05/25/2017 - Proposed Slate of MMA Executive Committee Members
Maine Municipal Association’s 2017 Nominating Committee is pleased to put forth a slate of four candidates to join the organization’s 12-member Executive Committee on Jan. 1, 2018, including the vice president. Our current President is Laurie Smith, Town Manager in Kennebunkport. Laurie will be succeeded as president by Linda Cohen, City Councilor in South Portland, our current vice president.
05/19/2017 - Cyber Security Planning
Community Cybersecurity Exercise Planning is designed to provide a foundational knowledge of community cyber security in order to prepare exercise planners to incorporate cyber-attacks and incidents into their programs. The Maine Emergency Management Agency will host a two-day planning session on this topic, June 13-14. Read More..
05/15/2017 - Tactical Urbanism and Build Maine
The annual Build Maine Conference will be held on June 9 in Lewiston and this year, it will be preceded by a Safe Streets Tactical Repair Workshop, which will be held on June 8 in the same city. The Maine Town, City & County Management Association and the Maine Chapter of the American Public Works Association are encouraging members to attend. MMA is a co-sponsor of the Build Maine Conference. Read More..
05/03/2017 - 2017 MMA Photo Contest
The Maine Municipal Association is looking for your "Community's Best Shots!" Municipalities are invited to submit entries reflecting your community’s pride, uniqueness and beauty. Entries are due by Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Winners will be announced at MMA’s 2017 Convention in Augusta. Read More..
05/02/2017 - NBRC Grant Period Open
The Northern Border Regional Commission is encouraging municipalities to apply for up to $1.8 million in available grants that can help in the areas of telecommunications, energy efficiency, economic development – and more. The deadline for grant applications is mid-June. A local match is required. Read More..
05/01/2017 - Upcoming Rural Water Training Opportunities
The Maine Rural Water Association will offer a number of training opportunities around the state in May. Topics include portable generator installation, OSHA standards training, excavation safety and high-density polyethylene pipe (HDPE). MRWA provides beneficial training for utility personnel, public works personnel, planning boards, select boards, CEOs and contractors. Read More..
04/27/2017 - Census LUCA Training Sessions
Representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau will hold three training programs for municipal officials, concerning the upcoming community participation effort regarding Local Updating of Census Addresses. Workshops will be held in South Portland, Augusta and Bangor, starting on May 15. Webinars about the importance of LUCA are also available. Read More..
04/19/2017 - Maine Association of Planners Award Nominations
MAP seeks nominations for its annual awards in four distinct categories: Professional Planner of the Year; Citizen Planner of the Year; Project of the Year; and, Plan of the Year. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, April 26. Awards will be given on May 12, at MAP’s Annual Meeting in Freeport. Read More..
04/18/2017 - Census Participation Sought
Preparations are under way by the U.S. Census Bureau for the decennial Census that officially begins three years from now. Municipal officials may have received some information about this already. While it may appear that there is a December 2017 deadline, the Census Bureau is hopeful that local officials will formally consider their participation in the Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) before July 1, 2017. Read More..
04/13/2017 - Public Comment Period: Scoring Conservation Projects
The Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) Board seeks public comments on proposed changes to the LMF proposal scoring criteria and the process used for selecting future conservation projects.
Public comments can be submitted in writing to Sarah Demers, LMF Director, at the linked contact information. Written public comments will be taken until May 16. The public will have an opportunity to offer verbal comments to the LMF board on May 16.