Schedule

2018 MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show

All events are held at the Hynes Convention Center and the Sheraton Boston Hotel.
 
Thursday, January 18, 2018
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 19, 2018
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Conference Registration Hynes, Hall C foyer, 2nd floor
9:30-11 a.m.
Opening Session
Keynote Speaker: David Breashears
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: TBA
Hynes, Ballroom C, 3rd floor

2-3:30 p.m.

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS – Friday first session
• Best Practices for Veterans’ Services Programs
• Dealing With the Spillover Effects of the Opioid Epidemic
• Developments and Initiatives in Municipal Finance
• Inspire Engagement With a Citizens Academy
• Labor Law Update: Recent Cases and Agency Decisions
• Leading Locally on Economic Development
• Marijuana Law: The Way Forward for Municipalities
• Strategies for Managing Health Care Costs
• Using Municipal Cooperation to Improve Services and Achieve Savings
• Weathering Climate Change Through Preparation

Hynes, 2nd floor meeting rooms
3:45-5 p.m.
CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS – Friday second session
• Addressing Off-Duty Misconduct in the Social Media Age
• Combatting Climate Change With Clean Energy
• Hiring and Training a Modern Police Force
• Not Just for Accountants: Know Your Chart of Accounts
• A Practical Approach to Mitigating Cybersecurity Risks
• Recruiting a Town Manager in Times of Change
• Strong Families Make Strong Communities
• Successful and Effective Land Use and Zoning Policies
Hynes, 3rd 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: Dennis Lehane
(Preregistration required)
Sheraton, Grand Ballroom, 2nd floor

Saturday, January 20, 2018
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
 
10:15-11:45 a.m. MMA Annual Business Meeting
(incl. President’s Address)
Hynes, Ballroom A, 3rd floor

11:45 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
     
2-3:30 p.m.
CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS – Saturday session
• Boost Your Downtown With Better Parking Management
• Do’s and Don’ts of Municipal Social Media Policies
• Employment Liability Best Practices
• High-Quality Budget Presentations and GFOA Best Practices
• Leading the Way to a Thriving Workplace
• Municipal Law Update
• New Public Works Project Strategies
• Your Role in Making Your Community Healthier
 
Hynes, 2nd floor meeting rooms
3:45-5:15 p.m. Closing Session Speaker:
TBA
Hynes, Ballroom A, 3rd floor

6-7:15 p.m.

Presentation of Innovation, Municipal Website and Town Report Awards; President’s Reception

Sheraton, Constitution Ballroom, 2nd floor

7:15-9:15 p.m.

Annual Banquet (preregistration required)
Entertainment: Beatlejuice

Sheraton, Grand Ballroom, 2nd floor
 
 
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