07/25/2016 - Municipal Issues Survey
MMA’s State and Federal Relations Department is conducting a municipal issues survey in an effort to inform its soon-to-be-elected 70-member Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) as members undertake the process of setting our legislative platform for the 2017-2018 session. The due date for the survey to be returned is Friday, Aug. 5. Results will be mailed to the newly elected LPC the following week. Read More..
07/25/2016 - University of Maine Grant Writing
The University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast will offer two professional certificate programs this fall, dealing with grant writing and relational health. Both of these offerings may be of interest to municipal officials statewide. Read More..
07/21/2016 - Planning Association Awards
The Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association (NNECAPA) is accepting nominations for its 2016 awards. Each year, NNECAPA recognizes special people, organizations and projects that contribute to the field of planning. The honors include: Citizen Planner of the Year; Professional Planner of the Year; Project of the Year; and, Plan of the Year.Read More..
07/18/2016 - Civic Innovation Survey
A new organization, the Maine Civic Innovation Initiative, seeks input via a short electronic survey about training and an upcoming event. The project is based in the Portland area, and the organization seeks statewide feedback about its effort and upcoming events. Read More..
07/15/2016 - State of the Nation’s Cities
The National League of Cities just released a 32-page report that looks at top issues facing municipalities throughout the U.S. No surprise, but economic development, public safety, infrastructure needs and opioid abuse top the list. Read More..
07/11/2016 - Comprehensive Veterans Website Update
The Maine Bureau of Veterans Services recently overhauled and updated its website, which includes many listings about programs and opportunities for Maine veterans. Municipal officials with an array of duties and capacities may find the new offerings to be useful to their citizens. Read More..
07/05/2016 - MMA Election Ballot: Please Vote
Maine Municipal Association Executive Director Stephen Gove sent member municipalities an update on the MMA Executive Committee election process. The deadline for filing a petition to the MMA Nominating Committee’s Slate of Vice President and Members to Serve on the Executive Committee closed on July 1. It is now time for member municipalities to complete their voting ballots. Ballots are due by noon on Friday, Aug. 12, and will be counted under the direction of MMA President Stephan Bunker. Read More..
06/28/2016 - MMA Ethel Kelley Award: Call for Nominations
The Maine Municipal Association is pleased to offer an opportunity for your municipality to nominate one of your own for the Association’s most prestigious award. This is the 31st year the Maine Municipal Association has made the Ethel Kelley Memorial Award in the name of dedication to the cause of good local government. The award will be presented to the successful municipal recipient by a member of the Selection Panel on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the MMA Awards Luncheon being held during the MMA Annual Convention at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
06/23/2016 - Septic System Installation Training
The Maine Rural Water Association will hold septic-system training July 19-20 in Richmond. The training includes both classroom instruction and field work. Attendees will be in the classroom to go over scarification, septic tanks and three different types of septic systems. Each topic will be followed by an outside demonstration. Read More..
06/20/2016 - Maryann Hartman Awards
Each year, three outstanding women in Maine are recognized with the Maryann Hartman Award, given in honor of the late Maryann Hartman, a speech and communication professor at the University of Maine. Awards organizers encourage municipal governments to consider nominating deserving women for this honor. Read More..