The League Wants You… To Serve On a Legislative Committee

Posted on November 13, 2012 by Dene Westbrook

With 2012 coming to an end in the next month and half, it is time to get the word out again about the League’s Legislative Committees. We hope that you will consider being a member of one (or two) of the committees for 2013.

There are two levels of participation:

1. The League’s Legislative Governance Committee is the “big picture” body that debates and decides on broad legislative considerations for the MML.  It will also work on proactive policy ideas.  The Legislative Governance Committee meets two times a year: at the League’s Capital Conference and Annual Convention.  Appointments to the Legislative Governance Committee are for two year, renewable terms.  Each year, half of the terms are up for renewal.

2. Legislative Issue Committees – The League’s Legislative Issue Committees serve a critical role in staff’s ability to effectively advocate on behalf of our member communities. They allow League staff to call on the expertise of our members to get answers, opinions and concerns to Legislators and their staff in a rapid manner.  Each issue committee will have three to four set meeting dates each calendar year, of which, at least one will be a face to face meeting.  The other set meetings will use the teleconference and web based technology currently being used by our issue committees.  Along with these meeting dates, the committee members will have the ability to rapidly respond to League staff inquiries on bills via a ListServ for each committee.  Appointments to the issue committees are for one year, renewable terms. There are 5 issue committees:

1. Energy and Environment
2. Land Use and Economic Development
3. Municipal Finance
4. Municipal Services
5. Transportation

Please fill out the interest form below and return it back to me by December 31, 2012 so appointments can be made. (cmt interest form 2013.doc (134.00 kb))

Nikki Brown is a legislative associate for the League handling economic development related issues. She can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0305.



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