MMA annual meeting


I just registered for the business sessions of the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s annual meeting in January, which I have always found to be a great resource for ideas and new approaches.  Being frugal, I do not register for the dinners or the hotel, and just commute back and forth.  Here is the schedule for this year – let me know if there is something that you especially think I should cover.

Friday, January 24, 2014


8 a.m.-5 p.m Conference Registration Hynes, Hall C foyer, 2nd floor
9:30-11 a.m. Opening Session
Keynote Speaker: Jon Meacham
Hynes, Ballroom B, 3rd floor
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Municipal Trade Show Hynes, Hall C & Auditorium
Noon-1:30 p.m. WEMO Luncheon (preregistration required)
Speaker: Public Safety Secretary Andrea Cabral
Hynes, Ballroom C, 3rd floor
2-3:30 p.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS – Friday session
• Building Your Professional Network
• Civility in City Hall
• Data Breaches: Is Your Community Vulnerable?
• Hoarding Response: Increasing Effectiveness, Decreasing Costs
• Labor Law Update
• New Opportunities and Changes in Municipal Renewable Energy
• Options Outside of Civil Service
• Planning Ahead: Smart Growth and Sustainable Communities
• Pushing Broadband the Final Mile
• State and Local Economic and Budget Outlook
Hynes, 2nd floor meeting rooms
3:45-5:15 p.m. EMERGING ISSUES FORUMS
• Fiscal Stewardship and Sustainability
• Rebuilding the New England Village as a Healthy Community
• Technology, Transparency and Accessibility: Local Government on the Cutting Edge
Hynes, 3rd floor meeting rooms
6-7 p.m. Opening Reception Sheraton, Constitution Ballroom foyer, 2nd floor
7:15-9 p.m. Banquet Dinner, MMA President’s Address
Special guest: Liz Walker
(Preregistration required)
Sheraton, Grand Ballroom, 2nd floor
Saturday, January 25, 2014


8 a.m.-3:30 p.m Conference Registration Hynes, Hall C foyer, 2nd floor
7:30-8:30 a.m. Member Associations Breakfast Hynes, Ballroom B, 3rd floor
BUSINESS MEETINGS FOR MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS
8:30-10 a.m. • Massachusetts Municipal Councillors’ Association Hynes, room 306
8:30-10 a.m. • Massachusetts Selectmen’s Association Hynes, Ballroom C, 3rd floor
8:30-10 a.m. • Massachusetts Mayors’ Association Hynes, room 300
8:30-10 a.m. • Massachusetts Municipal Management Association Hynes, room 313
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Municipal Trade Show Hynes, Hall C & Auditorium
10:15-11:50 a.m. MMA Annual Business Meeting
(incl. President’s Address)
Hynes, Ballroom A, 3rd floor
11:50 a.m.-noon MMA Board of Directors Meeting: Election of Officers Hynes, Ballroom A, 3rd floor
noon-1:30 p.m. MIIA Luncheon and Business Meeting (by reservation only) Hynes, Ballroom B, 3rd floor
1:45-3:15 p.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS – Saturday session
• Beyond GO Bonds: Innovations in Infrastructure Improvement Finance
• Capital Planning: Affording the Big Stuff
• Connecting Veterans to Needed Services
• Federal and State Health Reform Update
• Giving Citizens Numbers They Can Understand: Citizen-Centric Reporting
• Grant Opportunities for Green Infrastructure
• Making the Case for Regional Emergency Dispatch
• Municipal Law Update
• Open Meeting Law Update
• Pavement Management: Making Your Chapter 90 Money Go Further
Hynes, 2nd floor meeting rooms
3:30-5:15 p.m. Closing Session
Gubernatorial Candidates’ Forum
Hynes, Ballroom A, 3rd floor
6-7:15 p.m. Presentation of Innovation, Municipal Website and Town Report Awards; President’s Reception Sheraton, Constitution Ballroom
7:15-9:15 p.m. Annual Banquet (preregistration required)
Entertainment: The Second City
Sheraton, Grand Ballroom

One response to “MMA annual meeting

  1. the workshop on data breaches is much needed

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