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March 17, 2011

cc2011Capital Conference
April 5-6, 2011

On April 5, the League is offering an opportunity for you to get together with members from your region. This session will take place at 3:30 pm, immediately prior to the welcoming general session, at the Lansing Center and is complimentary with your Capital Conference registration!

Also on April 5, the League is offering pre-conference workshops on the following topics:

Labor Negotiations 101
As a councilmember, have you ever wondered what goes on during labor negotiations in your community? Attend this workshop on the basics of labor negotiations and learn the ins and outs of the terminology, the Public Employment Relations Act (PERA) and other laws, and what role the mayor and council play in negotiations. Register today!

The Medical Marihuana Act & Your Community
The Medical Marihuana Act has been in effect for two years now, 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? Attend this session and discover the likely impacts of the Act on local units of government. There will be discussion on issues surrounding the right to farm, dispensaries, and zoning. Register today!


public employment law seminarPublic Employment Law Seminar
April 26, 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. 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 - Dos & Don'ts

  • Whistleblower Cases

  • Healthcare Reform

  • Michigan Medical Marihuana Act

  • Social Media & New Technology Use

Register today!


Roger MartinMillage Matters
March 25, 2011

Are you considering a millage, or have you recently had a millage that was defeated? 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. In addition, you'll hear from municipal officials who have gone through the process and have had successful returns.

Register today!


Regional Officers Wanted

Are you interested in getting more involved with the Michigan Municipal League and earning Elected Officials Academy (EOA) leadership credits? Apply today to become a regional officer. As a regional officer, you will assist with regional seminar program planning, be involved in choosing the location of an upcoming seminar, and earn those desired EOA leadership credits. Don’t miss this opportunity to get involved!

Apply today online!





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