Spring Training Workshop & Luncheon in Freeport – June 27, 2019

Spring Training Workshop & Luncheon
Thursday, June 27, 2019
The Hilton Garden Inn Freeport
5 Park St., Freeport


8:00am – 8:30am – Registration

8:30am – 9:30am – Legislative Update
Kate Dufour, Legislative Advocate, MMA
MMA’s Legislative Advocate will fill us in on the latest going on in Augusta, including changes to the revenue sharing, homestead and veterans’ exemption as well as the continuing marijuana debate.

9:30am – 9:45am – Break

9:45am – 10:45am – Municipal Investment Opportunities
Jason Simcock, VP Director of Government Banking Services, Androscoggin Bank, Jim MacLeod, President, Portland Trust Co.
Jason and Jim will discuss municipal investment options in the context of the current interest rate environment. Jim will also cover investment policies and how they go hand in hand with investment opportunities.

10:45am – 11:00am – Break

11:00am – 12:00pm – State Economic Update
Amanda Rector, Maine State Economist
Amanda conducts ongoing analysis of Maine’s economy to keep our State leaders informed in order to assist them in their planning and policy decisions. She will share some of her incites with us.

12:00pm – 1:15pm – Lunch

1:15pm – 2:30pm – Municipal Recycling Market Update
Victor Horton, Executive Director, Maine Resource Recover Association
Victor will discuss where we are today with respect to recycling in Maine and where we are going


Presentations Available:
MMA Legislative Update – Kate Dufour
The Economics and Demographics of Maine – Amanda Rector, Maine State Economist