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2012 Annual Convention
Oct 3-5, 2012
Mackinac Island

Learning to Lobby: Local Officials' Role in Lansing
Oct 5, 2012
Mackinac Island


Working with the Media
Oct 5, 2012
Mackinac Island


The Hitchhiker's Guide to Public Office: How to Get it Right Before You Get it Wrong
Oct 5, 2012
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Where's the Money? How to Tap into Private Sector Funding for Municipal Projects

Oct 5, 2012
Mackinac Island


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8/24/12

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Groups Say Constitution Not Place to Set Policy

Wayne, Westland Celebrate Fire Service Merger

July/August 2012 MMR Issue

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FREE Technical Assistance From Smart Growth America

Complete Streets Communities Eligible for Discounted Bicycle Parking Products

Wood Energy Preliminary Assessment Grants

Michigan Humanities Council Grants/Events

MI Housing Community Development Funds

Federal Brownfield Funding

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League Supports Legal Challendge to Radical Ballot Proposal

More than a dozen Michigan Municipal League members, supporters and staff attended a press conference Wednesday to announce a legal challenge to a radical and controversial constitutional amendment ballot proposal. As part of the Defend Michigan Democracy Coalition, the Michigan Municipal League Vice President David Lossing, Mayor of Linden, spoke at the press conference and several other League members were in attendance to oppose a proposed constitutional amendment that would create minority rule in the state Legislature on tax issues. MORE>

State Affairs Update

New Session on Ballot Proposals Added to Convention Agenda - In November, Michigan voters will decide the fate of Public Act 4- commonly called the Emergency Manager Act of 2011. In fact, we could see several proposals on the November ballot that could have significant impacts on local governments. Is the Michigan Constitution under attack? Are your rights being threatened or preserved? With so much at stake, this important new general session will give the pros and cons of ballot proposals that could impact local government. MORE>

Replace Don't Erase Coalition Launches Campaign on Personal Property Tax Issue

Registration Open for 2012 Convention, Mackinac Island Oct 3-5

Interacting with the State - Michigan Shared Services Community



Federal Update

Tell Your Story: The FCC wants to Hear About PEG in Your Community - The FCC has released a Notice of Inquiry that “solicits data, information, and comment on the state of competition in the delivery of video programming for the Commission’s Fifteenth Report.” The goal of the inquiry is “to enhance [the Commission’s] analysis of competitive conditions, better understand the implications for the American consumer, and provide a solid foundation for Commission policy making with respect to the delivery of video programming to consumers.” As such, the Commission is encouraging “thorough and substantive submissions from industry participants, as well as state and local regulators with knowledge of the issues raised.” MORE>

MAP-21 Resources Available

Congress to Begin Summer Break

"Fiscal Cliff" On the Horizon



21st Century Communities

Updated Green Communities Challenge Now Open - Michigan local governments have a new tool to earn recognition for and measure their progress in implementing energy, economic development and environmental improvements. The updated Michigan Green Communities Challenge uses a rating system to recognize sustainability accomplishments and serves as a guide for communities looking to learn from their peers. Participation is free and open to all local governments in Michigan. MORE>

Charlevoix County certified as first "Connected Community"

Innovate Michigan! Summit to be held September 6

The Big Disconnect

Can You Afford to Cut Training From Your Budget?

Michigan Vacant Property Campaign Launched


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Great Lakes Fishery Trust Grant Proposals Now Being Accepted

National Park Service Offers Free Technical Assistance

The Fund Book - Free Federal Funding Resource

   

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