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Upcoming Workshops

MMA's Local Planning Boards and Boards of Appeal sponsored by Maine Municipal Association - 10/22/14

Location: Bethel Inn, Bethel Time: Registration - 4:00-4:30 p.m. Workshop - 4:30-8:30 p.m. Light Meal - 6:00pm Cost: Members: MMA...
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MMA's Labor and Employment Law: Managing Municipal Personnel sponsored by Maine Municipal Association - 10/28/14

Location: Maine Municipal Association, Augusta Time: Registration - 8:30-9:00 a.m. Seminar - 9:00-2:30 p.m. Cost: Members: MMA Me...
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MMA's Grant Funding and Writing - 11/19/14

Location: Maine Municipal Association, Augusta Time: Registration - 8:00-8:30 a.m. Program - 8:30-4:00 p.m. Cost: Members: MMA Me...
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MMA's Local Planning Boards and Boards of Appeal sponsored by Maine Municipal Association - 12/9/14 (Video Conference)

Location: Northern Maine Development Commission, Fort Kent (Live Video Conference) Time: Registration - 4:00-4:30 p.m. Workshop -...
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Recent Announcements

09/22/2014 - Promoting MMA’s 2014 Convention

Maine Municipal Association today sent a media advisory encouraging reporters from across Maine to report from the Augusta Civic Center, site of our 2014 Convention on Oct. 1-2. There are many newsworthy sessions planned, including on the topics of: rail safety; Maine’s economic future; legalized marijuana; the federal Affordable Care Act; landfills vs. incineration with solid waste; and, how to build vibrant communities. For members, please note there’s still time to register!

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09/19/2014 - New Ad, Promotions for Question 6

Maine Municipal Association supports the Question 6 “Water Bond” that goes before voters on Nov. 4, and MMA is playing an active role in promoting it. The campaign today released a TV spot and social media promotions supporting the $10 million bond issue.

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09/10/2014 - Support for Question 6: The ‘Water Bond’

The Clean Water Coalition, which supports passage of Question 6 on the Nov. 4 election ballot, will hold a kickoff event in Falmouth on Monday, Sept. 15. Maine Municipal Association supports Question 6 and is playing an active role promoting its passage.

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09/05/2014 - NLC Conference: Austin, Texas

The National League of Cities will hold its largest training event of the year Nov. 18-22, 2014 in Austin. The theme of the Congress of Cities is “The Future of Cities” and, appropriately, futurist Mike Walsh will be the keynote speaker.

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08/29/2014 - New Legislative Policy Committee at MMA

Maine Municipal Association has released the list of the 70 newly elected members of its Legislative Policy Committee, which steers the organization during each legislative session in taking positions on bills that affect towns and cities. Each State Senate District is represented by two LPC members, who are elected by municipal officials from those areas.

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08/26/2014 - Maine Rural Water Association Fall Training

The Maine Rural Water Association will offer a variety of training opportunities this fall, starting on September 3.

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08/26/2014 - USDA Seeks Grant Applications

The U.S. Department of Agriculture requests grant applications for its Rural Community Development Initiative program. The program awards grants to organizations and municipalities that seek to improve their abilities to carry out house, community facilities and community and economic development projects.

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08/25/2014 - Eastport, Greenville Awarded Grants

The city of Eastport and the town of Greenville recently were awarded grants by the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development for downtown projects and to help a gourmet grill.

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08/20/2014 - New Officers at Maine Municipal Association

Selectman Stephan Bunker from the Town of Farmington, Selectwoman Patricia Sutherland from the Town of Chapman, Manager Laurie Smith from the Town of Kennebunkport and Councilor Cynthia Mehnert from the Town of Orono comprise the newly elected officers at MMA.

Their terms vary, and they all will join incoming MMA President Michelle Beal, Manager in the City of Ellsworth, in guiding MMA starting Jan. 1, 2015.

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08/11/2014 - Maine Fire Chief of the Year

The Maine Fire Chiefs’ Association seeks nominations for its Fire Chief of the Year Award. The deadline to nominate someone is Sept. 2. The award will be given out as part of the Maine Municipal Association Convention on Oct. 1.

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Last spring, Maine Municipal Association invited the three leading gubernatorial candidates to meet with our Executive Committee and discuss municipal issues. Independent Eliot Cutler and U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud accepted the invitations, addressing topics such as leadership style, municipal revenue sharing, K-12 education funding and much more.
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