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Vendor Opportunities


Sponsoring the Annual Convention provides you with a unique opportunity for communicating with professionals from local government. Event attendees are typically high-level decision makers representing Michigan municipalities, and many participants are repeat attendees who know each other. This creates a relaxed and informal atmosphere with the right settings for meeting new people.

When becoming our sponsor, we will do our utmost to satisfy your needs for involvement and exposure. Are you looking for networking and relationship building? Presentation opportunities? Company branding? Our sponsor packages offer pre-defined exposure opportunities, but don’t hesitate to bring us your personal requests. Contact Terri Murphy at 734-669-6342 or tmurphy@mml.org for more information.

Please note, the League does not host an exhibit hall at our Annual Convention.

Complete Details (PDF)

Vendor Registration Form (PDF)

Convention General Information


HOW CAN I REGISTER?

Online
In order to reduce the amount of printed paper and increase member privacy, the League will no longer accept credit card payments on printable registration forms for League events. All credit card payments are to be completed online via My League (www.mml.org). My League is your secure, interactive online League account. It’s available to all members and nonmembers, with a quick and easy sign-up process. 

Via Printable Form
Visit tour.mml.org to download and print a faxable registration form. Complete and fax to 734-669-4223, then mail with check payable to: Michigan Municipal League PO Box 7409 Ann Arbor, MI 48107-7409.


HOUSING

Money is tight and we feel your pain.  We’ve shortened the Convention to accommodate your travel budget!  Convention will kick-off with the opening general session at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, instead of the traditional general session on Tuesday afternoon, so you save on one night at the hotel!

If you would like to come in early, we have limited rooms available Tuesday, October 4. Additional rooms on this day should be available the first week in September. Please contact the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel 800-253-3590 to reserve your room.

Host Hotel – Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids
Phone: 800-253-3590 or 616-774-2000

Housing Reservation Process
Housing reservations will only be accepted
for those who have registered for Convention.  After registering for Convention, a confirmation email will be sent to you within 48 hours.  The confirmation email will contain your registration information and your personalized housing registration code.  The hotel requires that you provide this code in order to make reservations during the League’s Annual Convention.

Housing Rates
$124 (plus an 8% occupancy tax and
6% state tax)

Parking
$10 self-parking per day/night
$20 valet per day/night

COMMUNITY EXCELLENCE AWARD

Excellence Award
YOU BE THE JUDGE
Wednesday, October 5, 2:00 pm
Join us in this good-natured competition and cheer for Michigan’s best.  See the Community Excellence Award regional finalists unveil their winning presentations.

You are the official judges.  Your votes will alone decide which community takes home the Cup. After the general session, cast your vote at the official Community Excellence Award Voting Booth.

Don’t miss the Cup Presentation Breakfast on Friday, October 7, where you can enjoy breakfast with new friends and be part of the fifth annual Community Excellence Award Cup Presentation.

Click here to read more about the CEA Region Finalists.

LEAGUE FOUNDATION & SILENT AUCTION

Contribute to the silent auction by bidding or donating an item.  This annual event presents a great opportunity to bring home unique gifts representing communities across Michigan, or you can highlight your community, local businesses, and local talent by donating an item.  We will again offer the online feature to our auction process.  You will have the option to contribute and bid for donated items online prior to the live actual silent auction event.  For more information on donating an item, call Deborah Walton-Medley at 734-662-3246.

Funds raised through the League Foundation's auctions help support the League's mission to enhance and develop leadership in local government.

SUPPORT THE ARTS & DONATE SUPPLIES

In support of art education, the League has partnered with the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation (GRSAF) to donate art supplies to students in the Grand Rapids district. Due to recent budget cuts, the GRSAF has taken over the responsibility for raising 100% of the funds for art and music supplies for the school district and the 19,000 youth that it serves.  We see this as a great opportunity to support budding artists and to express the importance of the arts to community. 

We would like you to partner with us and show your support for the arts by bringing your donation of art supplies to Convention. A donation box will be available near registration.  You may even want to do an art drive at city hall so that others can contribute as well.

Art supply examples include, but aren't limited to:

-Paints (watercolor, acrylic, poster, oil, etc.)
-Crayons
-Colored pencils
-Pastels
-Drawing paper
-Sculpting clay
-Glue (sticks, Elmer's, etc.)
-Scissors
-Tape
-Easels
-Brushes
-Canvas
-Markers

To learn more about the GRSAF visit www.grsaf.org.


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League Annual Convention
October 5-7, 2011
Grand Rapids

 

 



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