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July 7, 2011
The 2011 League Convention, October 4-7, in Grand Rapids, will take place during ArtPrize. In support of art education, the League has partnered with the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation (GRSAF) to donate art supplies to students in the Grand Rapids district. Due to recent budget cuts, the GRSAF has taken over the responsibility for raising 100% of the funds for art and music supplies for the school district and the 19,000 youth that it serves.
Show your support for the arts and bring your donation of art supplies to the League Convention. A donation box will be available near registration. Items could include, but are not limited to crayons, markers, watercolors, paint sets, colored pencils, drawing paper, etc.
To learn more about the GRSAF, click here.
Click here to register for Convention.
You know the basics of social media. You know how to create a Facebook page and not to call Twitter "the Twitter." Now what? And how can you use these social media tools without spending a lot of time to do it? There are many shortcuts and methods in using social media effectively and efficiently.
The League's Social Media II Webinar features three speakers well-versed in social media and the ways Michigan's cities, villages, and urban townships are using it—or should be using it. This is a can't-miss session available to League members from the comfort of their own computer. Talk about efficiencies! Attend this one-hour session from your own office without expending a single cent on gasoline. Register today!
Contribute to the silent auction by bidding or donating an item. This annual event held at the League Convention, this year October 4-7 in Grand Rapids, presents a great opportunity to bring home unique gifts representing communities across Michigan, or you can highlight your community, local businesses, and local talent by donating an item. We will again offer the online feature to our auction process. You will have the option to contribute and bid for donated items online prior to the live silent auction event.
Funds raised through the MML Foundation's auctions help support the League's mission to enhance and develop leadership in local government. For more information on donating an item, call Deborah Walton-Medley at 734-662-3246.
Michigan Local Government Management Association
Governor Rick Snyder will be speaking at 9:30 am, July 28 at the Priscilla U. Byrns Heritage Center, 601 Main Street, St. Joseph, during the MLGMA Summer Workshop from July 26-29, 2011. Gov. Snyder's appearance will coincide with the series of unique educational sessions we have planned to assist us all in surviving Michigan's changing economy. Educational session topics include emergency management, Michigan business climate debate, economic development, business involvement in communities, and more.