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Maine Association of Local Emergency Managers (MALEM) – Scholarship

Thursday, March 28, 2024

MALEM is offering two $500 higher education scholarships to students enrolled in an emergency management related degree program. Students can either be a Maine resident attending an in-state or out-of-state degree program OR an out-of-state student attending a Maine-based degree program.  The application deadline is April 1, 2024.  For more information on this opportunity, please click here. 

UMA & MMA Partner to Provide Municipal Officials and Members Access to Training

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

In December 2023, the Maine Municipal Association (MMA) signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) expanding education and training opportunities to municipal officials across Maine.  This collaboration provides thousands of municipal officers, officials, employees, volunteers, and affiliate group members from MMA’s 484 member communities access to all UMA course offerings at a 20% discount on tuition and mandatory fees. Brenda McAleer,...

50% off registration for MMA members to Inclusion Maine Conference, May 1-3

Thursday, March 7, 2024

The Maine Municipal Association is pleased to again sponsor the Inclusion Maine Conference on May 1-3, 2024 at the Portland Sheraton in Portland, Maine. Our state needs 75,000 new workers by 2029 in order to sustain our economy and growth, and the Inclusion Maine Conference aims to give employers the tools to build belonging for all to attract and retain diverse talent in Maine. More details about the conference and Inclusion Maine can be found at...

Cross-Border Conversations: Parks and Recreation

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

On Monday, March 11 at 10 a.m., the Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging is bringing together representatives working with older adults through parks and recreation organizations in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire to discuss how entities are engaging older adults through dynamic programing that strengthens social connections.  Municipal officials interested in participating can register here .

“MMA For a Day” Town Hall in Farmington April 22nd

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The Maine Municipal Association's "MMA For A Day" Town Hall event brings the staff and services of the Maine Municipal Association right to your doorstep! This is your opportunity to mingle with fellow member municipalities, gain invaluable insights into MMA initiatives and programs, engage directly with our dedicated leaders and staff to address your needs and concerns, and stay up to date on training and professional development opportunities. Location: Farmington...

Join the Maine Municipal Association's Education & Training Advisory Council

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Join the Maine Municipal Association's Education & Training Advisory Council - Your Opportunity to Shape Municipal Training and Professional Development! The Maine Municipal Association (MMA) is excited to announce the call for nominations for our Education and Training Advisory Council – a pivotal initiative tasked with supporting and advising MMA on ongoing municipal education and training needs across the state. Why Join the Advisory Council? The Advisory Council...

Socially Connected Communities Webinar

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

The Maine Resilience Building Network (NRBN) is hosting an interactive Action Guide for Building Socially Connected Communities virtual workshop on Thursday, February 29 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.  The program is free for MRBN members and $30 for non-members. 

For more information about the workshop, please visit this link

Penobscot Energy Resilience Initiative

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

On Monday, February 12, the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions will host a discussion with Gary Fearon, Director of Housing, Penobscot Indian Nation, focused on the initiatives the Tribal Nation has taken to make energy resilience a priority.                                                               ...

Apply for a Summer Municipal Intern and MMA Intern Grant by March 3

Friday, January 26, 2024

Towns and cities wanting to host an intern this summer through the Maine Government Summer Internship Program can submit their applications beginning February 1 with a due date of March 3. To learn more about the internship program and apply, visit the program’s website or view the recording of an informational webinar held on January by program and MMA staff. MMA is also pleased to offer four $3,500 grants to municipalities that host an intern through the program this summer. More...