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Upcoming Workshops

MMA's Local Planning Boards and Boards of Appeal sponsored by Maine Municipal Association - 11/1/16

Location: Washington County Community College - Calais, ME Time: Registration: 4:00 – 4:30 pm | Workshop: 4:30 – 8:30 pm Cost: MM...
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MMA's Local Planning Boards and Boards of Appeal sponsored by Maine Municipal Association - 12/8/16

Location: Fireside Inn and Suites - Portland, ME Time: Registration: 4:00 – 4:30 pm | Workshop: 4:30 – 8:30 pm Cost: MMA Member M...
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Recent Announcements

07/21/2016 - Planning Association Awards

The Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association (NNECAPA) is accepting nominations for its 2016 awards. Each year,  NNECAPA recognizes special people, organizations and projects that contribute to the field of planning. The honors include: Citizen Planner of the Year; Professional Planner of the Year; Project of the Year; and, Plan of the Year.

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07/18/2016 - Civic Innovation Survey

A new organization, the Maine Civic Innovation Initiative, seeks input via a short electronic survey about training and an upcoming event. The project is based in the Portland area, and the organization seeks statewide feedback about its effort and upcoming events.

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07/15/2016 - State of the Nation’s Cities

The National League of Cities just released a 32-page report that looks at top issues facing municipalities throughout the U.S. No surprise, but economic development, public safety, infrastructure needs and opioid abuse top the list.

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07/11/2016 - Comprehensive Veterans Website Update

The Maine Bureau of Veterans Services recently overhauled and updated its website, which includes many listings about programs and opportunities for Maine veterans. Municipal officials with an array of duties and capacities may find the new offerings to be useful to their citizens.

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07/05/2016 - MMA Election Ballot: Please Vote

Maine Municipal Association Executive Director Stephen Gove sent member municipalities an update on the MMA Executive Committee election process. The deadline for filing a petition to the MMA Nominating Committee’s Slate of Vice President and Members to Serve on the Executive Committee closed on July 1. It is now time for member municipalities to complete their voting ballots. Ballots are due by noon on Friday, Aug. 12, and will be counted under the direction of MMA President Stephan Bunker.

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06/28/2016 - MMA Ethel Kelley Award: Call for Nominations

The Maine Municipal Association is pleased to offer an opportunity for your municipality to nominate one of your own for the Association’s most prestigious award.  This is the 31st year the Maine Municipal Association has made the Ethel Kelley Memorial Award in the name of dedication to the cause of good local government. The award will be presented to the successful municipal recipient by a member of the Selection Panel on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the MMA Awards Luncheon being held during the MMA Annual Convention at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. 

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06/23/2016 - Septic System Installation Training

The Maine Rural Water Association will hold septic-system training July 19-20 in Richmond. The training includes both classroom instruction and field work. Attendees will be in the classroom to go over scarification, septic tanks and three different types of septic systems. Each topic will be followed by an outside demonstration.

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06/20/2016 - Maryann Hartman Awards

Each year, three outstanding women in Maine are recognized with the Maryann Hartman Award, given in honor of the late Maryann Hartman, a speech and communication professor at the University of Maine. Awards organizers encourage municipal governments to consider nominating deserving women for this honor.

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06/08/2016 - Maine Ranks 43rd in ‘Fiscal Health’

A study from George Mason University ranked Maine 43rd out of the 50 states plus Puerto Rico for “fiscal health.” Maine got decent marks for public pension fund solvency but low marks for whether it receives enough revenue from state tax sources.

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05/31/2016 - Rural Community Development Initiative Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting grant applications through 4 p.m. on July 22 for its Rural Community Development program, which is aimed at “improving the quality of life in Rural America.” Over the past 12 years, more than $4.36 million in grant money has been awarded to 27 Maine community projects as part of this program.

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