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August 18, 2011
The theme of this year’s Convention is “Why Place Matters”. The Governor has discussed the large role communities play in the state’s future and the importance of placemaking. This is your opportunity to hear personally from the Governor about the many changes that have taken place in Lansing under his leadership. Click here to register.
Stay tuned to the Convention blog for more details about the governor’s presentation and the Convention in general.
Money is tight and we feel your pain. We’ve shortened the Annual Convention to accommodate your travel budget! Convention will kick-off with the opening general session at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, October 5, instead of the traditional general session on Tuesday afternoon, so you to save on one night at the hotel!
If you would like to come in early, we have limited rooms available Tuesday, October 4. Additional rooms on this day should be available the first week in September. Please contact the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel 800-253-3590 to reserve your room.
For additional information on the Convention agenda and to register by the early bird deadline on September 6, visit tour.mml.org today.
Going into Labor - The Essentials of Michigan's New Labor Laws
This spring has brought a whirlwind of legislative changes that affect the way public employers do business. Join us to hear from labor law experts about changes to PA 312 binding arbitration, PERA, health care, the Urban Cooperation Act, and more. These changes present a lot of opportunities for local units of government to control costs.
Learn how to navigate these significant changes and make them work in your community on September 22, in Lansing. Registration is open!
Contribute to the silent auction by bidding or donating an item. This annual event held at the League Convention, this year October 5-7 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 League 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.
Webinar for Intermediate/Advanced Social Media Users
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 - Your Next Steps 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!