38th MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show
January 20 & 21, 2017
Hynes Convention Center & Sheraton Boston Hotel
The MMA’s annual Trade Show, at the Hynes Convention Center, features more than 200 exhibitors offering the latest products and services of interest to the cities and towns of Massachusetts.
The Trade Show hours are:
• Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
• List of 2017 MMA Trade Show exhibitors (472K PDF)
Some exhibitors will be offering seminars during the Trade Show on Friday, January 20.
Web-based Pavement and Asset Management Software
Noon-12:50 p.m. – Theatre A, Auditorium, Hynes Convention Center
Presented by StreetScan Inc. (Booth 824-828)
See a demonstration of StreetScan’s pavement management solution, which includes multi-sensor ScanVan conducted street inspection, automated data processing, and visualization of all resulting data in the web-based GIS application. The application’s decision-making engine suggests and prioritizes repair strategies, calculates cost based on unit cost provided by the customer, and creates long-term pavement management scenarios based on available budgets.
What’s New in Municipal Energy?
Noon-12:50 p.m. – Theatre B, Auditorium, Hynes Convention Center
Presented by MassDevelopment (Booth 1109)
MassDevelopment, the Department of Energy Resources and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center will present a new initiative regarding clean energy and energy finance to support economic development for municipalities across the Commonwealth.
How the Operational Services Division Works With Local Governments
1-1:50 p.m. – Theatre A, Auditorium, Hynes Convention Center
Presented by Massachusetts Operational Services Division (Booth 102)
The Operational Services Division will cover the role of OSD and statewide contracts, and discuss COMMBUYS adoption stories and savings examples from cities and towns across the Commonwealth.
Electricity Procurement Strategies for Municipalities
1-1:50 p.m. – Theatre B, Auditorium, Hynes Convention Center
Presented by Constellation (Booth 1101-1103)
Winter is a good time for municipalities to review how they are buying electricity and whether it’s really working. For municipalities, it is important to proactively manage costs and reduce risks. In this session, experts from Constellation will provide information about energy management and today’s market activity to help your team make more informed energy decisions.
Engaging Your Taxpayers in Financial Decisions
2-2:50 p.m. – Theatre A, Auditorium, Hynes Convention Center
Presented by Visual Government Inc. (Booth 1812)
Visual Government will demonstrate a free, open-source solution for opening up your financial data, performance and planning, to facilitate informed and engaged conversations about your budget and priorities, using WordPress and Visual Budget.
Municipal Resiliency: A Simple Process to Protect Communities from Climate Impacts
2-2:50 p.m. – Theatre B, Auditorium, Hynes Convention Center
Presented by Weston & Sampson (Booth 1007-1009)
This seminar will present a simple process to evaluate climate exposure, risk, vulnerabilities, and adaptation strategies from climate impacts. There will be review of modeling methods to evaluate future exposure/inundation areas and using GIS for data illustration and evaluation. Focus will be on design strategies to protect municipal assets such as buildings, bridges, roadways and treatment/pumping facilities. Recent work with the Division of Capital Asset Management and the city of Lynn will also be presented.
Preparing for Town Meeting: What Does the Municipal Modernization Act Mean and Changes You Need to Know About
3-3:50 p.m. – Theatre A, Auditorium, Hynes Convention Center
Presented by KP Law, P.C. (Booth 1027)
KP Law will discuss changes that municipalities need to be aware of as they begin to prepare for annual town meetings and highlight some of the important changes included in the Municipal Modernization Act.
The Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) General Permit: What Is Required and How to Do It Cost Effectively
3-3:50 p.m. – Theatre B, Auditorium, Hynes Convention Center
Presented by Horsley Witten Group (Booth 721)
This session will feature a discussion of what the new permit requires, how to establish current and future stormwater expenditures for your municipality, and how to combine programs to save money. Session highlights include understanding cost and savings potential before planning and budgeting for a stormwater program, and will feature New England community examples.
Funding for Resilience Projects
4-4:50 p.m. – Theatre A, Auditorium, Hynes Convention Center
Presented by Dewberry (Booth 1039)
The session will review success stories and lessons learned from applications to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for funds through its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.