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We Love Where You Live is the Michigan Municipal League's exciting new venture into the world of podcasting. Each week, we'll bring you insightful interviews on city innovations and politics, delve into the challenges of local government finance, share our members' amazing accomplishments, and take a fresh look at stories in the League's magazine.

Listen in on your favorite device—smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop—any time it's convenient for you!

View the complete list of We Love Where You Live podcasts.

NEW! We Love Where You Live podcasts are now available on iTunes and Google Play.

Current Podcast

Live with the League - 2/9/2021

On this week’s Live with the League we spoke with special guest Christy Welti in our events department and our Lansing team about the latest legislative activity in Lansing and stimulus proposals in DC. Hope you watch!


Previous Podcasts

Economics of Place

The Economics of Place segments feature people on the cutting edge of making cities better.

Host: Dan Gilmartin, CEO & executive director, Michigan Municipal League

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The Community-Shaping Potential of Ride Sharing Services

Dan Gilmartin sat down with Lilly Shoup from Lyft at the Michigan Municipal League's Policy Forum on technology, smart cities and big data. Shoup shared how Lyft is looking beyond just providing an affordable, reliable transportation option. They see the ability of transportation to shape communities and the way people explore their city and interact with their fellow citizens.


On the SaveMICity segments, we talk about the financial challenges facing Michigan local governments.

Host: Tony Minghine, deputy executive director & COO, Michigan Municipal League

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League Partnership with City of Hamtramck, School Works to Restore Historic Stadiums

Keyworth and Hamtramck stadiums have a storied history in the City of Hamtramck. Learn how the League has partnered with the City of Hamtramck, Hamtramck Public Schools, Detroit City Football Club, and others to leverage an $800,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to restore the stadiums and create a comprehensive recreation plan to serve the community, the schools, and the region.

Michigan Politics, Huh?

The Michigan Politics, Huh? segments look at Lansing politics from the perspective of a novice. What’s happening in Lansing that might impact your community?

Host: Matt Bach, director of communications, Michigan Municipal League

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The League’s Matt Bach talks about the power of crowdfunding for Michigan communities with the League’s Melissa Milton-Pung and Angela Barbash of Revalue LLC. There are a couple different types of crowdfunding and we discuss those and ways crowdfunding is being used in our cities, villages and townships. The League is a big proponent of the crowdfunding movement and you can learn more at


The Limelight segments highlight the incredible work being done at the local level, the stories behind the people that do it, and topics that matter to them.

Host: Emily Kieliszewski, membership engagement specialist, Michigan Municipal League 

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Brenda Jones, Detroit City Council President

At the League's 2019 Convention, Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones lent her talent and expertise to several sessions. In between all those activities, our Emily Kieliszewski sat down with Jones to get her take on her path in Detroit politics, her unique experience in Congress, and her advice for women and young people interested in entering the political arena.

Monday Morning Live

Monday Morning Live - The Podcast - recreates our bi-weekly Monday Morning Live broadcast on Facebook Live in a listen-to-it-anytime podcast format.

Host: Matt Bach, director of communications, Michigan Municipal League

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Water Reconnection Executive Order, May Election, City & State Income Taxes & More

Governor Whitmer has issued Executive Order 2020-28 requiring the reconnection of service to residences that have had water service shut off. The order requires public water suppliers to immediately identify residences in their service area that do not currently have water service and to make best efforts to restore service to homes where service has been disconnected due to non-payment or damaged infrastructure. The order is effective for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.

On this Monday Morning Live webinar, our team covers the water reconnection executive order and:

  • $2 million fund being established through the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) to help communities reconnect homes to their water supplies

  • May election

  • City and state income taxes

  • Federal stimulus program

  • And much more



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