NHMA's 81st Annual Conference and Exhibition

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A Message from Keynote Speaker, Jim Mathis

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NHMA’s 81st Annual Conference and Exhibition

November 16-17, 2022

Registration is now open for NHMA's 81st Annual Conference and Exhibition.  Please join on Wednesday, November 16 and Thursday, November 17 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown Hotel in Manchester.  Our theme this year is Getting Used to Different.”

It’s been nearly two years and New Hampshire municipalities are still “getting used to different” and adapting to the extraordinary events of the pandemic. Elected and appointed officials have been faced with tough challenges and opportunities to create new programs and services that best meet the changing needs of their residents. 

This year’s conference will be held as a live, in person event in Manchester both days with simultaneous live-streaming for virtual attendees.   Either way, whether live and in-person or virtually, we hope you will join us this year.

In-Person Attendance-Member Rates

(1 day)=$135 ($125 if pay electronically)

(2 days)=$175 ($165 if pay electronically) 

In-Person Attendance-Affiliate (Non-Member)/State Agency Rates

(1 day)=$190 ($180 if pay electronically)

(2 days)=$240 ($230 if pay electronically) 

Virtual Attendance-Member Rate
2 days=$100

Virtual Attendance-Affiliate (Non-Member)/State Agency Rates
2 days=$130
register now

session descriptions    SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

To view the Conference Session Schedule with program descriptions, please click here!

hotel    HOTEL INFORMATION - Overnight Accommodations

The DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown Hotel will be handling all hotel room reservations. Reservations must be received by October 25, 2022 to be eligible for the discounted rate.

You may call the hotel reservation number directly at 603.625.1000, please be sure to identify yourself as an NH Municipal Association Conference Attendee or give them the group code: NHM.  You may also reserve a room online at https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=MHTMNDT&groupCode=CDTNHM&arrivaldate=2022-11-15&departuredate=2022-11-17&flexibleDates=true&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

parking sign  PARKING

A parking garage is located adjacent to the Hotel. With validation, parking fees are $6 per vehicle. Attendees staying overnight at the hotel may park overnight for $12.75. To validate your parking ticket, you must bring your parking ticket into the hotel to be validated at the Conference Registration Area at the entrance to the Exhibit Hall.


The DoubleTree by Hilton is located at 700 Elm Street in the heart of downtown Manchester, New Hampshire.

From the South (I-93) : Take I-93 North to Route 293 North (left exit off I-93). After Brown Avenue exit, stay to the right as Route 293 bears right. Stay on Route 293 to the second exit (exit 5/Granite Street). Turn right at the bottom of the ramp and continue through two sets of lights. The hotel garage is located on your left.

From Nashua : Take Route 3 North. Just south of Manchester, Route 3 becomes Route 293. Take exit 5 and follow directions above for I-93 from the South.

From the Seacoast : Take I-95 to Route 101 West to I-93 South to Route 293 North. Follow directions above for I-93 from the South.

From the West (I-89) and/or I-93 Southbound : Take I-89 South to I-93 South to Route 293 South to exit 5. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp. Continue straight through two sets of lights. The hotel garage is located on your left.


To provide the best experience for you we will be using Whova, Whova is an online event software platform (web app version as well as our mobile app) that enables active participation and interaction among our speakers, sponsor and exhibitors, NHMA staff members and attendees.  Whova provides up-to-date information including the agenda of events, messages, community board and more, all at your fingertips.  Whova instructions and information will be made available after you register with us! After registering NHMA will create your virtual attendee profile on the Whova platform.  Once we set up your virtual profile, you will receive an email that will show you how to download and use the mobile app and access and use the web app.  From there you will be able to:

  • Edit your personal information
  • View the event agenda and plan your schedule
  • Access Livestreams and Videos directly within sessions and utilize the session Q&A to chat with speakers
  • Visit the Virtual Expo Hall
  • Set up Virtual meet-ups with your fellow attendees to connect remotely
  • Create and converse through various Discussion Topics in the Community Board
  • Receive updates from the organizers
  • Get presentation documents and slides
  • Play games and win prizes!

thank you(as of October 6, 2022)

HealthTrust logo          Premier Sponsor    
Thursday Keynote Sponsor      primex logo
trust logo  Wednesday Keynote Sponsor


Wednesday Afternoon Break Sponsor   mt bank
VGSI   Wednesday Technology Sponsor
 td bank      Thursday Breakfast Sponsor
MRI logo  Thursday Breakfast Sponsor
  Thursday Breakfast Sponsor citizens logo
sertex logo  Wednesday Technology Sponsor
Wednesday Technology Sponsor aquarion logo  


Drummond Woodsum logo   Wednesday Exhibitor Reception  
indus logo  Thursday Technology Sponsor
  Conference Bag Sponsor freedom logo
mascoma bank  Program Support Sponsor


Affinity LED Lighting

Avitar Associates of New England, Inc.

Auctions International Inc.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

Benchmark Office Systems

Bonnette, Page & Stone Corp.


CAI Technologies


CMA Engineers

Eagle Associates of Cazenovia, LLC

East Coast Containers

Environment Partners Group, LLC


Gale Associates, Inc.


Granite State College

Green International Affiliates


Horizons Engineering

Hoyle, Tanner & Associates

Horsely Witten Group

Ideal Concrete Block Co.

Interware Development

Lavallee Brensinger Architects

Lifesavers Inc.


Mission Broadband

Mitchell Municipal Group, P.A.

New England Document Systems

New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs

New Hampshire Department of Corrections, Correctional Industries

New Hampshire Municipal Bond Bank

New Hampshire Retirement System

NH PDIP/PFM Asset Management LLC

NH Government Finance Officers Association

NH Tax Deed & Property Auctions

Onsite Drug Testing OF NE


Roadsweep America

Roberts & Greene, PLLC

SFC Engineering Partnership

The H.L. Turner Group, Inc.

Tighe & Bond, Inc.

Underwood Engineers, Inc.

UNH Technology Transfer Center

UniBank Fiscal Advisory Services


Vision Government Solutions, Inc.

Waypoint Technology Group

Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc.



       DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown Hotel

We are excited that this year’s conference will be held in person again!  The conference will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown Hotel in Manchester both days with simultaneous live-streaming for virtual attendees. 

 9:00 am, Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Jim Mathis

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Jim Mathis, The Reinvention PRO™

Jim Mathis is a bestselling author, corporate speaker and trainer, International Platform Certified Speaking Professional (IPCS), Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), and Certified Speaker & Trainer with the International John Maxwell Team (CJMT). He has been writing, speaking, and consulting for over 40 years with proven results. Jim has a passion to help leaders who want to improve their skills and reinvent their organizations in changing and challenging economies.

  9:00 am, Thursday, November 17, 2022

Jonathan Fanning

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Jonathan Fanning

Jonathan Fanning is an entrepreneur, parent, and leadership development expert. He has written several books, including Who are you BECOMING? and I Once Was Lost. Jonathan was voted best speaker at a TEDx Conference and has inspired and challenged audiences with his message in 49 states and on 3 continents. After traumatic car accident provided a much-needed wake-up call, Jonathan knew he needed to make some serious changes. Since then, he’s shared his gift of combining story-telling, humor, emotion, and tough questions to help audiences discover practical game-changers for their work and lives. Audiences include Alvin Ailey, the American Hospital Association, Mars Chocolate, Mercedes-Benz, McDonald's, all branches of the US Military and the Fire Department of New York.