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Our members are the local governments of Massachusetts and their elected and appointed leadership.
Convenient online registration is now open for the largest regular gathering of municipal officials in the state, the MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show, which will be held on Jan. 24 and 25, 2020, at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Hotel in Boston.
The MMA continues to develop the program for its 41st Annual Meeting, which will feature 34 timely workshops on topics such as cybersecurity, climate change, municipal and labor law, civic engagement, school finance, housing production, local licensing, the census, and transportation.
Program information about the 2020 MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show is posted on the MMA website as it becomes available. The event theme is “Values, Vision and Service.”
The MMA Annual Meeting is a forum for learning, networking, product and services information, and a celebration of the efforts and innovations in community governance. In addition to prominent speakers, workshops and the Trade Show, the two-day event features membership business meetings, receptions, awards programs and other activities.
The 2019 Annual Meeting was attended by a record 1,300 local leaders, and the Trade Show featured more than 225 exhibitors.
The MMA encourages new municipal officials, including selectmen elected this spring, to attend the two-day event. The morning of Jan. 24 will feature a special session for first-time attendees to help them get the most from the opportunity.
The advance Annual Meeting registration rate for MMA members is $185. After the early registration deadline of Jan. 15, all registrations will be done on-site at a rate of $235.
Online registration is available. The MMA accepts credit cards for Annual Meeting transactions. No Annual Meeting registrations can be accepted over the phone.
Reservations are also being accepted for the Women Elected Municipal Officials Leadership Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 24, and the Friday and Saturday evening dinners.
MMA Partnership Program members qualify for member rates. All Partnership Program members must renew membership with payment by Jan. 1 in order to register for and attend the MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show. Partnership Program renewals or applications will not be accepted at the Annual Meeting.
The Sheraton Boston Hotel, conveniently located adjacent to the Hynes, is the host hotel for 2019. The MMA negotiated a reduced room rate of $185 per night for a single or $195 per night for a double. The reduced-rate rooms are expected to sell out quickly, and reservations must be made by Dec. 27 to take advantage of the special rates.
Hotel reservations must be made directly with the hotel. To make reservations, call the Sheraton at 800-325-3535 or register online through the MMA website using the specific link for the MMA Annual Meeting rates.
For more information on the Annual Meeting, contact Timmery Kuck at 617-426-7272, ext. 106. For Trade Show and Partnership Program information, contact Karen LaPointe at 617-426-7272, ext. 154.