Municipal Resources

Along with being available to assist you with questions about local government and regional issues, the Franklin Regional Council of Governments also provides multiple resources, such as county road maps, surveys, directories, and training opportunities for municipal officials. We are always looking for suggestions regarding the types of trainings and workshops our municipal officials would like to attend.

Resources on this page include the following (click on the title to jump to that section):

Local Official Workshop Series
Materials from Past Workshops
Relevant Links

Wage and Salary Survey

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments publishes an annual Wage and Salary Survey for Franklin County local officials, providing information on municipal compensation and benefits packages.

Municipal Directory

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments annually publishes a Municipal Directory which lists contact information for municipal officials, departments, and services for each of the county’s 26 municipalities.

If you find any inaccuracies or wish to update the information from your municipality for either the Wage and Salary Survey or the Municipal Directory, please do not hesitate to contact Rebekah Boyd at or 413-774-3167, ext. 100. 

Local Official Capacity Building Workshop Series

The  Workshop Series is a monthly series that provides new and veteran town officials with continuing education on statutory requirements, best practices, and emerging issues of town governance. All town officials are always welcome.
The workshops are free but we request that you register ahead of time. A flyer will be available before each workshop on the Meetings and Events calendar on this website. All workshops are held at the John W. Olver Transit Center, 12 Olive Street, Greenfield, Massachusetts.

Materials from the Local Official Capacity Building Series 2016-2017
Commercial Wood Heat and Air Quality Peltier
MassDEP-wood-heat-air quality
Local Officials Climate Change Workshop Presentation materials
Public Records Law workshop 6/29/17: KP Law Presentation Slides    
Copy of 950 cmr32[1]

Materials from Selectboard Essentials Workshops, 2015-2016
USDA Rural Devpt. Presentation
USDA Program Matrix Handout Rev. 04 2015 (3)
DESE Regional School District Minimum Contribution Formula Presentation 2015.12.10
Town Financial Management Review 2015.9.16
Selectboard 101

Materials from Past Workshops:
Click here to review presentations from the Selectboard Essentials Series of 2014-2015
Click here to review presentations from the Selectboard Essentials Series of 2013-2014
Click here to see the materials from our 2014/15 Municipal Financial Management Workshop Series
Click here for materials from our 204/15 Conservation Commission Workshops
Please contact for hard copies of the materials from a particular session.

Interesting Links for Local Officials


Other Municipal Agencies
Massachusetts Municipal Association

Franklin County Regional Agencies

State Agencies

Regional Planning Agencies