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January 5, 2012
Capital Conference 2012: The Politics of Placemaking
Capital Conference is where you'll hear about key state and federal issues that impact our communities, from the development of mass transit to the future fate of brownfield tax credits.
Take your place in Lansing at the League’s 2012 Capital Conference.
Registration opens January 11, 2012!
Register today for a pre-conference program!
Recreation Authorities & Other Funding for Parks & Recreation
The Michigan Cable Act: Are Your Franchise Fees at Risk?
Cable franchise fees can be a substantial source of revenue for a community, but do you know what will happen when your existing cable franchise agreement ends? Those revenues could be at risk if a municipality fails to recognize and properly respond when a new Uniform Franchise Agreement shows up without notice at the local clerk's office.
The Michigan Municipal League's one-hour webinar will equip you with everything you need to know: understanding the Act's requirements, how to identify and respond to the new short deadlines, and how to complete the new Uniform Agreement form.Will the cable companies coming into your community set the ground rules for what they'll pay, or will you tell them what the law says about franchise and PEG fees, compliance, and the renewal process?
Click here to learn more and to register now!
Check Out This Meet Up for League Members in Jackson!
Got anything planned after work from 5-7 pm on Friday, January 20? Join fellow League members at the Armory Arts Village in Jackson for a fast and fun evening of networking, refreshments, and hot topic discussions at the League Region Meet Up. This is a FREE event open to all League members!
This is something new we're trying, to give members an easy, casual way to get together with colleagues and League staff. Staff will be available to discuss the latest insider info on such topics as healthcare reform and the Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP), and talk about anything else that might be on your mind.
Click here for the link to RSVP. Hope to see you there!
Local Government Ethics Webinar
Learn about the latest lawsuits and legal cases related to ethics in local governments as part of an hour-long webinar being hosted by the Michigan Municipal League on Feb. 15 at 2 pm. Without having to leave your home or office, you can learn from legal experts on a wide range of ethics topics, including social media do's and don'ts, confidentiality, gifts, elected and employee decision making, conflict of interest, misuse of position, use of city-owned materials and equipment, political activities, records retention, responsiveness to all citizens, discrimination, and use of computer technology.
Elected Officials Academy Weekender Program
Enhance your skills as an elected official by attending the Elected Officials Academy (EOA) Core Weekender, February 24-25, 2012 at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth. Attendees will learn roles and responsibilities, the fundamentals of financial management, the essentials of organization, and the basics of planning and zoning. Register here!
For those that have already attended the Core Weekender, you won’t want to miss the Elected Officials Academy (EOA) Advanced Weekender also February 24-25, 2012 at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth. Topics to be covered are regional cooperation, financial modeling, and a toolbox for growth. Register here!
For more information on the Elected Officials Academy, click here