NHMA's 80th Annual Conference and Exhibition

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 9:00am to 5:00pm


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NHMA's 80th Annual Conference and Exhibition


This year's conference theme is appropriately titled, PROGRESS THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS

Please join us on Wednesday, November 17 through Friday, November 19 for this unique conference experience presented in a hybrid format.

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NHMA is excited to announce the dates of Wednesday through Friday, November 17-19 for the 80th Annual Conference and Exhibition at the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Manchester. Our theme this year is “Progress Through Partnerships.”

NHMA plans this annual event months in advance, so with uncertainty about the status of COVID-19 in the fall, we are bringing the conference to our members and attendees in a new hybrid format—both for safety and convenience.

With this hybrid format, the first day will be held live and in-person at the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Manchester with video streaming of popular program sessions to members who chose to attend virtually. Thursday will be a full day of virtual streaming of educational sessions and Friday will be a half-day of remote streaming of educational sessions.

Why this new hybrid format? Well, we know that after a year of virtual meetings, many municipal officials and exhibitors are anxious to network, learn, and meet face-to-face again. But we also know that some officials and exhibitors may be hesitant to attend in person due to the degree of uncertainty how things may be in November. With this new format, NHMA is able to provide the same high-quality educational training opportunities for those members and exhibitors who wish to attend live, and in-person, as well as those members and exhibitors who wish to participate virtually from the convenience of their home or office.

Either way, whether live and in person or virtually, we hope you join us this year!

 COVID-19 Terms & Conditions

(If You Plan to Join Us IN-PERSON on Wednesday, November 17th at the DoubleTree By Hilton Downtown Manchester Hotel, Please Read Prior to Registering)

We are planning to hold our Annual Conference and Exhibition in-person on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 with certain safety protocols and strategies in place. Since YOUR health and safety is our greatest concern, at this time, due to the substantial transmission of COVID-19 in New Hampshire and recommendations from the CDC and NH DHHS, everyone (including sponsors and exhibitors) will be required to wear a mask indoors, regardless of their vaccination status. You may remove your mask while actively eating or drinking, but please put it back on when finished. If CDC guidelines and NHDHHS recommendations change closer to the conference, or if the transmission of COVID-19 becomes more stable, masks may become optional. Attendees will also have to abide by the health and safety protocols set in place by the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Manchester Hotel in November, which may change at any time. Measures will be taken throughout the Exhibit Hall, session rooms and conference events to keep attendees at a safe distance to the extent possible. Participants are also encouraged to maintain appropriate social distancing and forgo handshakes and other forms of physical contact.

In addition to the facemask requirement, NHMA is requesting that all participants (sponsors, exhibitors and attendees) be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of attending the conference. NHMA is relying on the honor system in making this request and appreciates your cooperation to ensure a safe experience for all of us. As a reminder, anyone feeling sick or displaying symptoms of COVID-19, or who has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, should refrain from attending the conference.

Please be aware we are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation and may adjust conference setup and protocols accordingly.


Session information, including date and time, is subject to change prior to the event.  Please consult the official conference program on the Whova mobile/web app closer to the event.

MEMBER RATE:  $100.00



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Dr. Geri King    KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Gerri King, Ph.D.

Gerri King, Ph.D., social psychologist and organizational consultant, works with educational, healthcare, corporate, industrial, non-profit, and governmental & municipal clients throughout the US and abroad.  She is also a facilitator and keynote speaker, presenting at numerous conferences and seminars throughout the year.  

Dr. King’s expertise includes a wide range of topics such as supervisory skills, team building, resolving conflicts and effective communication, de-escalating difficult situations, the dynamics of change, strategic planning, why people avoid success, creating blame-free and gossip-free work environments, and the changing role of leadership. 

Gerri facilitates staff and executive retreats, departmental and cross-departmental conflict resolution efforts, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning sessions, and mission & vision development. She is a founding partner and President of the consulting and counseling firm Human Dynamics Associates, Inc. of Concord NH and the author of The Duh! Book of Management and Supervision: Dispelling Common Leadership Myths.

www.gerriking.com will provide more information.

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For those members who attend virtually, NHMA will be using an online event software platform called Whova.  Whova enables active participation and interaction among attendees, sponsors/exhibitors and speakers and provides up-to-date information, personalized agendas, messages, community board, and exciting contests and photos all at your fingertips. 

Please Take the Time to Learn More About our Sponsors and Exhibitors at NHMA's Annual Conference in November This Year!  This Event is Made Possible by Their Support! (logos are clickable links to website)

Diamond Level Sponsor

HealthTrust teams with the best-in-class organizations to offer high quality, cost-effective, comprehensive benefit plans to New Hampshire’s public sector.

Platinum Level Sponsor

Citizens, Government Banking and Clarfeld Citizens Wealth Management teams, specialize in delivering products, services and expertise; helping municipalities manage their finances.

Gold Level Sponsor

td bank logo

TD Bank provides a full range of municipal banking products and services. Our knowledgeable and experienced Relationship Managers offer local decision making and expert service.

Gold Level Sponsor

MRI logo

Our services include: financial management; fire/police assessments; general organizational/management studies; recruitment/human resources; interim management; wage/classification studies; assessing; municipal fund accounting software.

Exhibit Hall Sponsor


Drummond Woodsum’s experienced attorneys provide New Hampshire municipalities with representation and advice on matters concerning land use, planning, zoning and enforcement; ordinance drafting; shorefront access; tax abatement; general municipal matters; labor and employment; environmental issues; litigation and appeals; and municipal bonds and public finance. Learn more at www.dwmlaw.com.

Silver Level Sponsor

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BS&A Software serves local governments with Cloud-Based Financial Management software. With 2,000+ clients, BS&A has earned a reputation for providing highly efficient and innovative solutions.

Silver Level Sponsor

vision government solutions logo

Assessing made easy. Unrivaled service, unmatched appraisal expertise, unparalleled CAMA system.

Mobile App Sponsor

Mobile App Sponsor

Personalized service and expertise, we provide the know-how it takes to meet the ever-changing requirements of the municipal environment.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Benchmark Office Systems Inc
BETA Group, Inc.
BS&A Software
Cell Coverage Mapping
CMA Engineers.com
Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, PLLC
Drummond Woodsum
Freedom Energy Logistics
Gale Associates, Inc.
Granite State College
Green International Affiliates, Inc.

Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc.
Ideal Concrete Block Co.

Interware Development Company, Inc.
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Melanson CPAs
MHEC (Regional GPO)
MissionSquare Retirement
Mitchell Municipal Group, P.A.
Municipal Resources, Inc.
New England Document Systems
NH Municipal Bond Bank
NH Public Deposit Investment Pool

Pennichuck Water Service Corporation
People's United Bank, N.A.
Quantum Construction Consultants, LLC
Roadsweep America
Secured Network Services
SFC Engineering Partnership, Inc.
TD Bank
The H. L. Turner Group
Three Bearings Fiduciary Advisors, Inc.
Underwood Engineers, Inc.

Unite Us in New Hampshire
Upton & Hatfield, LLP
Vision Government Solutions
Weston & Sampson
Window Film Depot

Wireless Realty Advisors

(November 12, 2021)