About the Conference
The New Hampshire Municipal Association (NHMA) is pleased to announce its 75th Annual Conference, with the theme Celebrating Seventy-Five years of Service to Your Hometown. This is New Hampshire's premier conference for municipal officials, featuring over 40 educational sessions on timely and relevant topics, as well as ample opportunities to meet and greet with exhibitors ready to offer you the latest products and services. The 2015 event drew more than 500 New Hampshire local government officials and over 100 exhibitors and sponsors!
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2016 Program Sessions Descriptions
75th Anniversary Gala Celebration
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The Radisson Hotel
In conjunction with our Annual Conference at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, we will be marking our 75th anniversary with a Gala Dinner celebration! Join us for hors d’oeuvres and light music provided by the Freese Brothers Big Band, a delicious dining experience along with entertainment that’s sure to offer laughing, lots of energy and interactive fun with “Dueling Piano” players!
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The 75th NHMA Annual Conference will begin with opening remarks by Loretta LaRoche. Loretta will be sharing with us “The Power of Humor and Optimism” A life that is fulfilling is predicated on discovering how to use thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to enhance our mental and physical well-being. Many of us go day to day hypnotized by internal dialogue that leads us down the path of negativity and unhappiness. It is often the result of parental and societal messages, but it can also be an inherited predisposition towards depression and/or anxiety. Optimism, which is a resiliency based model, can be taught. It is not the fairy tale concept of simply thinking “positive thoughts”, but rather an explanatory style. When we add the ingredient of humor, our ability to handle life’s inevitable ups and downs becomes more accessible.