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February 28, 2012
Placemaking at the League’s Capital Conference
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett has been at the forefront of the Oklahoma City renaissance. This revitalization has centered around "placemaking,"which is a concept thoroughly advocated by the League. Cornett will be a guest speaker March 21 at the League's 2012 Capital Conference in Lansing.
With Mayor Cornett leading the way, Oklahoma City became a major league city with the arrival of the National Basketball Association. During his tenure, Oklahoma City’s economy has been one of the strongest in the nation. Standing for efficient government and responsible leadership, Mayor Cornett has worked to promote an inclusive and optimistic vision of Oklahoma City, fueled by bold ideas.
Economic Vitality Incentive Program: Employee Compensation Webinar
The deadline to qualify for the next one-third of Economic Vitality Incentive Program(EVIP) funding is May 1, and the League is here to help. This third and final step of the three-stepEVIP process requires that by May 1, 2012, a local unit of government must develop an “employee compensation plan.”
Join the League, for this interactive webinar that will focus on the third and final part of the EVIP on Employee Compensation, as well as PA152, and how to move forward.Click here to register for this free webinar. Webinar speakers include the League's Anthony Minghine, associate executive director and COO; and Heather Van Poucker, director of information and policy research.
More and more Michigan communities have to go to their local voters to seek tax increases to fund essential services, such as police and fire safety. And guess what? Voters are overwhelmingly saying YES! In recent local elections, about 80 percent of millage requests were approved by voters in Michigan communities. If they can do it, so can you. Learn how to run a successful millage campaign in your community from our panel of experts, including Michigan community leaders who've done it, a consultant who can teach you how and an online journalist who did an in-depth series related to the issue.
MDOT Training Opportunities
Each year, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) makes training opportunities available that support the creation of walkable and bikeable communities. These trainings are made available to not only MDOT staff, but also local agency planners, engineers and other community officials. Training topics include:
Click here to download the brochure. Deadline to submit your interest in scheduling one of these is March 23, 2012.