Massachusetts Municipal Management Association Fall Conference


Thursday, November 16

8:30-9:45 a.m.
Full Breakfast, Registration

9:30 a.m.
Conference Welcome
Steve Bartha, Danvers Town Manager and MMMA President

Skill Building: Collaboration, Civility & Communication
Craig Freshley, Good Group Decisions
In this interactive session, Freshley will focus on skills and techniques that every manager needs to lead department heads, employees, and elected and appointed officials toward a respectful and efficient workplace and community.

12:30-1:30 p.m.

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Roundtables: Collaboration, Civility & Communication
Retired Town Administrator Jeff Nutting will facilitate this opportunity for members to share their experiences and best practices.

2:30-2:45 p.m.

2:45-3:30 p.m.
The Legal Fine Print
John Davis, Attorney, Pierce, Davis & Perritano
Davis will address the legal questions surrounding the use of a Code of Conduct following the SJC decision in the Barron v. Kolenda case.

4-5:30 p.m.

Friday, November 17

8-9:30 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast

9:15-9:30 a.m.
MMA Update
Adam Chapdelaine, Executive Director

9:30-10 a.m.
MMMA (and ICMA) Code of Ethics: Why It’s So Important To Us
Ethics Chair Heather Harper will share a brief video that highlights the tenets of the Code and its day-to-day importance for all members.

10-11 a.m.
Manager Contract Update
John Clifford, Attorney, Clifford & Kenny

11 a.m.-noon
Managing Your Personal Finances
Kate Fitzpatrick, Town Manager, Needham
Molly Kean, Assistant Town Administrator, Westwood

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