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Grant Writing Training in Portland - January 22 & 23

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Portland Police Department and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grant writing workshop in Portland on January 22 & 23, 2024.  This training is for grant seekers across all disciplines. Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as healthcare organizations, nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend. Tuition is $495; however, Maine Municipal Association members and their staff will receive a...

Conversation on Antisemitism – December 19

Thursday, December 14, 2023

On Tuesday, December 19th at 6:00 the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine will offer a community conversation on antisemitism. The zoom gathering will begin with a 45 minute presentation on the history of antisemitism from Education Coordinator Erica Nadelhaft; she will then open it up to questions and conversation. The gathering will focus on people's personal experiences, not politics. We would like to hear about what you are seeing and experiencing in your daily lives during...

Apply Now: New Water Workforce Grant Funding Available

Monday, October 30, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $20 million in grant funding through the Innovative Water Infrastructure Workforce Development Grant Program to address the need for building a pipeline of skilled, diverse water and wastewater utilities workers. Cities, via their public works departments, are eligible recipients of these grants and are encouraged to apply by the November 17th deadline! 

Rodent Academy: October 24 & 25 in Portland

Friday, October 20, 2023

Rodent Academy is an educational program that uses active learning to teach best practices for preventing, managing, and monitoring rodent infestations. This program is intended for professionals, including pest management professionals, sanitarians, inspectors, facilities managers, health officials, educators, and others. Pesticide recertification credits will be offered. This year Rodent Academy is being offered as a 1-day webinar (virtual) or a 2-day, in-person program. 1-Day...

Maine CDC sponsors Code Enforcement Officer/Local Health Officer webinar Oct. 19

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

The Maine CDC and the Office of Maine State Fire Marshal are sponsoring a webinar, "A Day in the Life of a CEO/LHO" (on Zoom) on Thursday, October 19, 1:00-3:00pm.  This webinar is free of charge. Hear a retired CEO/LHO share practical ins and outs of LHO and CEO work from the time a complaint is received, including information about accessing property, difficult communications, safety considerations, and other tips from the field. Register for Zoom webinar here

Local Health Officers Webinar on July 19 - "Meet Your Resources – Landlord/Tenant Issues"

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

In conjunction with Pine Tree Legal Services and Legal Services for the Elderly, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services is hosting a Local Health Officer “Meet Your Resources – Landlord/Tenant Issues” webinar on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 1:00 p.m..  For more information and to register for the webinar, please click here.

Maine PowerOptions to Conduct “Updated Incentives for Electrifying HVAC Systems” Lunch & Learn on July 12

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Maine PowerOptions will conduct an “Updated Incentives for Electrifying HVAC Systems” lunch and learn session on Wednesday July 12 at noon.  Rick Meinking from Efficiency Maine will update attendees on Efficiency Maine’s new incentives for businesses and municipalities.  For more information and to register, please click here.

Nominations Open for MMA’s Most Prestigious Award

Friday, June 2, 2023

The Maine Municipal Association is currently accepting nominations for its Ethel N. Kelley Memorial Award. Does your municipality have a municipal volunteer or employee who has demonstrated the capability and willingness to “Hold the Community Together”, has selfless concern for people, has longevity of conscientious service, and is dedicated to the cause of good local government?   MMA is interested in having the opportunity to share in your municipality’s...

Statewide Interconnection Conference in Belfast June 22

Friday, May 26, 2023

You are cordially invited to attend The Missing Link: A Statewide Interconnection Conference on June 22nd at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. A Climate to Thrive has developed this conference in order to meet the largest challenge facing renewable energy deployment and will define Maine’s ability to reach our climate goals. Towns, cities, and their taxpayers from across Maine have benefitted from municipally-owned solar projects that offer local clean energy generation,...

Virtual Trainings Offered for Municipal Officials

Friday, May 5, 2023

How to Start & Fund an Asset Management Program from Scratch Thursday, May 11 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Cost: $75 Local governments struggle with maintenance and operations of their assets, while trying to upkeep their infrastructure to the required state of good repair, and comply with various regulations, condition assessments, and reporting requirements. Organizations confront challenges with tactical maintenance management, strategic asset management, strategic planning,...