The Michigan Municipal League’s Capital Conference is our organization’s most important legislative event of the year and this year’s Capital Conference was certainly no exception. And the vast news coverage resulting from this year’s conference reflected this importance.
This year’s conference, March 20-21 at the Lansing Center in Lansing, saw our largest attendance in about a decade. More than 500 officials from all corners of the state – from Ironwood to Monroe and every place in between – attended sessions about municipal finance, the medical marijuana issue, retiree health insurance, roads and infrastructure, smart cities, the latest hot topics in Lansing and much more.
There were also numerous awards, recognition and honors given during the conference. We even launched some new initiatives, including the 1650project and the new branding, website and vision for the Michigan Women in Municipal Government organization. During the conference, the League conducted several podcast interviews for our We Love Where You Live podcast series, held a press conference about the 1650 Project and wrote and distributed more than a dozen press releases about these awards and new programs. You can view the releases here on our press release page: http://www.mml.org/newsroom/index.html.
So far, all this work has resulted in more than a dozen articles written in media outlets of all shapes and sizes. We’re tracking the coverage here on this page on our Capital Conference website, but you can also view it on the list below. View the hundreds of photos from Capital Conference here.
Take a look at some of the media coverage of the League’s 2018 Capital Conference. Click on a link to read the full story.
Alpena Mayor Waligora Receives Major Award at MML Conference in Lansing – WBKB 11 TV, March 28, 2018
MML #1: Having Civil Discussions on Local Topics – The Oakland County Times, March 27, 2018
Municipal League Launches 16/50 Project to Give More Women Job Opportunities – Ladies Want More, March 21, 2018
Municipal League Launches 16/50 Project to Give More Women Job Opportunities – WILX TV 10, Lansing, March 21, 2018
Municipal League Hoping for More Female Managers – WSJM, March 22, 2018
Michigan Municipal League Launches 1650 Project to Give More Women Job Opportunities – Fox News 47, March 21, 2018
Municipal League Hoping for More Female Managers – 97.5 Y Country, March 22, 2018
State Rep. Sam Singh and Sen. Ken Horn Named Legislators of the Year – Argus Press, March 22, 2018
Berkley Councilperson Steve Baker Honored with MML Award – The Oakland County Times, March 21, 2018
Berkley Councilman Wins Statewide Service Award – Daily Tribune, March 22, 2018
Berkley Councilman Wins Statewide Service Award – The Oakland Press, March 22, 2018
Rebecca Hopp Makes Changes to Women’s Branch – Grand Haven Tribune, March 22, 2018
Former Southgate City Administrator, Attorney Honored with Outstanding Service Award – Southgate News-Herald, March 23, 2018
Berkley Councilmember Receives Statewide Award – Patch, March 26, 2018
Municipal Group Calls for Infrastructure Funding – WSJM, March 17, 2018