Registration is now open for our 2022 CapCon taking place March 15-16

The big event is almost here. Get your ticket to CapCon 2022, an experience designed to give you the latest on the policy that is shaping our world and the partnerships that have the power to change it. Harness that power to accelerate our collective agenda in Lansing, D.C., and at home. Municipal leaders are faced with some of biggest and most consequential decisions of their professional life. For more information visit our event website here.

Rochester Hills Wins 2021
Community Excellence Award

The community of Rochester Hills was honored with the Michigan Municipal League’s 2021 Community Excellence Award on Sept. 24 during the League’s annual Convention in Grand Rapids. Rochester Hills won the CEA for its Reimaging, Reinventing, and Renewing Auburn Road project. The Community Excellence Award (CEA), affectionately called “The Race for the Cup,” was started by the League in 2007 to recognize innovative solutions taking place in Michigan’s cities, villages, and urban townships. Click here to learn more.

Sterling Heights' Barb Ziarko
Named MML Board President

Sterling Heights City Councilmember Barbara Ziarko has been named as the Michigan Municipal League’s 2021-22 President. Ziarko was selected as President Nov. 12 by the 18-member League Board of Trustees during the group’s November meeting in Lansing.
Read more.

Remote Meeting Exceptions
Ended Dec. 31

Remote meeting accommodation previously allowed due to a local state
of emergency declaration or a public
body member having a medical condition, have ceased to exist as of Dec. 31, 2021. Only active military duty public body members will
continue to have the option to participate remotely. Go to
this Inside 208 blog for details that includes links to contact your state legislators on this topic.

Statewide Coalition Offers Bold
Vision to Invest ARP Funding

The Michigan Municipal League is part
of a statewide coalition that has released
a bold and comprehensive vision to invest American Rescue Plan funding to build Michigan's future. The coalition's plan focuses on five key areas. View the press release here. Go to the new coalition website to learn more at

Michigan Department of TreasuryFinal Rule on American Rescue
Plan (ARP) Spending

After months of anticipation, the U.S. Treasury issued the final rule implementing the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program under ARP. Expanded uses from the original categories of public health, replacing lost revenue; premium pay for essential workers; water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure, are: childcare and early learning services, road building and maintenance, and services to address vacant or abandoned properties, and much more. In addition, recipients can either determine the extent of revenue loss by formula or take a one-time standard allowance of up to $10 million. See our Inside 208 blog for more information and the schedule of upcoming Treasury department webinars.

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The Review - Official League Magazine

January/February 2022

To read the "page flip" version of The Review click here. It's a fully interactive, realistic online reading experience!


To download a copy click here.



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