Workshops & Training


MMA's Elected Officials Workshop sponsored by the Maine Municipal Association – 12/19/19- Live Video Conference

Location: Northern Maine Development Commission, 11 West Presque Isle Rd., Caribou, ME 04736
Time: Registration: 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. |  Workshop: 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: MMA Member Municipality/Patron: $45
Presenters: Attorneys and staff from the MMA Legal Services and Communication and Educational Services Departments

Who Should Attend:
This workshop is a “must” for newly elected and veteran officials - councilors and selectpersons - as well as a wonderful opportunity to learn key points of your new position while networking with officials from around the state. (Qualifies as Maine FOAA Training.)

Course Description:
A perfect opportunity for elected officials to take advantage of the expertise that the Maine Municipal Association has to offer, attain a better understanding of their role as public officials, and stay abreast of ever-changing local government responsibilities and issues.

Frequently Asked Questions:
•    What are our rights and duties as officials?
•    Can we hold multiple offices?
•    Which of our meetings are open to the public?
•    Must we have an agenda and take minutes?
•    What ordinances can we enact?
•    What are our liabilities and immunities?
•    What is a disqualifying conflict of interest?

Workshop Materials:
Participants may find it helpful to bring their Municipal Officers Manual (2016). To order, call MMA Publications at (800) 452-8786 to place an order or visit https://memun.org/About-Us/Do-Business-with-MMA/Order-Publications. It may also be printed or downloaded for free from MMA’s website, under the Member Center.





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