For the past month, the MMA has been gathering updates from cities and towns for its 2021-2022 Massachusetts Municipal Directory, a comprehensive resource for connecting with colleagues in local government.

On May 3, municipalities started receiving emails with login information and a link to an online tool that they can use to update their community’s information. Emails have been sent to all cities. Towns receive the emails on a rolling basis shortly after their annual elections.

As of May 22, 129 communities had updated their information using the convenient online tool. Middleborough was the first community to complete its updates this year, with Town Manager Robert Nunes submitting them at 11:25 a.m. on May 3.

In most cases, the emails go to the chief municipal official and to a selected designee in each community. They are asked to review and update an online form, which is pre-populated with personnel information that the MMA currently has on file. The form should take only a few minutes to update and submit.

The MMA is also accepting advertising orders for the directory. Organizations that are interested in advertising in the directory can download and complete the advertising form. Completed advertising forms should be sent to Karen LaPointe at

The Massachusetts Municipal Directory includes listings of local officials and contact information, as well as demographic and financial data, for all of the state’s 351 cities and towns. There are also sections devoted to state and federal government agencies, relevant professional organizations, and regional school districts, as well as a guide to products and services for municipalities.

The new edition of the directory is expected to be published in early September.

For more information, contact Directory Editor Jennifer Kavanaugh or Database Administrator Ruby Sadoques at