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Strengthen Your Workforce! In a Tight Labor Market, How to Attract and Retain the Best Employees!

Have you experienced challenges recently when trying to hire and retain quality employees? If so, you are not alone!

Help Your Employees Stay Financially Fit

Are your employees financially fit? If they are like many Americans, the answer is no.  Recent statistics paint a troubling picture:

Hard Road to Travel Workshop

Join NHMA Legal Services Counsel Stephen Buckley and Municipal Services Counsel Jonathan Cowal for this year’s A Hard Road to Travel workshop and the debut of our first fully updated publication since 2015!

ZBA Basics

As a new volunteer member of your local Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA), you may not know where to start to learn about your new responsibilities. That's why NHMA is hosting a webinar designed specifically for new board members including a basic overview of the organization, powers, duties, and relevant statutory and case law authority to make your public service both more enjoyable and productive.

2023 Budget & Finance Workshop

This workshop is a must for members of governing bodies, budget committees, and other local officials involved in the budget process.

Derryfield Country Club, Manchester - September 12, 2023
Littleton Opera House, Littleton – September 19, 2023

Program Agenda

9:00 am Introduction

Presented by Margaret Byrnes, NHMA Executive Director

9:05 am – 10:30 am Fundamentals of the Municipal Budget Process

Municipal Immunities: What They Are, How They Work, and Why They Are Important

Although municipal officials and the cities and towns that employ them are frequently the targets of civil lawsuits, there are several legal defenses under New Hampshire and federal law that may protect them from liability.

Join Primex General Counsel Mike Ricker and NHMA Government Affairs Counsel Natch Greyes who will discuss these legislative and judicially recognized protections for municipal employees and officials including police, fire, and EMTs, and other limitations on municipal liability.

Will New Hampshire Soon See Its First Stormwater Utility?


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Fifteen years after New Hampshire state law allowed towns and cities to form their own stormwater utilities, not a single municipality has successfully enacted one.

Tracking New Hampshire History Through Town Reports

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Northern Long-Eared Bat Reclassification and Project Mitigation Measures

New Hampshire is home to numerous wildlife species, many of which are protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. The northern long-eared bat (NLEB) is the latest native species to be reclassified as endangered, requiring additional impact assessments, regulatory consultation and mitigation measures. Several recent projects in NH have navigated this new process to avoid potential delays in project development and construction.

LEGAL QA: The Right-to-Know Law Ombudsman – an Update

Thomas F. Kehr, New Hampshire’s Right-to-Know Law Ombudsman, officially opened his office to receive complaints on January 27, 2023.  The first filing he received was within hours of his being sworn in.  The Ombudsman goes by the acronym RKO.