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February 3, 2011

Workshop on Michigan Medical Marihuana Act

medical marijuanaJoin us for the Medical Marihuana Act & You Community Workshop on February 10, in Wyoming!  The Medical Marihuana Act has been in effect for over two years, yet there are still many unanswered questions.  How and where is medical marijuana dispensed?  What are the implications for a municipality as an employer?  On average, the state Department of Community Health is receiving 71 medical marijuana patient applications a day.  What does that mean for your community?  Do you understand what the Act entails?

This workshop will include an Overview of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act 2 Years Later and a large panel of experienced speakers with plenty of time for Q & A.

Register today!


There’s a New Legislature in Town – Are You Ready?

CC 2011Renaissance Zones…Brownfield Credits…Complete Streets…Transit-Oriented Development…Bond Refinancing…Aerotropolis…The League had some big wins in 2010.

But the political landscape has changed dramatically this year.  We expect new victories while past gains could be at risk.  The future is just as uncertain for ongoing issues like PA 312 reform, revenue sharing, and urban revitalization.

Which legislative battles are crucial this year?  How will the budget deficit impact local governments?  What economic development tools could be on the chopping block in 2011?  Which new faces in Lansing are familiar friends—and which are crucial connections to forge?

Come find out on April 5-6 at Capital Conference in Lansing!


Millage Matters Workshop
March 25, Lansing

Roger MartinAre you considering a millage, or have you recently had a millage that was defeated?  Join us on March 25 at the League Capital Office in Lansing to hear from Roger Martin, of the Martin Waymire public relations firm, on the many ballot campaigns he has conducted over the years.  He will share what worked in successful campaigns and things to avoid for future campaigns.  You’ll also hear from a panel of municipal officials who have gone through the process with successful returns.  Register today!


RFP Sharing Service

Did you know there's a brand new benefit we've added to League membership?  Thanks to our new RFP Sharing Service, League members can now use the League’s Business Alliance Program (BAP) to help get their community’s RFPs to more prospective bidders.  The League’s BAP is a collection of companies that specialize in serving the municipal marketplace and they can all be accessed through the League.  If you are relying only on traditional advertising to reach them, you are missing a free opportunity to improve the competitiveness of your bid process. 

How it Works…
To get your RFP distributed to the right companies in our BAP program, simply email a PDF version of the RFP or bid specifications to and we will do the rest.  That's right.  No more long hours searching for the right companies to receive your RFP.  No more copy, postage and handling costs to compile and mail all those packets.  Just one easy step is all it takes.

To enhance this new service, we have also created a sample RFP page.  If you’ve never written an RFP before, or you want to take a peek at what others have written, check out our new information page.  We have sample RFPs available on our website.

It's just one more way the League is here to help our members serve their communities even better than before!




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