Public Policy Forums

About MNN’s Public Policy Forum Series:

In 2016, MNN launched its Public Policy Forum series, which brings together MNN members and government leaders to have candid conversations about issues impacting the nonprofit sector.

We believe these meetings will not only benefit our members but also increase the awareness and support for the vital work nonprofits undertake each and every day.

Forums are free for MNN members. To find out more about membership or to join, click here or email us at

2024 Public Policy Forums:

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Secretary Kate Walsh, May 8, 2024


Secretary Edward Augustus, February 15, 2024

2023 Public Policy Forums:

Audrey Gasteier and Mike Levine, November 15, 2023

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Secretary Patrick Tutwiler, September 18, 2023

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Secretary Yvonne Hao, May 23, 2023

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 Secretary Lauren E. Jones, April 18, 2023

2022 Public Policy Forums:


Jake Auchincloss, December 21, 2022

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Courtney Aladro, November 10, 2022

Marylou Sudders, MSW, ACSW, July 12, 2022


Senator Sal DiDomenico, March 23, 2022

2021 Public Policy Forums:

The 2021 Public Policy Forum series are sponsored by Hemenway & Barnes, LLP.


Congressman Jim McGovern, December 17, 2021


Representative Dan Hunt, June 9, 2021



Commissioner Amy Kershaw, April 7, 2021



Secretary Rosalin Acosta, February 16, 2021

2020 Public Policy Forums:


Secretary James Peyser, September 9, 2020


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Secretary Mike Kennealy, July 14, 2020


2019 Public Policy Forums:

The 2019 Policymaker Roundtable series was sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal.

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Chairman Mike Rodrigues, October 1, 2019


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Senator Eric Lesser, June 25, 2019








Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders, January 30, 2019



2018 Public Policy Forums:

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Jay Coburn, Andrew Gottlieb, and Pat Johnson, Thursday, November 29








Courtney Aladro, Chief of the Non-Profit/Public Charities Division, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General, July 24, 2018


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State Auditor of Massachusetts Suzanne Bump, February 8, 2018


2017 Public Policy Forums:







Secretary of Administration and Finance Michael Heffernan, November 20, 2017



Representative Jeffrey Sánchez, July 26, 2017

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Senator Jennifer Flanagan, May 16, 2017



2016 Public Policy Forums:

Ronald L. Walker, II, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, December 12, 2016



Marylou Sudders, Secretary of Health and Human Services, September 14, 2016



Mary Beckman, Assistant Attorney General, April 15, 2016



Karen Spilka, State Senator, January 26, 2016