Any incorporated city or village or urban township in the State of Michigan may become a member of the League on payment of the current membership dues. Currently, over 95% of Michigan cities, villages, and urban townships are members of the League..
Benefits of League Membership – Annual member dues include:
League Capital Office. This Lansing-based office is responsible for tracking legislation, informing members of legislation, garnering grass root support for or against legislation or other issues of concern to members. They also are the lobbying arm of the League. Environmental Affairs is housed in the Legislative Affairs office.
Access to Member Services. Questions regarding procedures, ordinances, charters, etc., that do not require a legal opinion are researched by the information staff for the benefit of the member. Printed resources are also available on a lending basis.
Charter database information available
Access to membership in the Legal Defense Fund
Education and Training Programs (member rates apply)
Attendance at League general meetings (member rates apply)
One copy of the Directory of Municipal Officials
Subscription to The Review
Access to the award-winning Risk Management Services
Michigan Municipal League Liability and Property Pool (premiums apply)
Michigan Municipal League Workers’ Compensation Fund (premiums apply)
Access to the Group Unemployment Compensation Fund
Access to Municipal Benefit Services
Blue Cross and Blue Shield administrative services (premiums apply)
Group Life and Short-term Disability plans (premiums apply)
COBRA compliance services (member rates apply)
CDL Drug and Alcohol Consortium (member rates apply)
Access to Municipal Consulting Services (member rates apply)
Classification and Compensation Studies
Personnel Policies and Procedures
Human Resources System Audits
Performance Management and Evaluation
Municipality IP Security Scans (MISS)
Executive Search Services
Access to Labor Relations Consulting
(member rates apply)
Any person who has rendered conspicuous service in the betterment of municipal government may, by vote of the Board of Trustees, be granted an Honorary Membership in the League for life.
This category of affiliation is open to municipalities incorporated under Michigan’s statutes for the incorporation of townships, governmental authorities which carry on the functions of local government and Michigan counties only.