Massachusetts Select Board Association newly elected training

The Massachusetts Select Board Association will hold a free training for newly elected select board members on Friday, June 9, in Devens.

Key topics will include municipal finance and budgeting, sources of state funding, the open meeting and public records laws, and collaborative decision making.

A lunchtime discussion will provide an opportunity to hear from veteran select board members about their experiences, followed by a question and answer session.

The training will be targeted to newly elected members, but any select board member is welcome to attend for a refresher and an opportunity to network with colleagues.

Registration and networking will begin at 8:30 a.m. The program will start at 9 a.m., and lunch will be served. The full agenda and registration will be available in May.

The training will be held at Devens Commons Center, 31 Andrews Parkway in Devens.

Newly elected select board members are encouraged to share their contact information with the MMA (by email to in order to receive information about Select Board Association events.

The MMA is advising in-person meeting attendees to keep up with the latest COVID vaccines for which they are eligible. We highly recommend that attendees take an at-home rapid antigen test prior to attending, and not attend if they have any COVID symptoms or if a household member has tested positive for COVID. These protocols are subject to change based on the latest public health data and guidance.

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