Geoff Beckwith has been the Executive Director & CEO of the Massachusetts Municipal Association since 1992, leading the statewide nonprofit organization that works with all cities and towns to improve the effectiveness of local government. Geoff oversees all aspects of the association, including policy development, advocacy before state and federal agencies, member services, and training and education programs for local officials. He is President/CEO of MIIA, the MMA’s $500 million nonprofit municipal insurance company. From 1985 to 1991, Geoff was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and was the chief author of the nation’s first toxics use reduction law. He was named "Environmental Legislator of the Year" in 1989 and "Energy Legislator of the Year" in 1988.