Who is a member?
Our members are the local governments of Massachusetts and their elected and appointed leadership.
The Massachusetts Municipal Councillors’ Association, a member group of the MMA, is seeking councillors for its Board of Directors.
Any councillor in Massachusetts may complete the online nomination form and submit his or her name for consideration. The form must be completed by Oct. 9.
Nominations are being sought for three officer positions on the MMCA Board of Directors – MMCA president, first vice president and second vice president – and five district representatives.
The districts are as follows:
District 1: Agawam, Amherst, Chicopee, Easthampton, Greenfield, Holyoke, North Adams, Northampton, Palmer, Pittsfield, Springfield, West Springfield, Westfield
District 2: Fitchburg, Framingham, Gardner, Leominster, Marlborough, Southbridge, Worcester
District 3: Amesbury, Beverly, Gloucester, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Methuen, Newburyport, Peabody, Salem, Woburn
District 4: Attleboro, Barnstable, Braintree, Brockton, Fall River, Franklin, New Bedford, Quincy, Randolph, Taunton, Weymouth
District 5: Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Newton, Revere, Somerville, Waltham, Watertown, Winthrop
MMCA officers serve a one-year term (2021), and district representatives serve two-year terms (2021-2022). MMCA Board members also serve on the MMA Board of Directors.
Board responsibilities include attendance at MMCA and MMA Board meetings. The MMA Board meets on the second Tuesday of most months, typically in Boston from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Due to the COVID pandemic, the board is currently meeting virtually from 10 to 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of most months.) MMCA Board responsibilities also include participation at regional and statewide meetings for councillors.
After interviewing all nominees, the MMCA Nominating Committee will prepare a single slate of nominations for election during the MMCA’s Annual Business Meeting, to be held virtually in January 2021.
In performing its responsibilities for identifying, recruiting and recommending candidates to the MMCA Board, the Nominating Committee is committed to including qualified candidates who reflect diverse backgrounds.
For more information about the MMCA, including the list of communities in each district, visit www.mma.org/members/councillors.