Who is a member?
Our members are the local governments of Massachusetts and their elected and appointed leadership.
Due to the COVID emergency, the MMA office at One Winthrop Square in Boston remains closed, but MMA staff continue to support the important work of our members remotely.
As of mid-March, all MMA staff were given the tools and resources to work safely from home. The MMA continues to offer all of its member services, including existing and new ways to connect members to timely information on the COVID-19 crisis, training and learning opportunities to help members lead their communities, and the latest advocacy efforts on Beacon Hill.
The MIIA team is also fully engaged with trainings, informative webinars, communications about renewals, and answers to any insurance-related questions for MIIA members.
“Because the health and safety of our staff and membership is our top priority, the MMA staff will be working remotely at least until June 1,” said MMA Executive Director Geoff Beckwith, “and we will not produce any in-person membership meetings, either on-site or off-site, until July 1 at the earliest.
“We are working with all membership groups and affiliates to reschedule and/or rework all previously planned meetings into remote sessions or webinars as appropriate, as well as scheduling and producing new virtual/online meetings, based on the capacity of our staffing and resources.
“In-person networking and learning experiences are clearly superior to distant, remote or virtual sessions for our core members,” Beckwith continued. “However, this new format, while temporary, has the advantage of broadening our potential circle of engagement, and may attract greater participation from smaller communities and those in more distant regions. One of the MMA’s goals is to emerge from the COVID-19 emergency with a larger corps of active and engaged members in all of our groups.”
As always, members may reach any member of the MMA staff at their email address (first initial, last name @mma.org) or by calling 617- 426-7272 and the person’s extension number, which is listed on the MMA website.