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Get Involved in NHMA's 2025-2026 Legislative Policy Process

Our Advocacy Efforts Matter!  Your Voice Matters More!

Established in 1941 as a voluntary association of New Hampshire’s cities and towns, the New Hampshire Municipal Association has served as the primary legislative advocate for New Hampshire’s municipalities, representing its members at the state legislature and before numerous federal and state administrative agencies.

2024 Legislative Preview

As the New Hampshire General Court begins to wrestle with hundreds of bills of municipal interest, legislators need to hear from local officials.

To help you connect better with legislators, this webinar will:

Hampton Falls Town Administrator Karen Anderson Receives Russ Marcoux Municipal Advocate of the Year Award

The 2024 Russ Marcoux Municipal Advocate of the year award was presented at NHMA’s annual awards banquet held on November 15 in conjunction with the NHMA Annual Conference in Manchester.

NHMA’s Executive Director, Margaret Byrnes, recounted the history of the award: it was initiated in 2011 by NHMA staff as an incentive and a recognition for a local official who had made extraordinary effort in advocating on legislative issues affecting local government. The staff decided in 2011 to give the first award to Bedford town manager Russ Marcoux.

NHMA Gears Up for 2025-2026 Legislative Policy Process

Our Advocacy Efforts Matter!  Your Voice Matters More!

Established in 1941 as a voluntary association of New Hampshire’s cities and towns, the New Hampshire Municipal Association has served as the primary legislative advocate for New Hampshire’s municipalities, representing its members at the state legislature and before numerous federal and state administrative agencies.

Executive Director Message

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed the holidays and are feeling good about the year ahead!

As we head into 2024 (a leap year, in fact!), we're both grateful for another successful year on the books and excited to work with you in the year to come.

2024 Legislative Preview

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The Value of Belonging: Understanding Your Membership Benefits

NHMA offers full membership to cities and towns of New Hampshire and associate membership to any village district, county, regional planning commission, or quasi-municipal public agency serving New Hampshire municipalities. Today, NHMA is proud to represent all 234 cities and towns in New Hampshire as well as 55 associate members. Whether you’re new to NHMA or need a refresher on how to optimize your membership with us, there’s always more to see at NHMA.

NHMA Gears Up for 2025-2026 Legislative Policy Process: It’s Never Too Early to Submit Policy Suggestions

Our Advocacy Efforts Matter!  Your Voice Matters More!

Established in 1941 as a voluntary association of New Hampshire’s cities and towns, the New Hampshire Municipal Association has served as the primary legislative advocate for New Hampshire’s municipalities, representing its members at the state legislature and before numerous federal and state administrative agencies.

Legislative Update: We're Here to Recruit You!

It’s time to plan for late winter and early spring. The weather will almost certainly be dreary, and you’ll be wanting an escape from the darkness that pervades winter. What about a handful of mini vacations to the warm offices of NHMA where you can spend the ugly morning hours with your friends and colleagues determining what NHMA will advocate for during the 2025-2026 legislative session?

Executive Director Message

It's time to start thinking about legislation! Well, to be fair, our crack advocacy team would tell you it’s always time to be thinking about legislation and advocacy, but it won’t be long now before legislators start filing LSRs (legislative service requests) for the 2024 legislative session. And because 2024 is right around the corner, so is an incredible opportunity for members to get involved with NHMA’s advocacy: the legislative policy process!

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