MA Select Board Association Western & Rural Massachusetts Conference April 1

The Massachusetts Select Board Association will host its third Western & Rural Massachusetts Conference on Saturday, April 1 in Holyoke at the Delaney House.

This event will bring together regional stakeholders, including municipal officials, planning agencies and legislators from Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties, to address challenges facing the region, with a specific focus on rural issues. Conference goals are to:

  • promote sustainable cross-governmental partnerships across western Massachusetts
  • share strategies for addressing challenges facing rural communities in the region
  • improve rural advocacy efforts

The complete agenda will be available on the MMA’s website.

The conference will be held at the Delaney House at 3 Country Club Rd, Holyoke. The cost is $35. The non-COVID related cancellation deadline is Friday, March 24. To cancel your registration, please send an email to After March, 24 refunds will only be considered for COVID related cancellations.

The MMA is advising in-person meeting attendees to keep up with the latest COVID vaccines for which they are eligible. We highly recommend that attendees take an at-home rapid antigen test prior to attending, and not attend if they have any COVID symptoms or if a household member has tested positive for COVID. These protocols are subject to change based on the latest public health data and guidance.

The conference is being co-sponsored by the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, the Pioneer Valley Planning Commision, and Small Town Administrators of Massachusetts.