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Annual Convention
October 3-5, 2012
Mackinac Island

Post Convention Workshops
- Learning to Lobby
- Working with the Media
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Public Office
- Where’s the Money? How to Tap into Private Sector Funding
October 5, 2012
Mackinac Island




MLGMA Summer Workshop
July 24-27, 2012
Traverse City

MAM Summer Workshop
August 8-10, 2012
Traverse City

Certified Public Funds Investment Manager Certification
July 30-31, 2012

Local Government Finance in a Turbulent Economy Webinar Series
July 18 & August 8, 2012

Strong Regions: Successfully competing for federal transportation funding in the 21st Century
August 15, 2012

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American Society of Employers – Human Resource Training

Institute for Local Government

Northern Michigan Public Service Academy

Saginaw Valley State University




















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July 17, 2012convention

Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns to Speak at Convention

At the League’s Annual Convention, October 3-5 on Mackinac Island, the executive director of Strong Towns, is schedule to present on physical design and sustainability. Marohn is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the state of Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology and a masters in urban and regional planning from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute.

Click here to watch a video of Marohn discussing the difference between streets and roads.

To learn more about the speakers scheduled at Convention or to register, click here!


The Modern Mayor: 2012 MAM Summer Workshopmayors summer workshop
August 8-10, 2012
Traverse City

Local government is changing, and so is the role of the elected officials who will lead the way through those changes and all the challenges and opportunities ahead.

This year's summer workshop includes all the hot topics the modern mayor needs to know beyond the talking points: school and local partnerships, public/private ventures, shared services, redevelopment initiatives for vacant properties, and much, much more!

Click here to register today!


Strong Regions: Successfully Competing for Federal Transportation Funding in the 21st Century
August 15, 2012, Dearborn

Please join the Michigan Municipal League, Michigan Suburbs Alliance, Transportation for Michigan, and the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) for a workshop on financing transit projects in Michigan in a post-earmark era on August 15, 2012, at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. This workshop will feature keynote speaker John Porcari, Deputy Secretary of Transportation, as well as panel discussions on federal transportation funding, navigating the money maze, visioning for the future, and transit success stories.

Please RSVP with this online form by Friday, August 10. Contact Rochelle Carpenter at or (202) 955-5543 x224 with any questions.


American Society of Employers – Partner Course Offerings

Through the League’s enhanced partnership with the American Society of Employers(ASE), League members can take advantage of high-quality, professional training at ASE member pricing. Accredited through the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), ASE offers more than 100 individual open-registration courses.

We hope you will take advantage of this upcoming training program:

Essentials for the New HR Professional

July 18, Livonia
This class will give participants a working understanding of laws affecting the employer-employee relationship and how they apply to the numerous responsibilities of the human resource professional. It will also include exposure to vital HR activities using mock exercises, role-playing and scenario analysis. Want to register? For more information about the program,
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Please use the following promo codes when registering for courses through ASE:
All ½ day programs: MMLPromo1
All full-day programs: MMLPromo2

For a full listing of upcoming ASE trainings,
click here!


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