Program Information

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Program Information



The MMASC Annual Conference the organization’s signature event and the premier training conference in Southern California for local government professionals. The 2016 Annual Conference’s theme is INNOVATE!

Do not miss this opportunity to advance your professional capabilities and career trajectory at the 2016 MMASC Annual Conference! The conference will allow you to Innovate by providing new tools to address issues you face, identify available resources, discuss operational practices to improve efficiently, and a chance to network with your colleagues facing the same challenges.

The conference will draw upon the knowledge of our speakers who have addressed challenging issues of their own, overcoming through innovation. The Conference’s theme of Innovate will focus upon four core pillars:

  • Professional Development – Managing your own career and the career paths of others, to keep an engaged workforce.

  • Governance – Developing programs, improving operational practices, and better understanding methods to work with elected and appointed officials to better provide service to the communities we serve.

  • Sustainability – Developing systems and practices built to last, better serving the organization, through both environmental measures and practices.

  • Technology – Effective use of technology to address issues, improve efficiency, and identifying methods to effectively communicate the value added to purchasing authorities.

Educational Program Overview



  • Featured and Keynote Speakers
    These speakers are noted for their presentation skills and will speak on topics directly related to the conference themes.

  • Breakout Sessions
    In-depth presentations and discussions of specific topics allowing attendees to take back innovative approaches to apply in the workplace.

  • Power Talks
    Brief presentations from engaging and motivating speakers.

  • Learning Lounge Sessions
    Short, interactive presentations on focused topics.

  • Speed Coaching Session
    Participate in three to five 10-minute speed coaching sessions where you can get one-on-one advice from Local Government Leaders. High energy setting.


Network with Your Colleagues



The educational program sessions aren’t the only way to learn. MMASC’s Annual Conference provides ample opportunity through our networking events to learn, catch up with old friends and forge new relationships.

  • Annual Golf Tournament
    Enjoy a day on the green with friends, fellow MMASC members, business partners, and other conference attendees in a very casual setting.

  • Coffee Klatch
    Join this social gathering for coffee and conversation. Network, make new friends, share an idea, an innovative project, or a successful program and learn what’s working in other local governments.

  • Annual Conference Opening Reception
    What better way to start the conference on Wednesday, December 7, than an evening of food and relaxed conversation—with your peers as well as our Conference Sponsors?

  • President’s Reception
    After two days of provoking discussions and engaging presentations, 2016 MMASC President Alma Janabajab invites you to unwind, enjoy an evening and go back in time at the President’s Reception. Hors d’oeuvres will be served; cash bar will be onsite.

  • Lunch with an Executive
    We make lunch fun and full of opportunities! Receive advice and mentorship from seasoned executives, and a chance for municipal leaders to share their wisdom with enthusiastic up-and-comers.

  • Sponsor Networking Break
    The exhibit area is about networking, education and learning more about how MMASC's partners can help your municipality and your professional growth.

  • Wellness Sessions
    Don’t worry about getting your daily workouts in. Uplift yourself with morning Wellness Activities! Join your fellow MMASC members for easy to moderate wellness activities on Thursday, December 8 and Friday December 9 as they get out and get moving!

More information regarding individual session information, coming soon!