MMA Weekly Review

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I attended the Massachusetts Select Board Association’s program on July 28, and afterwards suggested to our Town Administrators that Medfield should buy some of the featured Owl meeting cameras, given how impressive they are at broadcasting meetings: 360 degree view, tracks speakers when moving, and contains a contemporaneous transcript (for the hard of hearing and to solve poor quality audio).

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MMA Website Weekly Review
A digest of all the latest updates we’ve posted this week on

 Gov. signs law extending voting provisions through Dec. 15
On July 29
Gov. Charlie Baker today signed a $261.6 million supplemental budget for fiscal 2021 that includes provisions to extend early voting through Dec. 15, 2021. …MMA relaunches MassTown Careers campaign to promote municipal jobs
On July 25
As we emerge from the pandemic and many people are reassessing their career paths, the MMA is relaunching its MassTown Careers campaign, an initiative aimed at attracting a new generation of workers to rewarding careers in the state’s 351 cities and towns. …Select board group discusses the future of public meetings
On July 28
The future of public meetings was the topic of the fourth and final webinar in the Massachusetts Select Board Association’s Leadership Conference series today. …MMA HSC discusses ARPA funding for human services
On July 29
The MMA Human Services Council’s Annual Business Meeting on July 29 featured a discussion about American Rescue Plan Act funding for human services. …Management Association awards 4 Galkowski scholarships
On July 25
The Massachusetts Municipal Management Association in June awarded scholarships from the Nancy Galkowski Legacy Fund to four local officials. …Maintaining HVAC systems will reduce health, equipment risks
On July 28
As students return to classrooms and employees return to their offices, it’s vital that communities make sure their HVAC systems are operating efficiently and effectively. Doing so will reduce the risk of equipment failure and provide a safer, healthier environment. …In Case You Missed ItLet us know about your local news
Every day across the Commonwealth, municipal leaders are figuring out ways to deliver services more efficiently, save taxpayers money, engage more citizens in the vital work of local government, or generally improve the effectiveness of the layer of government that has the most direct impact on people’s lives. …New in Advocacy

Lacking analysis of costs and implications, MMA urges Public Service Committee to reject COVID presumption and benefit extension bills
On July 27, Testimony

MMA outlines municipal priorities for state’s use of ARPA funds
On July 27, Testimony

MMA provides comments on MassDEP’s proposed regulatory changes under Water Management Act
On July 26, Testimony

MMA outlines municipal positions on a number of bills before the Revenue Committee
On July 22, Testimony

MMA urges House Committee on Federal Stimulus to support use of ARPA funds for key municipal priorities
On July 20, Testimony
 ARPA, CARES and FEMAFederal Funds Resource Area
The MMA has gathered a wide range of resources related to the three key federal pandemic-related funding streams: ARPA, CARES and FEMA. This page will be continuously updated with all the resources local government needs to make use of these funding streams.New in COVID-19 GuidanceWhen You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated – How to Protect Yourself and Others, updated July 27 (CDC)

COVID Data Tracker: COVID-19 Integrated County View (CDC)

Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Vaccine Boosters, July 8 (CDC, FDA)

Federal Funds Resource page

COVID-19 Weekly Public Health Report

See our entire COVID-19 resource centerUpcoming MMA Events

Management Association summer meeting – August 19

Councillors’ Association webinar – September 9

Select Board Association webinar – September 10

Management Association meeting – September 17

MMHR Fall Conference – September 23

View our entire event calendarNew this week in Municipal Job Listings

We’ve added 65 new listings to our municipal job board this week, including openings for HR Director, Network Administrator, Planner, DPW Foreman, Tourism Marketing Manager, Assistant City Clerk, Public Space Planner, Project Engineer and Assistant Accountant. View these listings, and more, on our job board.
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