9:00 – 10:45 a.m. WELCOME AND FEATURED SPEAKER
Lessons from Away: Planning, COVID and One Cape Cod
Kristy Senatori is the Executive Director of the Cape Cod Commission, where she leads a process of implementing innovative economic development, as well as planning and land-use policies that span municipal borders. She will speak about the “One Cape Cod” program, which includes how that region is dealing with COVID-19. A law school graduate, Kristy worked in the private sector for years before joining the Cape Cod Commission in 2008.
Presenter: Kristy Senatori, Executive Director, Cape Cod Commission
Certification: Valid for 1.5 MTCMA Certification credits in the following category: Leadership.
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MMA Annual Business Meeting
Please join us as MMA President Christine Landes, Vice President James Gardner, Jr. and Executive Director Stephen Gove shed light on MMA’s upcoming priorities and the unprecedented topics that arose in 2020.
Certification: Valid for 1.00 MTCMA Certification credit in the following category: Leadership.
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Break
12:30 – 1:45 p.m. MMA Addresses and Awards
During this period, President Landes and Vice President Gardner offer their views of MMA and municipal government in Maine. Also, the recipient of the Ethel Kelley Memorial Award – MMA’s most prestigious, annual member award – is recognized.
1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 2020-21 Legislative Update & Preview
COVID-19’s impact on town meetings and elections. Marijuana revenues. Abandoned roads. Solar power. The 2020 legislative session featured many high-impact municipal issues, and 2021 promises to do the same, with a special focus on municipal funding. Please “tune in” as MMA’s State & Federal Relations staff provides an important status report on Maine’s top legislative issues.
Presented & Moderated by: Kate Dufour, Director State & Federal Relations, MMA
Certification: Valid for 1.00 MTCMA Certification credit in the following category: Elected Relations.
3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 – 4:30 p.m. KEYNOTE SPEAKER
From Conflict to Conversation
The ideal of local government is its capacity to enable individuals to join together in recognizing and solving shared community problems. So, Maine, how are we doing? In this candid conversation, we’ll explore how cities and towns strengthen their ability to address even their most complex and sensitive issues in ways that are welcoming, respectful, collaborative, and purposeful. In the face of current crises that are stressing every facet of local government, there’s never been a more important time to assert that disagreement need not be disagreeable.
Presenter: Matt Lehrman, Social Prosperity Partners, Scottsdale, Arizona
Certification: Valid for 1.50 MTCMA Certification credits in the following category: Leadership.