2016 MML Convention

Join the Conversation!

Everything about this year’s Michigan Municipal League Convention is designed to inspire you. From its majestic setting at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel to the enlightening content and engaging networking, it’s an event you won’t want to miss. 

For three days, hundreds of local officials from across the state will have an opportunity to connect, engage, and discover creative solutions to local challenges. You will hear from visionary keynote speakers on topics ranging from anchor institutions and citizen engagement to local businesses and civic crowdfunding.  And breakout sessions will give you a chance to dive into strategic topics like retiree health care changes and Millennials as local government leaders. .

We love where we’re headed, but it won’t be complete without you! Make plans now to join the conversation Sept. 14-16.  For more detailed information, please visit convention.mml.org.

To register online, login to the right, and then click the "Register Myself" or "Register Someone Else" button below.

Click here for a faxable registration form.

NOTE: Advance registration closes at 5:00 pm Sept. 1. After that time, only onsite registration will be available. The increased registration rates for onsite registration are as follows:

  • MML Liability Pool and/or Workers Comp Members (MML Full or Full Associate Members only) – $499/person
  • MML Full & Associate Members/BAP Participants – $599/person
  • Nonmember Entities – $699/person

Housing & Travel
Host Hotel
Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island | 800-334-7263
Grand Hotel Housing Reservation ProcessHousing reservations will only be accepted for those who have registered for Convention. After registering for Convention, a confirmation email will be sent to you within 48 hours. The confirmation email will contain your registration information, your personalized housing registration code, and a link to the housing registration form.  The hotel requires that you provide this housing registration form with your personalized code in order to make reservations at the Grand Hotel during the League’s annual Convention. A deposit of one night’s daily rate is required at the time of reservation.

Grand Hotel Housing Rates
Standard – $215 per person (double), $355 per person (single)
Deluxe – $245 per person (double), $415 per person (single)
Group room rate cutoff is August 12, 2016.
Room rate includes breakfast and dinner, as well as lunch on September 14 & 15, 2016. Rates do not include $8 baggage handling fee, 6% Michigan Sales Tax, 19.5% Service Charge, and 2% Mackinac Island Occupancy Tax.

Guests not staying at the Grand Hotel may purchase meal tickets. The meal ticket prices are as follows: Breakfast $25.00, Lunch $30.00, and Dinner $75.00. 

Additional Travel Information
Shepler’s Ferry – $20 round-trip ferry ride purchased through the Michigan Municipal League (Tickets must be purchased by September 9 to receive discounted rate). Parking: Outdoor unsecured lot is free for up to 5 nights with a drop-off service charge of $10. Outdoor fenced parking is $15 per night, and indoor parking is $30 per night.
Arnold Ferry – $18 round-trip ferry ride. Parking is free daily for self-park outside lot. Valet parking available to any lot for $7. Outdoor secured lot is $5 per night and indoor garage is $15 per night.
Carriage Taxi – The fare is $5 per person to the Grand Hotel from the ferry docks (cash only).
9/14/2016 - 9/16/2016
Grand Hotel
286 Grand Avenue
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

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