Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (right) discusses the PROMISE Act with the 2019 MMA Fiscal Policy Committee during their first meeting of the year on Feb. 26 at the MMA office in Boston. Listening is committee chair and Lexington Town Manager James Malloy.

At its Feb. 12 meeting, the MMA Board of Directors approved the new rosters for the MMA’s five policy committees for 2019.

More than 100 local officials from communities across Massachusetts serve on the MMA policy committees, which advise the MMA Board of Directors, staff and MMA members on legislative, regulatory and public policy issues.

The committees also draft resolutions for the MMA’s Annual Business Meeting, municipal best practices, and the MMA’s legislative package (biennially).

Policy committees have a regular schedule of meetings – usually one per month – at the MMA office. Each committee is assigned an MMA staff member to assist with its research, consideration of issues, and administrative functions.

Each committee has 22 members, comprised of mayors, selectmen, councillors and aldermen, city and town managers/administrators, and finance committee members, plus four “presidential appointees” and four technical appointees. Presidential and technical appointees serve one-year terms, while the other members serve three-year terms.

The following are the chairs of each committee:

Energy and the Environment: Robin Craver, town manager, Charlton
Fiscal: James Malloy, town manager, Lexington
Municipal and Regional Administration: Donna Holaday, mayor, Newburyport
Personnel and Labor Relations: Anthony Mazzucco, general manager, Norwood
Public Works, Transportation and Public Utilities: James Lovejoy, selectman, Mount Washington

The full committee rosters and staff portfolios can be found here.

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