Schedule

2017 MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show

All events are held at the Hynes Convention Center and the Sheraton Boston Hotel.
 
Thursday, January 19, 2017
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 20, 2017
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Conference Registration Hynes, Hall C foyer, 2nd floor
9:30-11 a.m.
Opening Session
Keynote Speaker: Jonah Berger
Hynes, Ballroom B, 3rd floor

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Municipal Trade Show

Hynes, Hall C & Auditorium
Noon-1:00 p.m.
Special Inauguration Viewing
Presidential oath of office and remarks
Hynes, Ballroom B, 3rd floor
Noon-1:30 p.m.
WEMO Luncheon (preregistration required)
Speaker: Liz Walker
Hynes, Ballroom C, 3rd floor

2-3:30 p.m.

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS – Friday session
• Bridges and Culverts: Repair, Replace, Reconstruct
• Developments and Initiatives in Municipal Finance
• District Management for Your Downtown Revitalization Effort
• Eight Minutes With a Highly Effective Manager
• Impact of Rising Health Care Costs on Municipalities
• Labor Law Update
• Recent Developments in Addressing the Opioid Crisis
• Succession Planning for Success
• Understanding and Managing Stress
• Water Infrastructure Funding Challenges

Hynes, 2nd floor meeting rooms
3:45-5:15 p.m.
EMERGING ISSUES FORUMS
• Climate Change: Adaptation and Mitigation in our Communities
• Community Policing 2.0: Public Safety and Public Responsibility
• Healthy Aging in the Commonwealth
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 Eckersley
(Preregistration required)
Sheraton, Grand Ballroom, 2nd floor

Saturday, January 21, 2017
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
• Best Practices for Municipal Recycling and Waste Diversion Programs
• Conducting an Investigative Audit
• Getting IT Right: Reliability, Security and Managing Change
• Housing That Fits: Meeting the Needs of Your Community
• Maximize the Return on Your Investment in Workplace Safety
• Municipal Law Update
• Strategies for Advancing Municipal Transportation Projects
• Strategies in Municipal Emergency Management
• Successfully Navigating the JLMC Process
• Understanding Municipal Responsibilities Under the New Public Records Law
 
Hynes, 2nd floor meeting rooms
3:45-5:15 p.m. Closing Session Speaker:
Tom Ashbrook
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: Mike Birbiglia

Sheraton, Grand Ballroom, 2nd floor
 
 
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