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Training/Events Blue Arrows

Your one-stop spot for League events and educational training!

October 13, 2011

Region Meet Upnetworking
November 2, 2011
The Rhapsody Restaurant, Southgate

Join fellow League members for an evening of networking, hot topic discussions, and appetizers at the League Region Meet Up, sponsored by Plante & Moran, PLLC. This open house style event offered by the League is the first of its kind, and we hope to see you there!

Click here to RSVP


Annual Convention Wrap Upconvention stage

In case you missed Convention, we took “to the streets” in Grand Rapids with exceptional education, superb speakers, and phenomenal fun! For those of you who attended, we are happy you had a great experience.

To access post-Convention items click the following links:

Clare’s “Cops & Donuts” Wins Community Excellence Award

Convention Photos

Convention Blog

Download Speaker Presentations

Don’t forget to save the date for Capital Conference in Lansing, March 20-21, 2012!


You Won! Now What? Newly Elected Officials Trainingsnewly elected officials training

This newly elected officials training consists of core topics that will help educate first-time elected officials, as well as seasoned officials, on the basic functions they will need to know in their roles as public leaders. Topics include: introduction to League services; an overview of basic local government; roles and responsibilities of elected officials; Open Meetings Act (OMA); Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); lobbying 101; and a panel discussion with seasoned elected officials.

November 15 - Marlette
November 16 - Lansing
November 29 - Boyne City
December 6 - Ferrysburg
December 7 - Ann Arbor
December 8 - Mt. Pleasant

If you aren't sure how many new councilmembers you will have, you are able to hold spots in the newly elected officials training by simply contacting Jane Bruck at Reservations will be held until the results of the November election are known. Following Election Day, please register your newly elected officials.


Public Employment Law Seminarpublic employment law seminar
October 25, 2011

Statistics indicate that municipalities continue to experience high levels of financial loss because of errors and poor judgment calls in employment situations. This full-day seminar is designed to provide municipalities with the information and tools they need to reduce their risks related to public employment issues. The day will be comprised of sessions presented by professionals specializing in the topic areas listed below. Presenters will provide a general overview of each of the topics, provide information to reduce risks, and supply materials to be used as practice tools. This is a must-attend seminar for every municipal manager, mayor, attorney, and human resources professional.

Topics to be covered include:
- Employment Issues & Records Retention
- Independent Contractors - Do's & Don'ts
- Whistleblower Cases
- Healthcare Reform
- Michigan Medical Marihuana Act
- Social Media & New Technology Use

Register today!


Affiliate News

Michigan Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials Annual Fundraising Event
Friday October 21, 2011
Doors open at 6:00 pm

New Venue!     
Roberts Riverwalk Hotel
1000 River Place, Detroit, MI 48207

The event will be held at the beautiful Roberts Riverwalk Hotel in downtown Detroit.   That means dinner and lodging will now be under one roof.  You don’t have to drive home after the event, just call the hotel and ask for the MBC-LEO special rate. We encourage everyone to spread the word and invite others.

It’s not too late to register. Registration is only $25!  MBC-LEO/League members may register online. Click here to register. Or, you can pay at the door.

If you have any questions contact Kelly Warren at (734) 669-6310.

We’ll see you there!



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