Location: Remote Access – Live Webinar via ZOOM
Cost: MTCMA Member: $40; Non-Member: $80
Presenters: See Agenda
Rhonda Irish, MTCMA President & Manager, Town of Wilton; Jay Feyler, MTCMA Professional Development Co-Chair & Manager, Town of Union
8:45-9:30am: FEATURED SPEAKER – Communications Crossroads: Understanding and Engaging the Media
News Center Maine’s veteran political reporter, Don Carrigan, joins us for a discussion on positive media relations. Don will provide insight into media engagement, press release preparation and take a look at how media coverage has evolved over time.
Don is a native of South Bristol and has had a storied career as a reporter, anchor, photographer, debate moderator, news director and producer. He also spent three years working with U.S. Senator Bill Cohen. Don is now the State House bureau chief, covering political campaigns and other issues.
Presenter: Don Carrigan, Political Reporter, News Center Maine WCSH6
(MTCMA Certification: .75 credits Leadership and Elected Relations categories)
9:30-9:45am: BREAK/ SPONSOR PRESENTATION
9:45-11:00am: Developing Internal Control Policies
With nearly 30 years of experience conducting audits, Ron Smith has seen it all and can provide guidance on how to combat financial mismanagement. You will also hear from Jerre Bryant, who has been Westbrook’s Administrator since 2002. Jerre will speak on Westbrook’s unfortunate experience in 2016 which led to their implementation of more rigorous control policies.
Presenters: Ron Smith, Managing Partner, RHR Smith & Company, CPA’s; Jerre Bryant, City Administrator, City of Westbrook
(MTCMA Certification: 1.25 credits Finance/Budget and Leadership categories)
11:00-11:15am: BREAK/ SPONSOR PRESENTATION
11:15am-12:30pm: A Roadmap to Employee Benefits
Learn to navigate the complex world of employee benefits from the experts. Tracey Gould and Ann Willette from MMA Risk Management, Anne Wright from MMEHT and Susan Dublin of Group Dynamic, a 3rd party benefit administrator, will walk you through the options for municipal employers and their employees.
Presenters: Tracey Gould and Ann Willette, MMA Risk Management Services; Anne Wright, Director, Maine Municipal Employees Health Trust; Susan Dublin, Vice President Strategic Alliances & Product Development, Group Dynamic
(MTCMA Certification: 1.25 credits Finance/Budget and Human Resources categories)
12:30pm: SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP VOTE ON BYLAW AMENDMENT
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