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September 30, 2010

112th Annual Convention – A Success!

cv-stageIn case you missed Convention, we are pleased to report that this year’s new format, speaker line-up, and education sessions were a triumph! For those of you who attended, we are happy you had a great experience! This Convention was merely a jumping off point for bringing innovative education to you in the future.

To access post-Convention items click the following links:

Grand Haven Wins Community Excellence Award

Convention Photos

Complete List of Award Winners & Convention Blog

Download Speaker Presentations

Don’t forget to save the date for Capital Conference in Lansing, April 5-6, 2011!


Social Media Is Where It’s At
There’s Still Time to Register!

social mediaThe League will be hosting the “Social Media – Is Your Community Ready?” training in Alpena on October 7, 2010. This training will explore social media basics, as well as what an employer should do to establish policy governing the use of social networking sites as it pertains to the reputation and integrity of the organization and to safeguard protected or confidential information. Employers have heightened interests in controlling the job-related speech made by an employee in their professional capacity and they can require that all employee communication on official business, no matter where it is, must be accurate, demonstrate sound judgment, and promote the employer's mission.

Click here to register!


Medical Marihuana Act Workshop Video

computer screenThe League has offered a number of workshops on the Medical Marihuana Act and its role in your community. Last week, we were fortunate to record the entire workshop, making it available to League members for free!

Learn from experienced experts Melanie Brim, Bureau of Health Professions Director at the Michigan Department of Community Health; Andria Ditschman, Attorney at the Hubbard Law Firm; and Catherine Mish, City Attorney of Grand Rapids, as they discuss the options available to communities and what several Michigan municipalities have done in light of the new law.

Click here to view the video.


Harness the Power of Entrepreneurship in Your Community

entrepreneurThe Michigan Municipal League Foundation is proud to host a series of entrepreneurial seminars throughout Michigan, October 26-29, 2010 by Ernesto Sirolli, the founder and CEO of The Sirolli Institute. Entrepreneurship and the power of growing jobs are central to growing communities in the 21st century economy. The Sirolli method shows local officials how to harness the power of local entrepreneurs to bring sustainable change through "entrepreneur facilitation." They've had remarkable success in communities across the country and around the world, in places large and small, rural and urban.

If you are a visionary leader willing to consider a whole new approach to achieve transformational change, bring a team of key stakeholders to learn how this method might be what you've been waiting for!

Click the link below to register. Session dates and locations include:
October 26, 2010 – Escanaba, Bay de Noc Community College
October 27, 2010 – Ludington, Ramada Inn
October 28, 2010 – Bay City, Bay Valley Resort & Conference Center
October 29, 2010 – Lansing, League Capital Office




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