Local Leaders Elected as MMA Group Officers
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Several Berkshire County elected officials and administrators have been named to leadership roles in the member groups of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, which held its annual meeting and trade show the weekend of Jan. 20.
Andrew Hogeland, a Williamstown Select Board member, is president of the Select Board Association this term and Adams Selectwoman Christine Hoyt is chair of the District 1, covering the Berkshires. Hogeland was first vice president of the association last year and has served on the MMA's Executive Committee and Local Government Advisory Committee. Hoyt has been a member of the MMA Board of Directors.
Mayor Linda Tyer, president of the Mayors Association last year, will continue to represent District 1 on the MMA Board of Directors as well as North Adams City Councilor Lisa Blackmer, elected as first vice president of the Municipal Councilors Association.
Pittsfield's Personnel Director Michael Taylor was elected a director of the Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources Association.
The MMA is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with the mission of improving the effectiveness of local government in the commonwealth through public policy advocacy, membership education, intergovernmental relations, services to cities and towns, increasing public awareness, and fostering unity.