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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  

MMA e-Business Maintenance June 13-14

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

The Maine Municipal Association’s e-Business system (ebiz.memun.org) will be undergoing maintenance and be unavailable from 6/13 @ 5:00PM until 6/14 @ 5:00PM.

During this time meeting registrations, product ordering, and online payments will be unavailable for members and affiliates.

Due to this system maintenance MMA Legal Services will also be unavailable or delayed during this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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...

State Assistance Programs Now Open – Deadlines Imminent

Thursday, May 30, 2024

State disaster assistance is available for communities and businesses impacted by the winter storm events that pummeled the state earlier this year.  There are three different grant programs available, including: Working Waterfront Resilience Grant.  Funding is available to repair and rebuild working waterfronts, including wharves and piers that provide a “significant and compelling community benefit to Maine’s commercial fishing and aquaculture...

Maine Farmland Trust – Municipal Guide

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Over the last month, the Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) has conducted weekly webinars aimed at disseminating the contents of the new municipal guide targeted at cultivating Maine’s agricultural future. More information about the webinar series, as well as recordings from the four previous sessions are available here on MFT’s website. 

Serve on MMA’s Executive Committee - Applications Due April 25

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

The deadline to serve on MMA’s Executive Committee has been extended to Thursday, April 25 at 5 p.m.  Although letters of recommendation are part of the process, understanding that time is a commodity in short supply, interested municipal officials need only submit the application by Thursday (4/25) and all other supporting documents at a later date.  As a reminder, eligible candidates include town or city managers, chief administrative officials, and elected municipal...

Maine Revenue Services – Tax Portal

Friday, March 29, 2024

Maine Revenue Services is seeking assistance in getting the word out on the Maine Tax Portal, which allows taxpayers to file and pay taxes on-line, as well as to check on refunds.  Municipal officials are encouraged to share the attached flyers with community members.  MRS Bulletin Board Flyer MRS Flyer for Community Tax Organizations  

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. 

New Opportunity for Municipalities - Governor’s Energy Office

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

The Maine Governor's Energy Office and Maine Department of Economic and Community Development have established the Maine Community Energy Redevelopment Program, which is designed to foster economic development across Maine by unlocking community energy assets to create family-sustaining jobs while reducing carbon emissions, in line with State economic development and energy priorities. The program will provide communities with high-quality technical support, including...

Upcoming: Maine Audubon Stream Smart Workshops

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Maine Audubon will be holding 3 introductory Stream Smart workshops this spring at the following dates and locations: April 3rd at the Forestry Department at UMaine Ft. Kent April 23rd at the Greenville Public Safety Building May 8th at the NRCS office in Presque Isle These workshops will be helpful to all professionals who are responsible for road-stream crossings-including contractors, road commissioners, public works departments, conservation commissions, engineers, planners,...