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April 10, 2012
Check Out These Meet Ups!
The League is offering several Region Meet Ups around the state. A Region Meet Up is a FREE open-house reception that gives members an easy, casual way to get together with colleagues and League staff to discuss any hot topic or pressing issues that might be concerning your community.
Stop by one or more of the locations below and bring a guest:
Livonia on April 25 – Sponsored by Plante & Moran, PLLC. RSVP HERE
Grand Rapids on May 2 – Sponsored by Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering. RSVP HERE
Mackinaw City on May 31 – RSVP HERE
Harbor Springs on June 20 – Sponsored by the MML Liability & Property Pool. RSVP HERE
Essential Skills for the Elected Official
May 2, 2012, Grand Rapids
This day-long session, not only for recently elected officials, but seasoned officials as well, will clarify many of the questions that you have had since you assumed office. It covers fundamental information about the responsibilities of your office. Topics such as conducting meetings, the Open Meetings Act, the Freedom of Information Act, ethics, and working with the media will be covered. This is a great opportunity to network with other officials and get back to the basics!
Register here today.
Labor Negotiations 101 Workshops
As a councilmember, have you ever wondered what goes on during labor negotiations in your community? Attend this workshop on the basics of labor negotiations and learn the ins and outs of the terminology, the Public Employment Relations Act (PERA) and other laws, and what role the mayor and council play in negotiations.
The League is offering this upcoming training in two locations – May 9 in Battle Creek and May 31 in Mackinaw City. Register today!
Social Media Policies Webinar
May 15, 2012
On May 15, the League will host a Social Media Policies Webinar, presented by attorneys Melissa Jackson and Samuel Frederick of Foster Swift. A social media policy has become critical for all employers, whether the employer has employees who use computers in the course of their employment or not. Attend this webinar to learn about the laws associated with social media use and different strategies in developing your own social media policy. Register today!