2012 Convention Agenda

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012


9:00 am-5:00 pm

Registration Hours

8:00 am

League Board of Trustees Executive Session

8:30 am

League Board of Trustees Meeting

11:00 am-12:00 pm

Annual Business Meeting

12:00 pm        

Michigan Women In Municipal Government Lunch

2:00-3:45 pm

Welcoming General Session
Parade of Flags
Community Excellence Awards

4:15-5:30 pm

Vendor Breakout Sessions
Your Infrastructure, Your Buildings — For Today and Tomorrow
Living with Health Care Reform and a Look into the Future of Health Care Plans

Office 365 and the Power of the Microsoft Cloud
Placemaking: Something From Nothing

Placemaking: Leaving a Legacy

8:00 pm

Foundation Boat Cruise

October 4, 2012


7:00 am-12:00 pm

Registration Hours

7:00-8:00 am 

Michigan Association of Mayors Breakfast

8:00-10:30 am

General Session
Leading Local, Thinking Global - Clarence Anthony
Community Design & Sustainability - Chuck Marohn
Creative State MI: The Arts & Creativity as a Strategy for MI Communities - Jennifer Goulet
Civic Engagement - Josh McManus

10:30 am-2:45 pm

Silent Auction Bidding

10:45 am-12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions
Civic Engagement
Community Design & Sustainability
Leveraging State Resources to Create Place
Natural Gas Purchasing Program

12:00 pm

Lunch on Your Own

12:00 pm

Elected Officials Academy Board Meeting and Lunch

1:00-2:15 pm

Breakout Sessions
Creative State MI: The Arts & Creativity as a Strategy for MI Communities
State and Federal Affairs Update

New Drug Update & How Local Officials Can Help
The MI-Place Partnership Initiative


Networking Refreshment Break on the Garden Terrace - Sponsored by Consumer Energy

2:45-4:15 pm




4:15-5:15 pm

General Session: Both Sides of the Ballot
This November, Michigan voters will decide the fate of Public Act 4— commonly called the Emergency Manager Act of 2011. In fact, we could see several proposals on the November ballot that could have significant impacts on local governments. Is the Michigan Constitution under attack? Are your rights being threatened or preserved? With so much at stake, this important new general session will have speakers give the pros and cons of ballot proposals that could impact local government.

Michigan Local Government Management Association Colloquium General Session
Welcome to the Future: The Rise of Walkable Urbanism - Chris Leinberger

6:30-9:00 pm

Reception and Annual Awards Banquet

October 5, 2012


8:00-9:15 am

Vendor Breakout Sessions
New State and Federal Cell Tower Laws: Gaining the Revenue Without Regulation Risks
Local Challenges and Strategies
Financial Reporting for Local Governments: What Elected Officials Need to Know
Paperless Government

Practical Tips to Manage the Rising Cost of Benefits

9:30-11:00 am

Closing General Session
Making Stone Soup-How to Really Make Collaborative Innovation Happen
Community Excellence Award “Race for the Cup” Winner Announced

11:15 am-12:00 pm

Governance Committee Meeting

11:15 am-12:00 pm

Michigan Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials Meeting

1:00-4:00 pm

Post-Convention Workshops
Learning to Lobby: Local Officials' Role in Lansing
Where's the Money? How to Tap into Private Sector Funding for Municipal Projects



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