Programs & Services

Editorial Content

Editorial Content
The Review is the official magazine of the Michigan Municipal League, the state’s association of cities and villages. It has been published continuously since 1928; it is published four times per year and is available online. The Review is a forum for the exchange of ideas and opinions of local officials and information affecting municipal government.

Press Releases
We do not publish press releases related to company personnel changes, new clients/contracts, or new products. Press releases should relate to a company’s project work with a Michigan city or village, and should outline what other municipalities could learn or adapt.

Feature Articles
The Review relies on article contributions from consultants and local officials. Articles should be about municipal projects or told from the municipal perspective. Subtlety is the most effective way to give your firm’s expertise the credibility it deserves. Articles are not features about any company, and we ask that consultants not refer to their company directly. Article bylines in the Review are the author’s name and any credential initials. An author biography box appears at the end of each article and includes the author’s name, title, company, phone number and email address.

Regular Columns
Each issue of the Review includes several columns written by staff of the League or third-party administrators of some of the League’s services:
In every issue

  • Executive Director’s Message – News and perspective from the association’s executive director.
  • Field Report – Features about communities in Michigan’s northern regions.
  • Legal Spotlight – Highlights of a recent judicial decision or MML Legal Defense Fund case that impacts municipalities.
  • Municipal Q&A – Questions and answers on a variety of municipal topics.

In alternating or occasional issues

  • Municipal Bulletin Board – Very short articles about a variety of municipal topics, including municipal benchmarking examples, award announcements, helpful resources, appointments, grant availability, etc.
  • Greener Communities. Greener Michigan. – Features about sustainability and green practices.
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