MMA Annual Meeting and Trade Show


40th MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show
January 18 and 19, 2019
Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel


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 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
 
The theme for the MMA’s 40th Annual Meeting is “Strong Communities for a Stronger Commonwealth.”
 
Information for exhibitors

 

What members are saying about the MMA Annual Meeting…

“The MMA Annual Meeting is, bar none, the best networking opportunity for municipal officials in Massachusetts. It provides a great forum to discuss problem-solving scenarios and share ideas.”
– Thomas Hoye, Mayor, Taunton

“The MMA Annual Meeting offers many great workshops … and the networking is fun and worthwhile. The Trade Show has introduced us to new ideas we wouldn’t have taken advantage of otherwise. Basically, it’s all great!”
– Ellen Allen, Selectman, Norwell

“It is invaluable to discuss initiatives or programs that were successful, challenges that arose, and strategies that municipalities implemented to address community needs. I always look forward to attending this event and interacting with colleagues.”
– Julie Jacobson, Town Manager, Auburn

“Having hundreds of local officials from Massachusetts in the same room for two days allows you access to all of their ideas. … The workshops are where you learn the most and have the opportunity for Q&A. This opportunity is impactful.”
– Mike Zwirko, Councillor, Melrose

 workshop_audience_2017“The town’s management team that attends has an opportunity to get outside of the office, reflect on the status of goals, and brainstorm future objectives for consideration. … I think the greatest takeaway each year has been the ability to stay current with emerging issues and to obtain best practices on said issues.”
– Richard Tranfaglia, Human Resources Director, Natick

Titlesort descending Date
Annual Meeting Workshops, Friday First Session 11/15/2015
Annual Meeting Workshops, Friday Second Session 12/04/2017
Annual Meeting Workshops, Saturday Session 11/15/2015
Author: ‘Place’ is driving force in economy 01/26/2010
Berger: Recognize and use the invisible influence we have to persuade 01/31/2017
Breashears: Trust, humility are keys to team building 02/02/2018
Bruschi: Seize opportunities for greatness 01/27/2010
Cabral highlights value of women serving in elective office 02/02/2018
Closing Session: E.J. Dionne 12/12/2017
Cokie Roberts: Elected women make a difference 01/26/2011
Dionne calls for open debate, patriotism, empathy 02/02/2018
Emerging Issues Forums 12/14/2015
Entertainment: Beatlejuice 09/27/2017
Flutie speaks of growing autism epidemic 01/25/2011
Friday Dinner Speaker: Dennis Lehane 09/27/2017
Greitens urges engagement with wounded veterans 01/27/2011
Information for Exhibitors 01/11/2006
Kenneth Pickard Municipal Innovation Awards 01/26/2016
Keynote Address: David Breashears 09/27/2017
Keynote speaker urges local officials to embrace change 01/20/2015
Meacham cites lessons of leadership 01/28/2014
MMA launches annual 6th grade essay contest 09/01/2010
MSA to hold Annual Business Meeting Jan. 23 01/14/2016
Municipal Website Awards 09/15/2016
Raz highlights the power of narrative in creating change 02/05/2016
Rev. Liz Walker urges local officials to rebuild trust in institutions 02/06/2017
Tom Ashbrook revisits American, personal history in closing session 01/27/2017
Town Report Contest 07/24/2016
Vennochi examines role of gender in Coakley’s defeat 01/27/2010
Voting at the MMA Annual Business Meeting 12/28/2017

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