Municipal Bulletin Board
(from the May 2009 Maine Townsman)


Municipal officials interested in serving on Maine Municipal Association’s Executive Committee should complete a Statement of Interest Form, which can be found on the MMA website (see address below), and forward it to the MMA Nominating Committee for consideration. Nominations are being accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2009.

MMA President Galen Larrabee has appointed the following people to the 2009 MMA Nominating Committee: Anne Swift-Kayatta, (Chair), Councilor, Town of Cape Elizabeth; Errol “Abe” Additon, Selectman, Town of Leeds; Margaret Daigle, Manager, City of Old Town; George “Bud” Finch, Manager, City of Eastport; Roger Katz, Mayor, City of Augusta.

The MMA Nominating Committee is charged with putting forth a “Proposed Slate of Nominees for the MMA Executive Committee” for election by the municipal members of MMA. The Executive Committee is the Association’s corporate board, consisting of 12 elected and appointed municipal officials representing the interest of member municipalities throughout the state. The Executive Committee has overall governance and fiduciary responsibility for the Association, its annual operating budget, and the development of policy and priority initiatives.

The Nominating Committee is scheduled to meet on May 14, and June 10. At the second meeting, the Nominating Committee will review nominations and interview candidates for the Vice President position.

For further information please visit the MMA Website at Information is available relating to the MMA Nominating Committee process, timetable, and access to the Statement of Interest Forms for the MMA Executive Committee and Vice President positions. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Theresa Chavarie at 1-800-452-8786 ext. 2211 or by e-mail at


The month of June kicks off MMA’s 2009 series of the Elected Officials Workshop (EOW). The workshop will be offered on June 16 at Spectacular Events in Bangor and on June 17 at the Holiday Inn Express in Saco.

This workshop will include information regarding municipal liability, the Right-to-Know law, home rule and ordinance authority, and other basic issues for selectmen and councilors. The EOW is especially helpful to newly elected officials.

Each workshop runs 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Registration is $40, with a half price discount for newly elected officials.

For more information, contact MMA’s Educational Services office, 1-800-452-8786 or go to the MMA website,


MMA will offer its Planning Board/Board of Appeals workshop in Ellsworth on June 24. This will be the only summer presentation of the PB-BA workshop and will be held at the Holiday Inn in Ellsworth.

For more information, contact MMA Educational Services office, 1-800-452-8786. You can register online at


A Basic Excise Tax Workshop will be held on June 11 at the Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway in Bangor. This workshop is sponsored by Maine Municipal Tax Collectors’ & Treasurers’ Association.

The instructor is Gilberte Mayo, town treasurer in Lincoln. Registration is $45 for MMTCTA members and $55 for non-members.

For more information, contact the MMA Educational Services office at 1-800-452-8786.