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July 3, 2012
“Leading Local, Thinking Global” by Clarence Anthony at League Convention
At the League’s Annual Convention, October 3-5 on Mackinac Island, Clarence Anthony is scheduled to speak on “Leading Local, Thinking Global.” Clarence Anthony, mayor of South Bay, Florida, is a vocal "champion for the voiceless" in his 20 years tenure of the small city. Despite being mayor for a relatively small community, he has also emerged as a city leader of national and international standing. Mayor Anthony's accolades include the Ebony Magazine Future Leader, Outstanding Young Men in America and Outstanding Community Leaders in America awards, as well as the Florida Junior Chamber of Commerce Mayor of the Year. However, it was with his election as 75th president of the National League of Cities for 1999 (only the second from a small city) that his arrival as a city leader on the national stage arrived.
To learn more about the speakers scheduled at Convention or to register, click here!
Establishing Safe and Realistic Speed Limits Webinar
July 16, 10:00 am
Over the past several decades, the advancement of motor vehicle technology and enhanced roadway design has rendered the vast majority of speed limits incorrect across the country. These incorrect speed limits put motorists, police officers, and traffic safety professionals in a difficult position. Ironically, in many cases, the safest speed on any given stretch of roadway may be significantly above the posted speed limit.
The relationship between speed limits and actual travel speeds is counterintuitive and often misunderstood. This presentation will illustrate the basic engineering principles that should be used to establish a proper, enforceable speed limit. Additionally, it will highlight several examples of what occurs, and, more importantly, what doesn't occur after a speed limit is adjusted or corrected.
Register here today!
Present Your Green Success Story at November Conference
The third annual Michigan Green Communities conference is scheduled for November 2, 2012, at the Michigan Municipal League's Capital Office in Lansing. Staff and elected/appointed officials from local government, colleges and universities, or other organizations partnering with local government are invited to submit a proposal to present at the conference. Initial presentations to the entire audience of 75 will last 10 minutes. Presenters will then have the opportunity to lead breakout discussion sessions with 10-30 attendees to continue a more in-depth conversation about the presentation topic. Submit your proposal here by July 27.
Contact Laura Matson with the City of Ann Arbor with any questions. Visit the Green Communities webpage for presentations and videos from the previous two conferences.
Michigan Local Government Management Association Summer Workshop
July 24-27, 2012
Park Place Hotel, Traverse City
Learn what other communities have done to transform themselves through rehabilitation, placemaking, revitalization, and ingenuity. One of our sessions will take attendees out of the classroom and into the streets of downtown Traverse City and the Grand Traverse Commons to explore what placemaking can do!
We'll also discuss citizen-driven redevelopment, farm markets and agribusiness opportunities for communities of every size. Plus you'll get to enjoy some great family events and networking opportunities! Click here for more information.
Also remember to get your reservations at the Park Place Hotel by the room block cut-off date on July 4. For reservations call (231) 946-5000 and identify yourself as a member of the MLGMA Summer Workshop in order to receive the group rate.
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:
July 9, Livonia
Anyone who conducts interviews should attend this training to gain a better understanding of key interviewing practices that are required for selection of qualified candidates. Upon completion of this course you will be able to identify key success behaviors; compose and ask behavior-based, open-ended interview questions; practice asking probing questions; and conduct a legally defensible interview. Want to register? For more information about the program, click here.
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!