rosetta and author of “The Opioid Crisis Wake-up Call.”

Starter Homes: How to Welcome New Homeowners
Friday, 2-3:30 p.m., Room 206, 2nd floor, Hynes Convention Center
Presented by the Department of Housing and Community Development
Learn about the Department of Housing and Community Development’s new “Starter Home” program to encourage production of smaller homes. Hear why new housing production is important to address community demographic changes, economic development, and regional housing demand. Housing developers will share lessons learned and the steps local governments can take to encourage compact housing, which is ideally suited to serving the segment of the population that is sometimes called the “missing middle.”

PANELISTS
Dan Gainsboro is a developer with NOW Communities.
William Reyelt is the principal planner for the Smart Growth Program at the Department of Housing and Community Development.
Melissa Robbins is an attorney with the law firm Deschenes and Farrell.
MODERATOR
Chris Kluchman, FAICP, is director of the Housing Choice Program at the Department of Housing and Community Development.

Starter Homes: How to Welcome New Homeowners – presentation

The State of Municipal Recycling: Challenges and Opportunities
Friday, 2-3:30 p.m., Room 203, 2nd floor, Hynes Convention Center
Presented by the MMA Policy Committee on Energy and the Environment
Concerned about the challenges facing the solid waste and recycling marketplace in Massachusetts? If your community faces increased costs for recycling as a result of China’s National Sword policy, contamination in the recycling stream, and a decline in regional processing capacity, you are not alone. Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection officials will discuss the new Recycle Smart campaign and grant opportunities for implementing recycling education programs in your community. Learn from an industry leader about the changing financials of hauling and processing recyclables. And glean best practices from municipalities that have tested new approaches to addressing the recycling crisis.

PANELISTS
Bob Cappadona is vice president of Casella Recycling.
Julia Greene is a municipal assistance coordinator for Northeast District 3 at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
Arlene Miller is a former Longmeadow selectman and member of the town’s Recycling Commission, and a former municipal assistance coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
Brooke Nash is the branch chief for the Municipal Waste Reduction Program at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
MODERATOR
Ariela Lovett is a legislative analyst at the MMA.