The MMA and Suffolk University are announcing that they will offer three MMA-Suffolk Municipal Finance Management Seminar programs in 2022.

The seminars will be held via Zoom over the course of five Fridays, with tentative start dates as follows:
• Winter 2022: Jan. 7
• Spring 2022: March 4
• Fall 2022: Oct. 21

The third program is being added due to an overwhelming response from cities and towns.

“We’ve seen great success with the program and are addressing a longstanding need,” said John Petrin, a retired town manager and senior fellow and liaison for the MMA-Suffolk programs. “We’re filling an important gap in preparing the next generation of municipal finance professionals.”

The seminar is designed to provide an overview of municipal finance in Massachusetts, including the operational aspects of finance structure, systems and processes in Massachusetts cities and towns. Topics include budgeting, financial reporting, treasury functions, property assessment, and costing out contracts.

The seminar is for municipal officials interested in furthering their careers in municipal finance or employees who are new to municipal finance. Applicants must be currently employed by a city or town, and must have the approval of their municipal manager, administrator or mayor to apply.

A new rolling application is available online as a fillable PDF. Applicants can choose which seminar they would like to be considered for, and will be informed of their status at the end of the application period.

For more information, visit or contact Katie McCue at 617-426-7272, ext. 111, or

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