A man and a woman speak one on one at a meeting for state and local officials

Rep. Michael Day (left) speaks with Wakefield Town Councillor Mehreen Butt during an MMA Legislative Breakfast Meeting in Andover on March 22.

Registration is open for the MMA’s six fall Legislative Breakfast Meetings, which will be held on Sept. 20 and 27 and Oct. 4.

Twice a year, the MMA hosts a series of meetings in communities across the state to give local leaders, legislators and MMA staff the opportunity to network in an informal setting, exchange information and discuss issues of importance in state and local government.

The 2019-2020 legislative session is approaching the halfway mark, and the MMA is tracking hundreds of bills that would affect cities and towns. Relevant bills will be discussed, along with topics such as education finance, economic development and housing, municipal recycling and recreational marijuana.

City and town officials from every community are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to talk about local successes and challenges and to give input on the MMA’s legislative priorities.

A continental breakfast will be provided at 8 a.m. Introductions will begin at 8:15, followed by presentations and Q&A. The meetings will end by 10 a.m.

The meetings are free to attend, but members are asked to pre-register.

Attendees are urged to contact their local legislators and invite them to attend as well.

Meetings will be held on the following Fridays:
Sept. 20
Becket: Town Hall Community Room, 557 Main St.
Wilbraham: Public Library, Brooks Room, 25 Crane Park Drive

Sept. 27
Fitchburg: Fitchburg State University, Hammond Building Meeting Room G01/01B, 160 Pearl St.
Marlborough: Jericho Lodge, 496 Brigham St.

Oct. 4
Halifax: Town Hall, Great Room, 499 Plymouth St.
Lynnfield: Al Merritt Media Center, 600 Market St., Suite 682

For more information, visit www.mma.org or contact Alandra Champion at 617-426-7272, ext. 121, or achampion@mma.org.

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