Energy, environment and transportation are some hot topics at the state and national level right now and the Michigan Municipal League has the latest information about these issues. Learn more during two highly topical sessions that will be featured at the Michigan Municipal League's 2012 Capital Conference, March 20-21 in Lansing.

Eye on the Environment: How Green is Our Government? Since taking office in January of 2011, Governor Rick Snyder has made sweeping changes designed to revitalize Michigan's economy. But how is Lansing supporting the burgeoning sectors of clean energy and green infrastructure? Join the conversation with some of the state's top experts including Michigan Environmental Council President Chris Kolb and Valerie Brader, Senior Policy Advisor for the Executive Office of Rick Snyder.

Transportation - Taking the Inside Track: Get on the inside track of Michigan's transportation future, and learn what's ahead and how it could impact your community. You'll hear the latest updates on where transportation legislation is headed in 2012 from Senator Tom Casperson, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee; and Representative Paul Opsommer, Chair of the House Transportation Committee. Troy Chamber of Commerce President Michele Hodges will talk about what transportation means to the business community. Let's Save Michigan advocate Sarah Szurpicki will offer insights on why transportation is so vital to Michigan's future.

This is just a sampling of what you'll find at the 2012 Capital Conference. Click here to see the agenda and register for the Pre-Conference Sessions.

Click here to register by February 23 to save with the Early Bird discount!

Matt Bach is director of communications for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at (734) 669-6317 or

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