Community Maintenance Service Agreement: Mad Libs

Maintenance Mad Libs is a small group activity designed to simulate negotiations between the community and private service providers to develop a community maintenance service agreement (CMSA). Participants choose from three different maintenance model types for their agreements.

The purpose of this activity is to help partners understand what constitutes a CMSA and the best practices to create one based on a Mad Libs schema. A round of gameplay closes with group reflections on the choices they made in their CMSAs and how they negotiated these agreements. The game package includes instructions, a facilitator’s guide, worksheets, and a slide deck to guide the discussion.