07/25/2017 - School, Workplace Violence Training
The Brewer Police Department, Penobscot Emergency Management Agency and Maine Emergency Management Agency will host a two-day school entitled “School and Workplace Violence: Planning and Response” on August 28-29. This course is intended for: business managers and owners; school administrators; police agencies; fire agencies; dispatch services; and, management of all other organizations such as government entities, churches, and medical centers.
07/13/2017 - New Education State Funding Figures
The state Department of Education just released district-by-district figures that reflect the recently passed increase, from the state, for K-12 public education funding. The numbers are important for municipalities as they set property tax rates for the coming year.
07/06/2017 - State Education Department Clarifies School Subsidy Timing
Knowing that many communities are eager to know their increases in state K-12 education aid, the Maine Department of Education today issued an advisory explaining that the increases are coming, but the funding formula details still must be worked out. The state expects to provide details by July 21.
06/28/2017 - Natural Resource Conservation Grants
The Nature Conservancy is seeking initial proposals for a new round of competitive grants from the Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program, which the organization administers on behalf of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. More than $3 million will be available in 2017 for those seeking to protect wetland and significant wildlife habitat in Maine. Restoration and enhancement projects are strongly encouraged in this round.
06/27/2017 - Recreational Marijuana Resource Area
Maine Municipal Association today launched an online resource area to help municipal officials make decisions about legal use of recreational marijuana. The area includes sample ordinances, legal documents and more. We intend to grow this section of our website over time, and ask members to send us local ordinances and documents that may be useful.
06/20/2017 - Photo Contest Deadline Extended
The 2017 Maine Municipal Association Photo Contest is under way, and the new deadline is Wednesday, July 19. The contest has several categories and is a great opportunity to make your community shine.
06/06/2017 - Land for Maine’s Future Proposals
The Land for Maine’s Future Board seeks proposals for land conservation projects, with approximately $4.5 million in Land for Maine’s Future funds available for new projects. Proposals that seek to protect deer wintering areas will receive priority.
06/01/2017 - Ethel N. Kelley Memorial Award Nominations Sought
Maine Municipal Association is seeking nominations for its most prestigious annual award, the MMA Ethel N. Kelley Memorial Award. The award recognizes distinguished service at the municipal government and community level, and will be presented at MMA’s Annual Convention, on Oct. 4.
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..