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We Made It! 2012 League Convention Starts Tomorrow!

clock October 2, 2012 15:36 by author Matt Bach

The annual Michigan Municipal Convention officially begins tomorrow (Oct. 3, 2012), but many League members and staff are already here on Mackinac Island. The weather is fantastic and the fall colors are amazing.

View the full Convention program.

Check out the full Convention agenda and more detailed list of topics to be discussed, including a discussion on some of the controversial ballot issues that may appear on the November ballot, new laws regarding cell towers, how to secure grant funding for your community, how governments can address illegal drugs in their communities, collaborative innovation by Jeff DeGraff, walkable urbanism from Chris Leinberger, how to build resilient communities by Chuck Marohn, thinking global for local issues by Clarence Anthony, using art and creativity to drive our state forward by Jennifer Goulet, local finance issues and strategies, andcommunity design and sustainability.

League staff and members walk up the hill to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. What a view!

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Paperless Government is Possible, Learn How at League Convention

clock August 30, 2012 08:29 by author Matt Bach



Michigan Municipalities are facing challenging times. Fewer and fewer people are covering more and more job functions, reducing efficiency and increasing pressure on staff.

As part of a series of vendor-sponsored sessions at the Michigan Municipal League’s 2012 Convention on Mackinac Island October 3-5, BS&A Software will give a presentation on developing feature-rich and seamlessly integrated financial management applications that help increase productivity. This session will demonstrate how technology can be used to share information electronically, automate paper processes and eliminate repetitive tasks.

Other vendor-sponsored sessions are on placemaking, health care reform, and building today's infrastructure for tomorrow. In addition, the League's Anthony Minghine will have a session on solutions to the many financial and other challenges communities are faced with today.

Check out the full Convention agenda and more detailed list of topics to be discussed, including a discussion on some of the controversial ballot issues that may appear on the November ballot, new laws regarding cell towers, how to secure grant funding for your community, how governments can address illegal drugs in their communities, collaborative innovation by Jeff DeGraff, local finance issues and strategies, and community design and sustainability. Be sure to register by tomorrow (Aug 31) to get the group discount rate at the Grand Hotel.

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