Mitchell Center Online Talk
November 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Mitchell Center Online Talk – The Role of Municipal Government in Implementing State Policy Priorities
Monday, November 29 at 3:00pm
This talk is available virtually via Zoom. Registration is required. Go to umaine.edu/mitchellcenter to register and receive Zoom connection information.
Cathy Conlow and Kate Dufour, Maine Municipal Association
Municipal governments provide traditional services such as police, fire, road maintenance, and recreation. While they can be more effective and efficient at providing services because they are closest to the people, state mandates have expanded the list of municipal responsibilities over time, often without additional state aid. The presenters will discuss how municipalities can help the state reach its goals, whether on climate change, economic development or addressing housing needs.