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Deadline for Convention Early Bird Rate is Friday, September 7th

clock September 5, 2012 10:47 by author Matt Bach



The clock is ticking if you want to get the early bird registration rate for the Michigan Municipal League's 2012 Convention taking place October 3-5 on Mackinac Island. By registering by the end of the business day Friday, Sept. 7, you'll save $50 off your registration.

This year's Convention is packed with sessions about tools communities can use to implement placemaking into their cities and villages as well as sessions on nuts and bolts ideas and information leaders need to run their municipalities each and every day.

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, and community design and sustainability.

Also returning to Convention is the annual silent auction and boat cruise with proceeds going to the Michigan Municipal League Foundation. We continue to seek contributions to the silent auction by bidding or donating an item.

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Practical Tips to Manage the Rising Cost of Benefits Topic at Convention

clock September 5, 2012 10:30 by author Matt Bach



The Michigan Municipal League’s 2012 Convention taking place October 3-5 on Mackinac Island will have a series of vendor-sponsored education sessions on everything from cloud computing to financial reporting.

One of these sessions, by American Fidelity Assurance, will assist communities struggling with budget pressures by giving attendees a road map to better manage the growing costs of their benefit program. Learn what others have done to successfully deal with Section 125 compliance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, debit cards, and changes to their benefit program as a result of health care reform.

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, 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, and community design and sustainability. Be sure to register by Sept. 7 to get the early bird discount.

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Leveraging State Resources to Create Place is Topic at Convention

clock September 4, 2012 10:03 by author Matt Bach



Michigan’s state agencies are working together across department lines to find ways for communities to get the most out of the limited funding available for placemaking related to community improvements. Officials from multiple state organizations will lead a session about leveraging state resources to create place during the Michigan Municipal League’s 2012 Convention taking place October 3-5 on Mackinac Island.

In this session, you’ll learn from the experiences of Boyne City and Portland about how it's possible to use multiple grant programs from various state departments to implement place-based initiatives. State agency staff from MSHDA, MDOT, MEDC, MDEQ and MDNR will be available to answer questions and discuss potential projects.

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, and community design and sustainability. Be sure to register by Sept. 7 to get the early bird discount.

 

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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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What Does it Take to Build Resilient Communities?

clock August 29, 2012 07:52 by author Matt Bach



Is your community on the rebound? What does it take to build resilient communities? Find out from Chuck Marohn at the Michigan Municipal League’s 2012 Convention on Mackinac Island October 3-5.

Marohn, Executive Director of Strong Towns and an author of Curbside Chat: a candid talk about the future of America’s cities, towns, and neighborhoods, will challenge our collective beliefs on growth and development. Chuck will share Strong Town’s Principles of Placemaking which help build resilient communities, and concepts that everyone concerned with Michigan’s cities and villages should know and understand. Click here to watch a video of Marohn discussing the difference between streets and roads. You can also follow Marohn on Twitter.

Check out the 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, health care reform, 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 Aug 31 to get the group discount rate at the Grand Hotel.

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