A Jan. 27 workshop on the future of work featured (clockwise from top left) Rachel Lipson, director of the Project on Workforce at Harvard University, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, Massachusetts Department of Transportation Undersecretary Scott Bosworth and Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rosalin Acosta.

On Feb. 17, the MMA concluded its first-ever Muni Workshop Webinar Series with a session on advancing diversity in public safety.

Recordings and supporting materials for all 12 webinars in the series are available on the MMA website.

When the 43rd MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show had to be switched to a virtual format due to the COVID surge, the popular, timely and informative workshops were changed to Zoom webinars, available to all members free of charge.

The hour-long webinars were held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays over the course of four weeks. Panelists included Cabinet secretaries and state agency leaders, a wide range of local officials, attorneys specializing in municipal issues, and numerous other subject-matter experts.

The following are the workshop titles:
• Fiscal Outlook
• Municipal Strategies for Online and In-Person Engagement
• The Future of Work: 8 Key Insights and Collaborative Solutions
• Municipal Law Update
• Overview of Draft Zoning Rules for MBTA Communities
• Creative Placemaking in Your Community
• Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Public Works and Other Municipal Departments
• Labor Law Update: New Laws, Recent Cases and Agency Decisions
• Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness: Tools and Tales
• Building a Culture of Cybersecurity: Minimum Baseline for Municipalities
• The State of Waste and Recycling
• Advancing Diversity in Public Safety

Workshop descriptions, panelists, supporting materials and video links can all be found in a central location on the MMA website.

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