Workshops & Training

Moderating Town Meetings Webinar

Sponsored by: Maine Municipal Association
Date: 2/28/2024
Location: Remote Access – Live Webinar via ZOOM
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Presenter(s): Stephen Wagner, Attorney, Rudman & Winchell
Cost: MMA Member: $40; Non-Member: $80

Training for: Clerk, Manager, MMA

The MMA Moderator Training program shares practical experience and strategies for moderating a town meeting. This interactive training will use role playing and hypotheticals to demonstrate best practices. This session is geared to new moderators and as a sharing opportunity for seasoned veterans. Clerks and municipal officials will also benefit from understanding the rules and strategies moderators employ.

Topics will include:

  • Introduction to Moderating Town Meetings Manual
  • Moderator - Fundamentals
  • Outline of Town Meeting
  • State Laws on Meeting Procedure
  • Motions
  • Suggested Rules of Debate
  • Voting Methods
  • Handling Disagreement
  • Helpful Hints
  • Questions and Answers

This workshop will be taught using MMA’s Moderator’s Manual. All registrants will receive an electronic copy of the manual, along with any other meeting materials.

Confirmation and Zoom link:
Registrants will receive their Zoom link and meeting details directly from MMA Zoom no later than 24 hours in advance. An official workshop confirmation from MMA will follow with further instructions and access to meeting materials. 

Please reach out to if you have not received your link the day prior to the training.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be submitted using this Cancellation form to cancel your registration for an event. Cancellations received on/after 2/23/24 will be charged a $15 cancellation 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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