2021 MAM Mayors and Presidents Institute

MAM Mayors & Presidents Institute
November 18-19, 2021

You’ve been elected or appointed to serve as mayor or president. Now what?! Serving your municipality as Mayor or President gives you a unique set of power and challenges, regardless of your length of time in office. Common goals among chief elected officials are to provide exceptional service, increase your effectiveness and understanding of the municipality, and ensure best practice municipal management. Some of the tools you need to achieve these goals include knowledge of key issues and laws; proper resources and information; and a network of fellow officials to offer an encouraging word, a safe space to decompress, or inspiration for your next solution. Whether you are a mayor or village president this program was designed with your needs in mind. Mayor pro tems and president pro tems are also invited to attend.


November 18, 2021

5:30 pm               Check-in, Chow and Conversation (Dinner included in registration)

6:00 pm               Introduction to Michigan Association of Mayors  

6:15 pm               The Role of the Mayor/President             

6:45 pm               The Mayor/President/Manager Relationship

7:45 pm               Networking Break

8:00 pm               The Mayor/President/Manager Relationship, continued

9:00 pm               Adjourn for the evening

November 19, 2021

8:30 am               Check-in, Coffee and Conversation (Breakfast included in registration)

9:00 am               Open Meetings Act, Ethics, Social Media and Other Policies

9:30 am               Running the Meeting

10:30 am             Networking Break

10:45 am             Executive Presence

Noon                    Networking Lunch (Lunch included with registration)

12:30 pm             Executive Presence, continued

1:15 pm               Dealing with the Media

1:45 pm               Networking Break

2:00 pm               Successful Strategies for Coalition Building/Building Consensus

2:30 pm               Election Preparedness

2:45 pm               Conducting Marriage Ceremonies

3:15 pm               Wrap up and Evaluations 
3:30 pm               Adjourn



MAM Members:  $195
(Includes Thursday dinner, and Friday breakfast/lunch)


MAM Nonmembers:  $260
(Includes Thursday dinner, and Friday breakfast/lunch)

Includes 2021 MAM membership for mayors, village presidents, and township supervisors of Michigan communities that are members of the Michigan Municipal League!

Click here for the downloadable registration form.

Housing Information
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858

Room Rate: $119.00

Reservations can be made here or calling 1-877-232-4532.  The group housing code is MAM111821 and will close on November 4, 2021.

The Michigan Association of Mayors has several sponsorship opportunities available for the Mayors & Presidents Institute. Click here for more information. If you are interested in sponsoring, please fill out this form and submit it to registration@mml.org. Reach out to kwozniak@mml.org if you have any questions.

Health and Safety

Out of an abundance of caution and safety for our guests, Michigan Municipal League staff will be adhering to MDHHS recent recommendations of wearing masks throughout the event. The MML highly encourages ALL participants (attendees, sponsors, and speakers) to wear a mask while indoors at the event, with the exception of eating and drinking. We will provide extra masks at the registration table.

Hand Cleaning
Hand sanitizer will be provided onsite. We will provide sanitizing wipes available at the front of the room for anyone that plans to use the av equipment.

Seating and Spacing
Seating will be spaced with the recommended distance between attendees as determined by the venue and MDHHS orders.

How Are You Feeling?

If you have a temperature, are showing any potential symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been in close contact with anyone that has tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the event, you must stay home and request a refund. The MML team will not be conducting temperature checks at the event.

If you don’t feel well, please stay home. Potential COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
Stay Tuned
Additional policies may be instituted as MDHHS and the Isabella County Health
Department update their orders. We will notify you of changes as they happen.
11/18/2021 - 11/19/2021
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

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