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We Love Where You Live is the Michigan Municipal League's exciting new venture into the world of podcasting. Each week, we'll bring you insightful interviews on city innovations and politics, delve into the challenges of local government finance, share our members' amazing accomplishments, and take a fresh look at stories in the League's magazine.

Listen in on your favorite device—smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop—any time it's convenient for you!

View the complete list of We Love Where You Live podcasts.

NEW! We Love Where You Live podcasts are now available on iTunes and Google Play.

Current Podcast

Adult-Use Marijuana Emergency Rules, PFAS, Short-term Rentals, and More

Michigan's new Adult-Use Marijuana Emergency Rules were the big topic of conversation. Now that the rules are available, what does that mean for your community? The team also discussed PFAS and the recommended health-based values, short-term rentals, road funding, and more. 

 


Previous Podcasts

Economics of Place

The Economics of Place segments feature people on the cutting edge of making cities better.

Host: Dan Gilmartin, CEO & executive director, Michigan Municipal League

Listen to previous episodes.

Practicing Civil Discourse in Community Conversations

At the Michigan Municipal League's 2019 Capital Conference, Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer, executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, was a featured speaker on civil discourse. She presented strategies for having tough conversations with community members, councilmembers, and legislators. In this podcast, Dan Gilmartin sits down with Dr. Lukensmeyer to delve a little deeper into navigating the uncertainty of the current political climate. 


SaveMICity

On the SaveMICity segments, we talk about the financial challenges facing Michigan local governments.

Host: Tony Minghine, deputy executive director & COO, Michigan Municipal League

Listen to previous episodes.

Flint Councilmember Monica Galloway, One of the First Local Officials to Be Trained as a SaveMiCity Ambassador

The League's Anthony Minghine talks with Flint Councilmember Monica Galloway about the impact that lost revenue sharing has had on her city's finances. As she became more aware of the seriousness and complexity of the municipal finance issue, she decided to join the first group of local government officials to become trained as SaveMiCity Ambassadors. The ambassador program provides local officials with the knowledge and presentation skills they need to educate lawmakers and the public on our state's broken municipal finance system. Learn more on our SaveMICity website.


Michigan Politics, Huh?

The Michigan Politics, Huh? segments look at Lansing politics from the perspective of a novice. What’s happening in Lansing that might impact your community?

Host: Matt Bach, director of communications, Michigan Municipal League

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Former State Rep. Rob VerHeulen Receives Michigan Municipal League's Legislative Award of Merit

At the Michigan Municipal League's 2019 Capital Conference, former State Rep. Rob VerHeulen (R-Walker) was honored with one of the League's 2019 Legislative Awards of Merit. In the State House, VerHeulen was a tireless advocate of local government through his role helping shape the General Government budget, personal property tax legislation, work on local court funding concerns, and the costs associated with the new Indigent Defense Commission standards. In this episode, VerHeulen talks about what it means to him to be honored by the League for his legislative service.


Review Déjà vu

The Review Déjà vu segments take a fresh look at stories that have appeared in The Review, the League's magazine.

Host: Lisa Donovan, The Review magazine editor, Michigan Municipal League

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Innovative Envirnomental Projects Grow Out of Michigan Green Communities Challenge

Sustainability is a key issue for many Michigan communities. The Michigan Municipal League, along with our partner organization Michigan Green Communities, brings together local governments and university staff to collaboratively learn from each other about how to move sustainability forward and participate in the annual Michigan Green Communities Challenge. The League's Shanna Draheim shares some of the amazing environmental success stories from communities across the state.


Limelight

The Limelight segments highlight the incredible work being done at the local level, the stories behind the people that do it, and topics that matter to them.

Host: Emily Kieliszewski, membership engagement specialist, Michigan Municipal League 

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Michigan Municipal League Award Winners

On this episode of Limelight, we sit down with two of our award winners at the League's 2019 Capital Conference. Paula Zelenko was honored with the Michael A. Guido Leadership and Public Service Award. And Mark Vanderpool was honored with the Jim Sinclair Exceptional Service Award. Learn more about the accomplishments of these two municipal leaders that earned them these distinguished awards.


Monday Morning Live

Monday Morning Live - The Podcast - recreates our bi-weekly Monday Morning Live broadcast on Facebook Live in a listen-to-it-anytime podcast format.

Host: Matt Bach, director of communications, Michigan Municipal League

Listen to previous episodes.

Adult-Use Marijuana Emergency Rules, PFAS, Short-term Rentals, and More

Michigan's new Adult-Use Marijuana Emergency Rules were the big topic of conversation. Now that the rules are available, what does that mean for your community? The team also discussed PFAS and the recommended health-based values, short-term rentals, road funding, and more. 

 

 

 

 

 

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