Workshops & Training


MMA's Elected Officials Workshop sponsored by the Maine Municipal Association - 11/30/17

Location: Maine Municipal Association, 60 Community Dr., Augusta, ME
Time: Registration – 4:00-4:30 pm | Program – 4:30-8:30 pm
Cost: MMA Member Municipality/Patron: $55.00 | Non-Member Municipality: $110.00
Instructor(s): Attorneys and staff from the MMA Legal Services and Communication and Educational Services Department

This workshop is a “must” for newly elected and veteran officials-councilors & selectpersonsas well as a wonderful opportunity to learn key points of your new position while networking with officials from around the state. (Qualifies as Maine FOAA Training.)

A perfect opportunity for elected officials to take advantage of the expertise that the Maine Municipal Association has to offer, attain a better understanding of their role as public officials, and stay abreast of ever-changing local government responsibilities and issues.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What are our rights and duties as officials?
  • Can we hold multiple offices?
  • Which of our meetings are open to the public?
  • Must we have an agenda and take minutes?
  • What ordinances can we enact?
  • What authority do we have over the schools?
  • What are our liabilities and immunities?
  • What is a disqualifying conflict of interest?

Participants may find it helpful to bring their Municipal Officers Manual (2016). To order, call MMA Publications at (800) 452-8786 to place an order.

As part of our ongoing efforts to bring training to our members, MMA is pleased to announce that this course will be offered in two formats: In classroom and remotely at the Northern Maine Development Commission in Caribou. Attendees can participate via ITV Technology by viewing the presentation remotely. ITV broadcasting allows for live viewing as well as interactive participation with the attendees. A facilitator will be onsite to assist. Should you wish to attend this session at NMDC, simply fill out the registration form and select the Caribou live broadcast.

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