02/02/2016 - Smart Stream Culvert Training
Doing road-stream crossing projects the right way is very important. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries, Maine Audubon and many other organizations will sponsor a series of Stream-Smart Road Crossing Workshops, beginning on Feb. 24 in Wells and ending April 12 in Whitneyville. The workshop is helpful for preparing Water Bond grant applications. Read More..
02/01/2016 - Loss of Our Colleague and Friend, Ed MacDonald
It is with great sadness this morning that we inform you that, Ed MacDonald, Loss Control Manager in the Risk Management Services Department, died Friday evening in a tragic, single automobile accident. Ed was commuting home to Woolwich after work. As some of you may know, Ed was retiring in a couple weeks. As you can imagine, staff is devastated by this news and the loss of our colleague and friend. We are fortunate to have a wonderful staff here who will support each other during this tough time. We know that many of you knew Ed from the many years of helpful loss control and safety services he provided you. / Regards, Stephen W. Gove, Executive Director, Maine Municipal Association Read More..
01/29/2016 - Innovation in Government Applications
Each year, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University solicits grant applications that “demonstrate creative and effective government at its best.” That time is now, and applications are due on April 15, 2016. All units of government are eligible and the top award is a $100,000 prize. Read More..
01/25/2016 - Farmers Market Convention
Who isn’t interested in healthy living and healthy eating these days? If your community is, then consider attending the Eighth Annual Maine Farmers Market Convention, on Sunday, Jan. 31 at Maple Hill Farm Inn in Hallowell. The convention will cover an array of topics, from pricing and profits to regulation and insurance. Read More..
01/22/2016 - Municipal Internship Program Available
The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine offers assistance with paid summer internships for college students who are interested in working with municipal or county government. The benefit to municipalities is that MCSPC staff oversees the recruitment and selection process. The Maine Town, City and County Management Association is a partner in this effort. Read More..
01/15/2016 - First Legislative Bulletin This Session
You know a new legislative session is under way when Maine Municipal Association’s State & Federal Relations staff posts its first weekly Legislative Bulletin. They did that today, looking at bills that deal with school funding and ambulance response rates paid by the state, among others. Read More..
12/22/2015 - MMA Publishes 2016 Training Calendar
Maine Municipal Association will present, host and staff 95 training events and workshops throughout the state in 2016, starting with an Elected Officials Workshop in Augusta on Jan. 28 and ending with “Winter Issues” training for General Assistance employees on Dec. 9. The complete training calendar, which includes new offerings on Regulating Drones, Updating Firearms Laws and Effective Time Management, is now available at the MMA website. Read More..
12/21/2015 - Maine Real Estate Forecast
The Maine Real Estate & Development Association will hold its annual Forecast Conference on Jan. 21, 2016 at Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland. This conference has municipal interest in that top experts look ahead at Maine’s economy, breaking down both the commercial and residential real estate markets. Read More..
12/10/2015 - All-America City Applications
The National Civic League is accepting applications for its All-America City program, which recognizes 10 communities in the U.S. each year. The process increases civic engagement and the ability to assess a community’s strengths, as well as potentially receive positive publicity and image enhancement. Read More..
12/02/2015 - Technology, HR Conference Ideas Sought
The 2016 Municipal Technology Conference will be held on May 5 at the Augusta Civic Center. The Municipal HR Conference – our second ever – will be held on June 7 at Thomas College. Now is the time to suggest municipally relevant topics that our experts can explore! Please email ideas to: ResourceCenter@memun.org
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