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“Employing International Students” Webinar August 28

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Join Thomas College on August 28th, 2024, for an exclusive webinar in collaboration with the Immigration Law Office of Anastasia White! In this ninety-minute session, gain invaluable insights into navigating the complexities of Optional Practical Training (OPT), Curricular Practical Training (CPT), and the H1B Visa process. Whether you're an employer seeking to understand visa sponsorship or a business looking to enhance your workforce with international talent, this webinar is your...

77th Annual Maine Property Tax School

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

The University of Maine Augusta will host the 2024 Property Tax School at their Augusta campus.  The program will run from Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2, 2024. The Property Tax School provides training for Maine assessing professionals but is open to anyone with an interest in property tax assessment and administration. This program is provided by the Property Tax Division of Maine Revenue Services through its Training and Certification program. Registration Information

Remote Work Essentials Webinar June 18 & 25

Friday, June 14, 2024

Remote Work Essentials for Professionals training gives learners the tools to be effective, healthy, productive remote and hybrid employees. Appropriate for seasoned employees and those new to remote work, the training covers the essential tools to maintain health and wellness, assess your readiness for remote employment, communication and teamwork, and use remote tools such as video conferencing, Sharepoint, Slack, and other communication tools. This course is recommended for anyone who is...

The Truth About Elder Abuse

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Philip Marshall will be the keynote speaker at a ME AARP event focused on the dangers of elder abuse. Marshall, with the help of law enforcement, help save Brooke Astor, a New York philanthropist, who summered in Northeast Harbor, from the abuse suffered at the hands of her only son. Municipal leaders are encouraged to attend the June 20 event.  For more information, please click here.   Flyer - June 20 Dark Secrets event 11 x 17 Poster - June 20 Dark Secrets event  

Maine Women’s Conference October 23, 2024

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Attend the Maine Women's Conference at the University of Southern Maine on October 23rd, 2024 for a day of networking, education and inspiration. This one day conference is packed with breakout sessions, giveaways, discussions and more. It’s purpose is to draw women together to connect, educate, inspire, and empower one another to assume new and expanded roles in the workforce, our lives and communities. For early bird tickets now through June 20th visit:...

Maine CDC Local Health Officers Webinar June 25

Friday, May 31, 2024

Topic:  Subsurface Wastewater Disposal and Septic Tank Failure Date: Tuesday June 25 Time:  11:30am – 12:00 noon A member of Maine CDC’s Subsurface Wastewater Team will join us for a half-hour session to overview what the Subsurface Wastewater Team does, what your town Local Plumbing Inspector does and when to refer, approaches to septic tank failure and the potential public health consequences.   He’ll also review a recent update to current...

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 .