03/14/2018 - Maine Municipal Association Nomination Process
The process of nominating MMA Executive Committee members and Vice President to serve in 2019 is under way. The Executive Committee guides MMA staff in making operational, financial and strategic decisions. The deadline to return a Statement of Interest to serve on this important board is Monday, May 7, 2018 by 12:00 noon. Read More..
03/07/2018 - How Is Maine Public Education Financed?
Educate Maine, in cooperation with the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, released a report today outlining public education spending in Maine, from the pre-K level all the way through public colleges and universities. The “primer” includes no recommendations and was produced as an information-only report.
03/05/2018 - Legislative Session Update
The Maine Municipal Association’s Legislative Bulletin updates members and legislators about municipally relevant legislative matters each week. This week, it looks at property tax liens, burn permits and E-911 costs, among other issues.
02/26/2018 - Toolkit for Newly Elected Officials
The International City Management Association (ICMA) is promoting a new resource that is designed to help new elected officials understand their roles and hire, retain and evaluate town and city managers. The resource is part of ICMA’s “Life, Well Run” campaign.
02/14/2018 - Maine Sustainability & Water Conference
The Sen. George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions will hold its annual conference on March 29 at the Augusta Civic Center. The keynote speaker, Dr. John M. Hagan, will speak on: “The science of when science doesn’t matter – and what to do about it.” Registration for attendance and exhibitors is open.
02/01/2018 - Making Maine Work Survey
Maine Municipal Association was asked by the Maine Development Foundation, Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Educate Maine to include municipal leaders in their “Making Maine Work” survey. They seek input into policies that are intended to promote economic growth. Survey responses are due a week from today, Feb. 8.
01/26/2018 - MMA Announces Internship Grant Awards
Maine Municipal Association is committed to assisting cities and towns with municipal workforce recruitment and development. The MMA Executive Committee is pleased to announce a pilot program in which the association will award three $1,500 grants to member municipalities that commit to hire a summer intern through the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center Maine Government Summer Internship Program.
01/26/2018 - UMA Drone Conference
The University of Maine at Augusta will hold a one-day conference – Drone Applications for Business: Navigating Your Airspace – on Feb. 17 at the Jewett Auditorium on the UMA campus. The conference will provide organizations and businesses with an understanding of how drones can bring their operations to a new level. Aviation experts will provide information on drone equipment, how they operate and potential applications.
01/23/2018 - Sheriffs Association Conference
Janine Driver, a former U.S. Department of Justice official and body language expert now known as “The Lyin’ Tamer,” will keynote the Maine Sheriffs Association Conference on March 13-15 at the Pepperell Mill Campus in Biddeford. The three-day event also will look at: municipal police accreditation; cyber crimes; and police department branding.
01/22/2018 - MMA 2018 Training Calendar
The complete list of Maine Municipal Association training for 2018 is now available. This list includes more than 90 events to be held across the state, hosted by MMA or the Affiliate Groups that we serve. Among the new MMA topics: regulating short-term vacation rentals; an advanced level of HR training; parliamentary procedures; leading effective meetings; and, a legal update on recreational marijuana.