The August Half-Day Luncheon and Seminar is back this year! This annual event is returning to the Publick House in Sturbridge on Thursday, August 11, 2022, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Chaired once again by Mark G. Cerel, Franklin and Medway Town Counsel, this year’s program will focus on municipal shared services, such as intermunicipal agreements (IMAs), regionalization, and mutual aid.
Registration is open to both MMLA members and non-members. The program charge for a MMLA member or local official whose legal counsel is a MMLA member is:
- $90 for the Luncheon Buffet and Program, including Electronic Materials
- $75 for only the Program, including Electronic Materials
There is a $10.00 surcharge for MMLA members not current on their dues or other non-members.
Thanks to the generous donations of our membership, grants are available to attorneys (whether they are members of MMLA or not) who are new to the practice of municipal law and want to see what MMLA and our programming is all about. If you or a colleague wish to inquire about financial assistance to attend this program through MMLA’s grant program, please contact Jim Lampke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-285-4561
Please share this information and invite colleagues who may be interested in this topic, including your town managers/administrators and others.
To register for this program, please go to this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MMLA2022AugHalf-day
Program Schedule and Agenda
|11:15 a.m.– 11:30 a.m.||Arrival and Registration|
|11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.||Luncheon|
|1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.||Welcome and Introduction
President, MMLA, Matthew G. Feher, Esq., KP Law PC
Program Chair: Mark Cerel, Esq., Town Counsel, Franklin and Medfield
|1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.||Overview of Statutory Authorization
Kathleen Colleary, Esq.
|2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.||IMAs for Shared Municipal Services
Donna M. Brewer, Esq., Miyares & Harrington LLP
|2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.||Boards/Departments of Health IMAs, Regional Districts
Cheryl A. Sbarra, Esq., Massachusetts Association of Health Boards
|3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Break|
|3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.||Regional School Districts – Creation, Operation, Disputes
Kevin Bresnahan, Esq., Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP
|4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.||Public Safety Regional Mutual Aid
Jack Collins, Esq., Collins & Associations
|4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.||Regional Water/Wastewater Treatment Plants
Steve Torres, Esq., West Group Law PLLC
|5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.||Questions and Answers and Program Wrap-up|