best practices

ZBA Basics in New Hampshire Webinar

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.

NLC REPORT: Racial Equity Action Plans: A How-to Manual - Toolkit Produced to Assist Local Governments

Racial Equity Action Plans:  A How-to Manual - Toolkit Produced to Assist Local Governments

While local governments may consider themselves fair and just, people of color fare worse than their white counterparts in every area: housing, employment, education, justice, and health. Current day disparities are just as bad and sometimes worse than they were before the Civil Rights era. Since then, most governments have not made significant changes in outcomes for employees or residents of color, even with years of effort.

Unite Us in New Hampshire

Unite Us NH

What is Unite Us?

Unite Us builds coordinated care networks aligning stakeholders from healthcare, government and the community around a shared goal to improve health.

Transformation and Simplification

Transformation is never easy.

But when that path is chosen and leads to delivering on your mission, it embodies a sense of purpose that exhilarates and keeps you moving forward through the thickets and the winding paths.

That’s what 2021 has been for the MHEC.

HR REPORT: New Hampshire Supreme Court Weighs In on Employee Accommodation Requests Related to Therapeutic Cannabis

The Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as New Hampshire’s Law Against Discrimination – RSA 354-A, require employers to provide qualified disabled employees with reasonable accommodations that will enable the employee to perform the essential functions of their job.  Workplace accommodations commonly include modification of how work is performed, modification of employer policies and/or facilities, and/or the purchase of equipment to be used in the workplace.

TECH INSIGHTS: ARPA Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Final Rule Confirms That Municipalities May Use Funds for Cybersecurity, IT Services, and Websites

COVID -19 Precautionary Measures for Town Meeting 2022 – An FAQ

Municipal Election Officials are again facing the management of public health concerns due to the lingering pandemic when scheduling and conducting town meeting.  With this FAQ we wanted to highlight key suggestions taken from the Universal Best Practices publication from the State of New Hampshire, and then provide guidance on measures municipalities can implement to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and its variants at business meetings, deliberati

A Capital Improvements Plan is Not Just a Wish List

The preparation and adoption of a Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) is an important part of a municipality’s financial planning and budgeting process. The purpose of the plan is to recognize and resolve deficiencies in existing public facilities and anticipate and meet future demand for capital facilities and the replacement of vehicles and equipment. A plan typically includes all of the anticipated capital expenditures of a town/city, library and school district for the next six-year period.

53 Ideas on How You Can Govern Better

number 53Ideas on How You Can Govern Better

1 Learn all you can about your city or town, its history, its operation, its financing. Do your homework. Know your city or town ordinances. Dust off your comprehensive plan.

Preparing to Defend Against Today’s Cyber Threats Webinar

Why You Are a Target and What No Cost Cybersecurity Resources are Available to Help!

For a brief timeframe, many smaller municipalities felt insulated to cyber criminal activity. After all, who would target a town of 6,000 when there are 317 U.S. cities with populations over 100,000 and far more financial resources? The cyber threat environment has shifted, cyber criminals have become more opportunistic, and everyone is now a potential target.