Workshops & Training

Elected Officials Workshop

Sponsored by: Maine Municipal Association
Date: 6/25/2024
Location: The Northeastland Hotel – 436 Main Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769
Time: Registration: 4:00 pm-4:30 pm / Workshop: 4:30 pm-8:30 pm (light dinner provided)
Presenter(s): Rebecca McMahon, Director of Legal Services, MMA; Susanne Pilgrim, Staff Attorney, MMA; Kate Dufour, Director of Advocacy & Communications, MMA
Cost: MMA Member: $70; Non-Member: $140

Training for: Clerk, Manager, MMA

Who Should Attend:
This workshop is a “must” for newly elected and veteran officials-councilors & selectpersons-as 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.)

Course Description:
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 are our liabilities and immunities?
  • What is a disqualifying conflict of interest?


Participants may find it helpful to have their Municipal Officers Manual available for reference during the workshop. The manuals are available to purchase online at or by calling the MMA Publications department at (800) 452-8786. The manuals may also may be downloaded for free from MMA’s website (, under the Member Center.


Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be submitted using this Cancellation form to cancel your registration for an event. Cancellations received before 6/18/24 will be assessed a $15 administrative fee for processing. Cancellations received on/after 6/18/24 will be charged 50% of the course fee. Any registrant who does not attend and does not cancel their registration (i.e., no-show) and any cancellation received the day of the event will be charged the full registration fee.

If you have questions, please contact the Educational Services Office at (800) 452-8786 or (207) 623-8428 or

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Notices & Information

Phone: 1-800-452-8786

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