Dear Municipal Human Resources professional:
It is my great pleasure to announce to you the formation of the Maine Local Government Human Resources Association (MLGHRA) – the newest Affiliate Chapter of the Maine Municipal Association.
MLGHRA has been in existence for about decade as an informal group of municipal employees who are responsible for the human resources function in their organization. The core purpose – which remains today – has been to network and share information and resources amongst those who share the same responsibilities and challenges. It has been an invaluable resource for our communities and for professional development, and we hope to continue to expand and grow it.
It is also our hope that you will be part of that growth! MLGHRA is currently conducting its first formal membership campaign. Any employee who is responsible for the human resources function in their municipality, county, or other local government organization is eligible to join. Our membership dues are $25.00 per year.
Members will be added to our email distribution list with access to over 50 other professionals in roles such as our own. Over the course of the next few months we will also be developing a listserv and website for additional ease of communication. Another goal is to work together to offer more developmental training for employees in our communities, and we will be working with MMA to put on valuable, low-cost workshops in the spring of 2015.
We hope you will join us for an upcoming meeting of MLGHRA. Our next meeting is at the MMA Annual Convention on October 1, 2014. We are also sponsoring a workshop that day, and will be hosting an informal opportunity to meet and mingle. We hope to see you there! You are also invited to attend our December meeting on Thursday, December 4 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in Westbrook. We typically meet every other month and the host locations vary.
Please download our Membership Application form. If you are interested in becoming more involved in a committee or leadership role, please take a moment to indicate so on the form. For more information, please email us at MLGHRAemail@gmail.com.
Kristy Gould, President, MLGHRA
Human Resources Director, City of Augusta