At its Feb. 9 meeting, the MMA Board of Directors approved the rosters for the MMA’s five policy committees for 2021.

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 series, and the MMA’s legislative package (biennially).

Policy committees hold a regular schedule of meetings, usually one per month, currently being held virtually due to COVID-19. Each committee is assigned an MMA staff member to assist with its research, consideration of issues, and administrative functions.

Each committee has 23 members, composed of mayors, selectmen, councillors, city and town managers/administrators, and finance committee members, five “presidential appointees,” and five 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: Susan Bunnell, Select Board chair, Wilbraham
Fiscal: Thomas Ambrosino, city manager, Chelsea
Municipal and Regional Administration: Robert Dean, director of regional services, Franklin Regional Council of Governments
Personnel and Labor Relations: Anthony Mazzucco, general manager, Norwood
Public Works, Transportation and Public Utilities: James Lovejoy, Select Board member, Mount Washington

The full committee rosters and descriptions can be found on the MMA website.

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