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These publications have been developed to help you carry out your role as a municipal official.
* NOTE: The handbooks are currently being updated. Please check back soon.
The Directory of Michigan Municipal Officials is the only place to find contact information for thousands of Michigan community leaders - everything from the phone number of the Addison village president to the address of Zilwaukee City Hall - plus demographic information on each community as well as the names of state and U.S. representatives. There's also easy-to-navigate information on Michigan Municipal League programs and services.
The Directory Yellow Pages is the ‘yellow pages’ section of the Directory. It is the primary reference for local officials when they need advice, are seeking firms to bid on new projects, or want to find out what’s new in the industry.
A complimentary directory is sent to all city managers and clerks, and mayors/presidents with populations of 4,000 and above. Complimentary copies will be mailed to the offices of your community but if you would like to purchase additional copies, they are available to League members at $15 each.
Please note: This book is compiled once a year following the November municipal elections, and published the following spring. The 2015 Directory of Michigan Municipal Officials is now available.
To order your copy of the 2015 Directory of Michigan Municipal Officials download the 2015 Order form (PDF)
Click here for the online Directory Yellow Pages searchable by category or company.
Click here for online directories for the State of Michigan and U.S. government agencies, as well as legislative contact information.
Schedule #8, “Records Management Handbook: Guidelines and Approved Retention and Disposal Schedule for Cities and Villages,” originally published by the Michigan Municipal League, is an approved schedule. However, Records Management Services is updating it in sections, as separate schedules. If you have adopted and used Schedule #8, you now need to adopt the separate schedules that have superseded sections of this book. For instance, the Elections schedule (schedule #23) and the Clerks schedule (schedule #24) have superseded sections of the Records Management Handbook published by the League. If you are adopting it for the first time, you need to adopt schedules #23 and #24 with it.
Not all the new schedules promulgated by Records Management Services supersede sections of the Records Management Handbook. Schedules such as Public Libraries (schedule # 17) and Human Resources (schedule #26) are new, and were never a part of the original general schedule. You should look over the list of general schedules and adopt the schedules that are appropriate for your municipality.
Now an Ebook!
*The schedule in this handbook has been pre-approved by the State of Michigan. It contains the usual documents found in most municipal departments. For questions on this schedule, contact:
Caryn Wojcik, Government Records Archivist
Restoring Michigan Communities Building by Building
We know that vibrant communities have, in common, walkable downtowns,
flourishing retail districts, exciting cultural opportunities, affordable
housing and educational opportunities. We also know that favorable design
concepts promote mixed-use, walkable neighborhoods that work to retain
and attract young people and their employers to Michigan and the “new
retirees” of the baby boomer generation. We know what works—we
need to make sure that we have in place the tools that permit us to create
vibrant communities in our downtowns, neighborhoods and regions.
Zoning Board of Appeals Handbook
Contact: Kim Cekola, Information Coordinator