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Press Release

March 21, 2012

CONTACT:   Matt Bach
Dir. of Communications
Michigan Municipal League
(734) 669-6317 or

Michigan Municipal League Honors Officials from Lake Isabella and Ann Arbor during Annual Capital Conference in Lansing

Lansing, MI - The Michigan Municipal League honored officials from Lake Isabella and Ann Arbor during the League's annual Capital Conference held March 20-21 in Lansing.

Lake Isabella Village Manager Tim Wolff and Ann Arbor City Attorney Stephen Postema received the League's Outstanding Service Award on Wednesday. The honor is given to recognize those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in supporting the League's legislative efforts in Lansing on behalf of Michigan communities.

postemaStephen Postema, City Attorney, Ann Arbor

In his role as Ann Arbor’s City Attorney, Stephen Postema has been an active member of the League, including serving as chair of its Legal Defense Fund.  Postema is the immediate past president of the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys and currently serves as chair of its legislative committee, and has played a critical part in important legislation including the recently signed “2-inch rule” legislation. 
“Stephen Postema’s expertise and leadership was essential to the enactment of this legislation to reform municipal liability related to sidewalks. The end result is savings to taxpayers of millions of dollars,” said William Mathewson, General Counsel for the Michigan Municipal League.
Postema has also been helpful on many other issues that are of concern to local government.  Postema has been to Lansing to testify and is always available to help the League sort through important issues. His assistance on legal and policy matters has been invaluable, including his review of numerous amicus briefs to the Michigan Supreme Court and Michigan Court of Appeals on behalf of all Michigan cities and villages.


wolffTim Wolff, Village Manager, Lake Isabella

As Lake Isabella's Village Manager, Tim Wolff is a strong advocate for communities and has been a great resource for the League on many legislative issues affecting all communities in Michigan. He has testified on a variety of bills at the Capitol, ranging from local control in planning and zoning to short-range radios to high-speed internet and broadband access. He has also taken a leadership role within the League as the Chair of the League’s Economic Development and Land Use policy committee where he has been a strong voice on behalf of communities regarding legislation that we support or oppose. Wolff is also a believer in the League’s Center for 21st Century Communities program and the strategies that will help to make Michigan’s communities vibrant. . In 2007 Wolff also received the League’s Special Award of Merit at the Annual Convention in Traverse City.



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