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December 18, 2012
2013 MML Capital Conference Registraton Opens January 9!
Are more changes ahead for the Economic Vitality Incentive Program? How will your business community be affected by pending legislation on liquor licensing? What exactly is an Innovation District, and how could it work as a redevelopment model in your community?
Capital Conference is the source for answers on all the state and federal issues that impact local communities, and the best place to network and make your voice heard on matters of public policy. Don’t lose your place in Lansing. We’re saving you a seat at the League’s 2013 Capital Conference.
REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 9, 2013!
Register today for a pre-con!
Healthcare Reform: A Practical Update on How It Affects You
Impact of Changing from a Village to a City Workshop
Labor Negotiations 101
MI-Place Partnership Initiative
Newly Elected Officials Webinars
The League is hosting newly elected officials webinars consisting 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. You can register for the part you are most interested in, or buy a package of all three!
January 8 – Local Government 101 Webinar
January 15 – Open Meetings Act
January 22 – Freedom of Information Act
Click here for the package of all three!
Elected Officials Academy (EOA) Weekender Program
February 15-16, 2013
The EOA Core Weekender program will take place February 15-16, 2013 at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth. Attendees will learn roles and responsibilities, the fundamentals of financial management, the essentials of organization, and the basics of planning and zoning. The Core program is a requirement for Level One of the EOA, and is an important step in continuing education for elected officials.
The EOA Advanced Weekender program will also take place February 15-16, 2013 at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth. This program is the next step for those who have already attended the Core Weekender, and will cover planning and zoning issues, financial modeling, intergovernmental cooperation, and more.
League Training Week
Coming to a Location Near You!
We are touring the state to a location near you with a variety of timely topics. You can register for the whole week or whichever topics interest you most. We are also offering a low price if you register for 5 sessions!
First you will find us in Ann Arbor, January 16-18, 2013, offering topics such as the Open Meetings Act & the Freedom of Information Act; parliamentary procedure; service consolidation & shared services; civic engagement through social media; and finance for the non-finance municipal official.
We will also be in the following locations:
- Frankenmuth, February 14-15, 2013
- Kalamazoo, March 13-15, 2013
- Lansing, April 24-26, 2013
- Mackinaw City, May 15-17, 2013
- Muskegon, June 5-7, 2013
Click here for details and to register.
Michigan Local Government Management Association Winter Institute
January 29-February 1, 2013
Royal Park Hotel, Rochester
The 2013 Winter Institute will take place January 29-February 1, at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. While the primary purpose of the Winter Institute is to provide opportunities for professional development, it will also provide an ideal setting for the sharing of ideas, mentoring, networking, and benefitting from the collective experience of the membership.
The planning committee has been successful in securing high-quality speakers and concurrent sessions. Here is just a glimpse of what kind of topics to expect:
- Communicating Under the Worst of Times: Death of an Officer
- Sandbox Essentials of Communication
- Communicate Your Position: The Basics of Negotiation
- Communicating Through Social Media
- Making the MML Wage and Salary Survey Work for You
- Main Street Makeover: City of Rochester
- The Election Is Over, So Now What?
- FOIA: Demanding Communication
- And so much more!
For more details on this program and to view a full agenda, please visit www.mlgma.org.
Green Communities Conference Call
Wednesday, December 19
10:00 -11:00 am EST
Call in: 734-794-6099, Bridge: 43720
Link to access presentation materials during call
The State Electronics Challenge (SEC) offers communities an opportunity to save money and offer social and environmental benefits through the stewardship of office equipment. SEC is a national program that works with communities to decrease energy usage and the environmental impact of the way they buy, use, and manage office equipment by offering training and support about green procurement, power and paper conservation strategies, and responsible reuse and recycling. There are currently 100 Partners representing 146,000 people in 36 states participating in the SEC. This webinar is an opportunity for Michigan communities to learn about the SEC works and the resources that it offers to Michigan Green Communities. Encourage your colleagues in procurement and IT to join you for this event.