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    • 1 Aug 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Publick House, Sturbridge, MA

    Registration is now open for this year's August Half Day Program! We are returning once again to the Publick House Historic Inn in Sturbridge on Thursday, August 1st for a luncheon followed by an afternoon of programming. The August Half Day Program has long been a great opportunity for our members and their guests to spend a summer afternoon at this scenic location to catch up with each other and the latest legal issues our communities are facing. Information on the outstanding program that has been put together this year for you is below.

    Navigating State Mandates, Municipal Opportunities, and Local Impacts Related to Housing Production:  What municipal counsel and local officials need to know about the state’s housing policies and legislation impacting municipalities, as well as understanding affordable housing trusts, tax incentives for affordable housing and environmental review of proposed housing projects.

    Date: August 1, 2024

    Location: Publick House Historic Inn, 277 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566

    Arrival/Luncheon/Awards Ceremony

    11:15am – 11:30am  Arrival and Check-in/Registration
    11:30am -12:20pm Luncheon
    12:25pm - 12:55pm  Welcome, Introductions and Awards - MMLA President, Ivria Glass Fried

    Program Agenda & Speakers

    1:00pm - 1:45pm Updates on and Impacts of Recent Housing Legislation - Susan C. Murphy, Esq., Dain, Torpy, Le Ray, Wiest & Garner, P.C.
    1:50pm- 2:10pm  Introduction and Overview of the AG’s Housing Affordability Unit - Esme Caramello, Esq., Director
    2:15pm – 2:55pm  MBTA Communities Act – Overview, Updates and Resources - Chris Kluchman, FAICP, Director, Livable Communities Division, Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC), Lisa Whelan, Esq., Counsel, EOHLC, AAG Margaret J. Hurley, Chief of the Attorney General's Office Central Massachusetts Division and Director of the Municipal Law Unit
    3:00pm – 3:15pm Mid-Afternoon Break
    3:15pm - 3:55pm Affordable Housing Trusts - Kathleen O’Donnell, Esq.
    4:00pm - 4:35pm  Local Tax Incentives for Affordable Housing - Matthew J. Thomas, Esq.
    4:40pm – 5:20pm  Addressing the Tension between Environmental Protections and Proposed Housing Projects - Emily Innes, AICP, LEED AP ND, President, Innes Associates, Ltd., and Jessica Wall, Esq., Anderson & Kreiger LLP
    5:25pm – 5:30pm Program Wrap-up/Closing Remarks

    Registration/ Pricing

    • MMLA Members and Local Officials (Program Only) $75.00
    • MMLA Members and Local Officials Program with Luncheon $90.00
    • Non-Members (Program Only) $85.00
    • Non-Members Program with Luncheon $100.00
    • Panelists (welcome to attend the luncheon and entire program courtesy of MMLA)
    • 18 Sep 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Registration and program information coming soon...

    • 1 Oct 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Registration and additional program information coming soon...

    • 17 Oct 2024
    • 18 Oct 2024
    • Margaritaville Resort Cape Cod (formerly Cape Codder), Hyannis MA

    MMLA's Annual Conference is returning to Cape Cod! Join us on Thursday October 17th and Friday October 18th at the Margaritaville Resort Cape Code (formerly the Cape Codder Resort) in Hyannis. Registration, hotel reservation discounts and further information to come.


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Hingham, MA 02043

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