IMPORTANT NOTICE ON EVIP DEADLINE CORRECTION:
Please be aware of the following critical correction to the January/February 2013 issue of The Review magazine:
Page 46, the Municipal Q&A, contains a question on EVIP requirements and lists the next EVIP deadline as February 13, 2013. THE CORRECT DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 1, 2013. All of our online materials, the information we’ve provided in webinars and trainings and the information you are receiving from Treasury contains the correct deadline. The print version of the magazine is the only place that contains this typo. The online magazine has been corrected here.
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January 8, 2013
Capital Conference Registration Opens Tomorrow – January 9
Capital Conference is the source for answers on all the state and federal issues that impact local communities, and the best place to network and make your voice heard on matters of public policy. Don’t lose your place in Lansing. We’re saving you a seat at the League’s 2013 Capital Conference!
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Public Employment Law Seminar
January 23, 2013
Statistics indicate that municipalities continue to experience high levels of financial loss because of errors and poor judgment calls in employment situations. This full-day seminar is designed to provide municipalities with the information and tools they need to reduce their risks related to public employment issues.
Topics to be covered include:
- Impact of Public Sector Collective Bargaining & Right to Work
- Independent Contractors – Do's & Don'ts
- Whistleblower Cases
- How to Avoid Retaliation Claims
- Employment Issues – FLSA and More
- Health Care Reform
The MML Liability & Property Pool is co-sponsoring this training and offering a discounted rate of $10 to all Pool members! Register today.
League Training Week
Coming to a Location Near You!
We are touring the state to a location near you with a variety of timely topics. You can register for the whole week or whichever topics interest you most. We are also offering a low price if you register for 5 sessions!
First, you will find us in Ann Arbor, January 16-18, 2013, offering topics such as the Open Meetings Act & the Freedom of Information Act; parliamentary procedure; service consolidation & shared services; civic engagement through social media; and finance for the non-finance municipal official.
We will also be in the following locations:
- Frankenmuth, February 14-15, 2013
- Kalamazoo, March 13-15, 2013
- Lansing, April 24-26, 2013
- Mackinaw City, May 15-17, 2013
- Muskegon, June 5-7, 2013
Click here for details and to register.
Elected Officials Academy (EOA) Weekender Program
February 15-16, 2013
The EOA Core Weekender program will take place February 15-16, 2013 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. The Core program is a requirement for Level One of the EOA, and is an important step in continuing education for elected officials.
The EOA Advanced Weekender program will also take place February 15-16, 2013 at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth. This program is the next step for those who have already attended the Core Weekender, and will cover planning and zoning issues, financial modeling, intergovernmental cooperation, and more.
Michigan Local Government Management Association Winter Institute
January 29-February 1, 2013
Royal Park Hotel, Rochester
The 2013 Winter Institute will take place January 29-February 1, at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. While the primary purpose of the Winter Institute is to provide opportunities for professional development, it will also provide an ideal setting for the sharing of ideas, mentoring, networking, and benefitting from the collective experience of the membership.
The planning committee has been successful in securing high-quality speakers and concurrent sessions. Here is just a glimpse of what kind of topics to expect:
- Communicating Under the Worst of Times: Death of an Officer
- Sandbox Essentials of Communication
- Communicate Your Position: The Basics of Negotiation
- Communicating Through Social Media
- Making the MML Wage and Salary Survey Work for You
- Main Street Makeover: City of Rochester
- The Election Is Over, So Now What?
- FOIA: Demanding Communication
- And so much more!
For more details on this program and to view a full agenda, please visit www.mlgma.org.