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April 17
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April 25, 2012
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Transportation Asset Management Conference
April 25, 2012
Livonia

Essential Skills for the Elected Official
May 2, 2012
Grand Rapids

Region Meet Up
May 2, 2012
Grand Rapids

Labor Negotiations 101
May 9
, 2012
Battle Creek

Legendary Customer Service for Municipal Officials
May 17
, 2012
Ann Arbor

Region Meet Up
June 20
, 2012
Boyne Highlands

2012 Annual Convention
Oct 3-5, 2012
Mackinac Island

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WE NEED YOUR HELP ON PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX! Come to Lansing Wednesday, April 18

Legislation which would significantly cut personal property tax revenues to local communities will be introduced Tuesday, April 17, and the Replace Don’t Erase coalition will have a press conference 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Lansing City Fire Station #1, 120 East Shiawassee (corner of Shiawassee and Grand), Lansing. Then at 12:30 p.m. we expect a hearing before the Senate finance committee to follow. As many of our members as possible are encouraged to attend the press conference and then also testify (or at least attend) the Senate hearing. Please contact Summer Minnick if you plan on attending and would like more information. She can be reached at (517) 908-0301 or sminnick@mml.org.

State Affairs Update

MAM Capitol Reception: April 17 - Register Today - Register today for the MAM Capitol Reception coming up on April 17!  This event is FREE for all MAM members ($25 for non-MAM members).  It’s a great opportunity to meet with your legislators to discuss issues that are vitally important to your communities such as Personal Property Tax funding, transportation funding, etc.  It’s also a great way to network with your peers! MORE>

Transportation Asset Management Conference Scheduled for April 25

Interacting with the State - Michigan Shared Services Community



Federal Update

Congressional Recess Means Opportunity - Congress is on their spring recess during the next two weeks, giving local officials a perfect opportunity to speak with them of issues of importance such as transportation and the 2013 budget. As you do so, please talk to them about the need for a longer term transportation funding bill that will bring stability to decisions being made at the state and local level on rebuilding our transportation system. MORE>

Congress and Senate Pass 90-Day Transportation Extension

House Passes 2013 Budget



21st Century Communities

League CEO Dan Gilmartin to Give Keynote Address at Urban Land Institute Conference - Michigan Municipal League CEO & Executive Director Dan Gilmartin will give the keynote address during the 3rd Annual Public/Private/Partnership (P3) Conference in Grand Rapids April 19. The event, taking place at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, is jointly sponsored by the Urban Land Institute of Michigan and the Michigan Municipal League. The past two conferences in Rochester and Lansing have been overwhelming successes and attracted more than 450 of the state's leading real estate developers, investors, public officials, academics and professional service provider. Gilmartin will give the keynote address and discuss how to balance community wants with market realities. MORE>

Sustainable Cities Institute Joins National League of Cities

Conference Kicks Off Discussions on Arts Certification Program

Transportation and the New Generation

League Projects Recognized As Key Drivers of Entrepreneurial Growth

Michigan Land and Prosperity Summit

Land Bank Conference Session Proposals Due April 13

The Fund Book - Free Federal Funding Resource

   

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