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MMA Critical Incident Response Services Available for Member Communities

Thursday, October 26, 2023

On behalf of staff and our Executive Committee, the Association expresses its deepest concerns for the City of Lewiston and all surrounding communities who continue to respond to last evening’s horrific event.  Situations of this nature call into question the level of safety we have grown to rely on living in Maine. Our hearts are with the victims and their families, as well as the public safety officials who respond to the call to protect Maine’s residents, businesses,...

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...

Stream Smart for Municipalities: November 8th in Milo

Friday, October 20, 2023

Piscataquis Soil and Water Conservation District and Maine Audubon will be hosting a workshop for municipalities to learn about “Stream Smart” principles and funding opportunities for road/stream crossing projects.  These crossings can help protect roads and public safety against flooding, and support fish and wildlife habitat.  This workshop will provide information on basic “Stream Smart” principles and how to implement them, applicable regulations for...

Maine Broadband Summit on Nov 15

Thursday, October 19, 2023

The Maine Broadband Coalition will hold its annual summit on November 15 at Thomas College, in Waterville, Maine.  Municipal leaders are welcomed to attend the daylong event, which will include a keynote address from Gigi Sohn, the Executive Director of the American Association of Public Broadband.  For more information, please click here.   

MMA Municipal Fiscal Survey Deadline Extended To November 17

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

The deadline for submissions has been extended to November 17, 2023. The results of this survey provide vital information which helps to guide the work of MMA member services for training and advocacy. Participation in MMA’s survey also satisfies your municipality’s obligation to provide fiscal data to the U.S. Census Bureau. Memos were originally sent out in August and can be found here. Questions or responses can be sent to Amanda Campbell, acampbell@memun.org, or...

Remote Work Courses Offered to Maine Residents by the Maine Community College System

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

The Maine Community College System (MCCS) is offering remote work courses to Maine residents at no cost through the end of December. Remote Work Essentials for Professionals (for individuals working as part of remote and hybrid teams)  |  Registration Leading Remote and Hybrid Teams Supervision Fundamentals (for supervisors)  |  Registration Remote and Hybrid Work Business Fundamentals (for business leaders)  |  Registration

Citizen's Guide to November 7 Election

Thursday, September 21, 2023

In collaboration with the Office of the Attorney General and Office of Fiscal and Program Review, the Secretary of State has published the Citizen's Guide to the 2023 Maine Referendum Election, which provides a non-partisan overview of the ballot measures voters will consider at the polls this November. Click here to review the guide. 

Important ARPA Reporting Deadlines

Thursday, September 21, 2023

The U.S. Treasury is reporting that 4,300 ARPA recipients have not filed required reports.  Although the list of non-filers has not been released, it is possible that some municipalities in Maine have missed the deadline.  The concern among municipal officials is if reporting deadlines are not fulfilled, the federal government will seek to “claw back” the distributed revenue.  Even if a municipality has nothing to report, they must comply with the filing...