02/14/2018 - Maine Sustainability & Water Conference
The Sen. George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions will hold its annual conference on March 29 at the Augusta Civic Center. The keynote speaker, Dr. John M. Hagan, will speak on: “The science of when science doesn’t matter – and what to do about it.” Registration for attendance and exhibitors is open.
02/01/2018 - Making Maine Work Survey
Maine Municipal Association was asked by the Maine Development Foundation, Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Educate Maine to include municipal leaders in their “Making Maine Work” survey. They seek input into policies that are intended to promote economic growth. Survey responses are due a week from today, Feb. 8.
01/26/2018 - MMA Announces Internship Grant Awards
Maine Municipal Association is committed to assisting cities and towns with municipal workforce recruitment and development. The MMA Executive Committee is pleased to announce a pilot program in which the association will award three $1,500 grants to member municipalities that commit to hire a summer intern through the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center Maine Government Summer Internship Program.
01/26/2018 - UMA Drone Conference
The University of Maine at Augusta will hold a one-day conference – Drone Applications for Business: Navigating Your Airspace – on Feb. 17 at the Jewett Auditorium on the UMA campus. The conference will provide organizations and businesses with an understanding of how drones can bring their operations to a new level. Aviation experts will provide information on drone equipment, how they operate and potential applications.
01/23/2018 - Sheriffs Association Conference
Janine Driver, a former U.S. Department of Justice official and body language expert now known as “The Lyin’ Tamer,” will keynote the Maine Sheriffs Association Conference on March 13-15 at the Pepperell Mill Campus in Biddeford. The three-day event also will look at: municipal police accreditation; cyber crimes; and police department branding.
01/22/2018 - MMA 2018 Training Calendar
The complete list of Maine Municipal Association training for 2018 is now available. This list includes more than 90 events to be held across the state, hosted by MMA or the Affiliate Groups that we serve. Among the new MMA topics: regulating short-term vacation rentals; an advanced level of HR training; parliamentary procedures; leading effective meetings; and, a legal update on recreational marijuana.
01/18/2018 - U.S. Constitution and Classroom Visits
The Liberty Day Institute, a non-partisan organization founded in 1996 that encourages civic education, invites Maine municipal leaders to contact them about getting copies of the U.S. Constitution to take to fifth-grade classrooms in their communities. For more information, contact Eric Boyd or Andy McKean at the Institute, which has been supported by all four members of the Maine Congressional delegation and Gov. Paul LePage.
01/11/2018 - Falmouth’s Guide to Streetlight Conversion
The Town of Falmouth has created a comprehensive, step by step online guide for municipalities interested in converting traditional street lighting to a more energy-efficient and cost-effective system. The guide includes legal and legislative background material, such as a sample Request for Qualifications document, which has been used by Falmouth and other communities in selecting vendors to help in this regard.
01/08/2018 - Real Estate Forecast
The Maine Real Estate & Development Association encourages municipal leaders from across the state to attend its upcoming Annual Forecast Conference, which will be held on Jan. 18 at Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland.
12/26/2017 - Spirit of America Awards
Your municipal governing body is invited to pick a local person, project or group to receive the 2018 Spirit of America Foundation Tribute for outstanding community service and to honor the recipient at your annual town meeting or during National Volunteer Month next April. There is no fee involved. More than 150 Maine municipalities chose a Spirit of America award winner in 2017.