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Oklahoma City has a canal through a part of the city to promote placemaking. Hear Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett speak during the League's annual Capital Conference March 21, 2012, in Lansing, Michigan.
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett has been at the forefront of the Oklahoma City renaissance. This revitalization has centered around "placemaking," which is a concept thoroughly advocated by the Michigan Municipal League. Cornett will be a guest speaker March 21 at the Michigan Municipal League's 2012 Capital Conference in Lansing.With Mayor Cornett leading the way, Oklahoma City became a major league city with the arrival of the National Basketball Association. During his tenure, Oklahoma City’s economy has been one of the strongest in the nation. Standing for efficient government and responsible leadership, Mayor Cornett has worked to promote an inclusive and optimistic vision of Oklahoma City, fueled by bold ideas. Cornett's humble nature, intense work ethic and optimistic attitude have become emblematic of a city that, as Cornett says, "works hard and dreams big."For details about his talk during the League's Capital Conference go here. To register go here (early bird rate ends Feb. 23). View additional speakers here. To get a glimpse of what Cornett will say during the League's Capital Conference listen here to a recent National Public Radio with Cornett about the placemaking effort in Oklahoma City.
Matt Bach is director of communications for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at 734-669-6317 or email@example.com.
Who is using data in their decision-making? How are local governments using performance measures to help manage their jurisdictions, and how effective is it? What problems have they faced? In the fall of 2011, the University of Michigan’s Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) asked local government officials all these questions and more. Learn what more than 200 Michigan cities and over 150 villages had to say in the Michigan Public Policy Survey on performance management methods and strategies across the state during the Michigan Municipal League's 2012 Capital Conference, March 20-21 in Lansing.
The MPPS results session is just one of the many Capital Conference sessions where local government officials can gain insights and information they can take home to their own municipalities.
Click here to see the Agenda-at-a-Glance and the pre-conference sessions. Register here!
March 20-21 is coming fast, and League staff has been hard at work planning for the 2012 Capital Conference at the Lansing Center in Lansing. Here are the pre-conference sessions we are offering:
Recreation AUthorities and Other Funding for Parks and Recreation
Most Common Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act Mistakes
Creative Consolidation: The Steps to Success In Shared Services
Saving Our Children - The Community's Role in Suicide Prevention
Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA) 26th Annual Advanced Institute
During the Conference, we are planning an action-packed agenda of exciting and educational programs. Plus we'll unveil the new Regional Roundtables featuring the 2012 Community Excellence Award presentations. Don't miss this opportunity to hear the latest on all the key state and federal issues that impact your community!
LANSING, Michigan - With so much happening right now in Lansing, the Michigan Municipal League's annual Capital Conference couldn't come at a better time. The two-day Conference kicks off Tuesday in Lansing and more than 400 municipal leaders from throughout the state are expected to attend.The event is packed with meaningful, timely sessions on everything from "How Do We Fix the State Budget Mess?" to the "Complete Streets" legislation and the controversial medical marijuana issue. Check out the League's main Capital Conference web page here. Read as-it-happens blog posts from the Capital Conference here. You can't also follow what's happening on Twitter using the hash tag #mmlconf. Get the full line of pre-conference sessions, including the medical marijuana session here. View the full agenda here.Matt Bach is director of communications for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 669-6317.
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