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MSA Rural and Western Massachusetts Conference 2024

 Rural Affairs Director Anne Gobi will be the keynote speaker at the Massachusetts Select Board Association (MSA) annual Rural and Western Massachusetts Conference on Saturday, April 27, in Northampton. Gobi will take questions following her presentation.

Following the keynote, a legislative panel focused on rural priorities will be led by Sen. Joanne Comerford, Franklin Regional Council of Governments Executive Director Linda Dunlavy, and MMA Legislative Director Dave Koffman.

The agenda also includes a session on creative strategies for affordable housing, featuring panelists from three regional housing organizations: Way Finders, Construct Berkshire, and Rural Development Inc.

The conference is co-sponsored by MSA, the Rural Policy Advisory Commission, the Berkshire and Pioneer Valley Regional Planning Commissions, the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, and Small Town Administrators of Massachusetts. 

Registration and breakfast will open at 8 a.m., and the program will begin at 8:30 and conclude at noon with a networking lunch.
The event will be held at Hotel Northampton at 36 King St. in Northampton. The cost to attend is $35. A complete agenda will be available soon at

Cancellation Deadline
The cancellation deadline is Friday, April 19. To cancel your registration, please send an email to [email protected].  

Please keep in mind that adding to the calendar or selecting your registration option, does NOT mean you are registered. You must check out the cart using the 'proceed to check out' button at the bottom or this page, and then check out the cart. You will then receive a registration email that means you are fully registered. 

Checks Payable
Please make checks payable to:
Massachusetts Municipal Association
3 Center Plaza
Suite 610 
Boston, MA 02108 

4/27/2024 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time
Hotel Northampton 36 King St. Northampton, MA 01060 UNITED STATES

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