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

May 26, 2011

webinarCracking the Capitol Code: An Insider's Guide to Advocacy

Have you heard the underground hum in Lansing on the governor’s Economic Vitality Incentive Program? What’s the bottom line for the substitute bill to replace PA 312? Where is federal transportation funding headed? These are the questions everyone is asking—and YOU can learn the answers, sitting right in front of your own laptop or office computer—in this special two-part lunch hour webinar series, 12:30-1:30 pm, June 6 and 13.

June 6: Part 1. Both new and seasoned officials can get up to speed fast on the hottest legislative issues in Lansing and Washington. You’ll get all the background plus the latest updates on everything that matters most to your community.

June 13: Part 2. Learn what every elected official needs to know about the League’s role in policymaking and legislative lobbying, and how YOU can get involved, with a step-by-step guide on how to testify in Lansing.

The combined price for both sessions is just $40 so click here to register!


mml tourThe League’s Regional Education Seminars

Join the League On Tour this year at your Regional Education Seminar! In addition to having access to training on a variety of topics of local interest, our regional education seminar is where we will elect our region’s officers. 

The League’s last stop before Convention will take place on June 1 in Saginaw for the Region 4 Education Seminar and you can still learn about the program and register here today.

For highlights on all the regional meetings, click here.

Join your fellow League members in Grand Rapids this fall for the last stop on the 2011 Tour at the Annual Convention, October 4-7. Early bird tickets will be available beginning June 1!


Award Nominations due July 1!

Do you have someone in your community whose efforts you would like to recognize?  Does that person go above and beyond the call of duty, or consistently provide exceptional service?

Click here to nominate an outstanding chief elected official for the Michael A. Guido Leadership and Public Service Award

Click here to nominate an outstanding individual who has provided exemplary service to the League and its mission for the Jim Sinclair Exceptional Service Award.


workshopZoning Administrator Training

Join the League for a training tailored to address the specific concerns and needs of zoning administrators. There are two dates available, June 7 in Inkster and June 9 in Lansing.

In addition to traditional zoning topics, this workshop includes techniques for improving the delivery of services to the public, methods to enhance communication and cooperation with one's planning commission and zoning board of appeals, and ways to overcome lingering problems.

Topics covered include:
- Zoning's foundation the law
- Zoning responsibilities
- Tools to successful interaction with the planning commission and zoning board of appeals
- Making problem issues go away

Register today!


New Emergency Management Law: What You Need to Know

Do you understand the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act, the new replacement for the Act previously referred to as the Emergency Financial Management Act? Are you familiar with the triggers that may lead to a review?  Do you know how the consent agreement process works?  If you answered no to any of these questions you must sign up for the June 15 Emergency Management Webinar.

Click here to register.



Placemaking: Creating a Catalyst for Change
Michigan Association of Mayors Summer Workshop – Register Now!

Municipal leaders are leading the way in reinventing their communities to survive and thrive in the 21st century. At this summer workshop you’ll get an inside look at successful 21c3 projects, and learn how to grow your own local entrepreneurs, develop green initiatives and repurpose commercial industrial strips. You’ll also see how civic engagement can help you reach those goals faster and easier.

Click here to register today!





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