CAPITAL CONFERENCE 2012: THE POLITICS OF PLACEMAKING
Members of Michigan Women in Government gathered for the annual MWIG Breakfast at Convention Thursday morning. MWIG President and Battle Creek Mayor Susan Baldwin introduced the topic of shared services and the Leagues Arnold Weinfeld discussed the challenges facing local governments in meeting the new EVIP requirements set by the state to earn back revenue sharing funds. Each table was asked to discuss their own ideas for shared services initiatives.
The discussions at each table ranged from the challenges of private versus public service providing, to the need for nurturing more involvement in local government within each community, and even the issues of deer management in suburban areas.
Brooklyn Village Manager Jennifer Coe remarked that her community leaders always look forward to the new ideas she brings back from Convention, a point that drew enthusiastic agreement from everyone else at the table.
Obviously, the MWIG Breakfast was a great start to a full day!
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