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Press Release

For Immediate Release
February 25, 2010

Contact: Matt Bach
Communications Director
734-669-6317 / e-mail

MML Announces 2010 Legislative Policy Committees

Officials from More than 150 Communities Drive MML’s Legislative Agenda

LANSING, Mich.—The Michigan Municipal League (MML) today announced the members of its 2010 legislative policy committees, seven groups of community officials and experts that will guide the association’s advocacy agenda and public policy efforts. The League has six “issue” committees with up to 30 members (rosters) and a Legislative Governance Committee of 115 members (roster).  

The Legislative Governance Committee will focus on broad legislative direction and proactive policy development. Members will serve renewable 2-year terms effective Jan. 1, 2010.

Issue committee members provide the League’s advocacy staff with expert analysis of new legislation that could impact communities.  Members will serve renewable 1-year terms effective Jan. 1, 2010. Issue committees include: Energy and Technology, Land Use and Economic Development, Municipal Finance, Municipal Services, Transportation Infrastructure and, Water Infrastructure and Environment.

 “Bills that deal with municipal issues are often complex and we have to respond quickly to new legislation,” Summer Minnick, MML state affairs director, said. “Issue committee members use their hands-on experience to provide us with quick feedback, helping us maintain a highly effective lobbying team.”

To save time and transportation costs, the issue committees use listservs and Web-based conferencing to supplement face-to-face meetings. Committee chairs work with League staff to coordinate meetings and are often asked to testify before House and Senate members. Issue committee chairs are responsible for reporting to the Legislative Governance Committee at meetings hosted twice a year at the League’s major membership events - Annual Convention in the fall and Capital Conference in the spring (2010 Capital Conference is April 13-14). 

About the Michigan Municipal League
The Michigan Municipal League advocates on behalf of its member communities in Lansing, Washington D.C., and the courts; provides educational opportunities for elected and appointed municipal officials; and assists municipal leaders in administering services to their communities through League programs and services. For more information, visit




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