2019 MML Convention



Convention 2019
September 25-27, 2019

We’re excited to be holding our annual Convention in the D! You will get to experience Detroit’s fresh, new look with a sizzling culinary scene, hip hotels, hot entertainment districts, eclectic shops, and reactivated parks. Against this backdrop, you’ll have a great opportunity to hone your leadership skills. Learn how to turn a placemaking opportunity into a strong community partnership. Explore creative approaches to meeting the need for affordable housing. Gain insights from the High-Risk Response Team on how to address human trafficking in your community. We’ll also show you the power of beautifying your city with environmental and lifestyle enhancements, and much more!

Session Topics:
  • Risk Management Education Track
  • Everday Bias: Institutional and Implicit
  • Crowdfunding
  • Revitalization
  • Headwinds and Oversight
  • Leading in a Crisis/Emergency Preparedness
  • Social Media
  • You’ve Been Breached
For the complete list of sessions and breakouts visit the 2019 Convention website.

Registration Rates
Registration Rates on or before August 30, 2019:

MML Full & Associate Members/BAP Participants/MML Fund & Pool Program Members – $449/person 

Nonmember Government/Non-Profit Entities – $599/person
Guests – $150

Registration Rates by September 16, 2019:

MML Full & Associate Members/BAP Participants/MML Fund & Pool Program Members – $599/person

Nonmember Government/Non-Profit Entities – $999/person
Guests – $150

Click here for a faxable form. 

Agenda:
For the complete Convention Agenda and program details visit the 2019 Convention website.

Housing
Housing reservations will only be accepted for registered Convention attendees with a personalized housing registration code. Within 48 hours of the League receiving your conference registration form, you will receive a confirmation email containing your registration information, your personalized housing code, and all housing options secured by the Michigan Municipal League.

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



9/25/2019 - 9/27/2019
Cobo Center
One Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226

Event Add-On's

   

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

 
Tigers vs. Twins @ Comerica Park! Game time begins at 6:40 pm and tickets will be available at Will Call for pickup. Must provide own transportation. No refunds.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

 
9/25/2019 8:00 AM - 9/27/2019 12:30 PM
8:00 AM
NEW on Wednesday, prior to Convention opening, our Workers' Compensation Fund and Liability & Property Pool are hosting this FREE unique risk management session.
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10:00 AM
See why a city that officially filed for bankruptcy is still one of America's greatest underdog stories on a tour that showcases the rise, fall and renewal of Detroit. Follow a local guide through some of downtown's iconic spaces and places that are lighting up our skyline once again while learning about their history and architecture.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM
See why a city that officially filed for bankruptcy is still one of America's greatest underdog stories on a tour that showcases the rise, fall and renewal of Detroit. Follow a local guide through some of downtown's iconic spaces and places that are lighting up our skyline once again while learning about their history and architecture.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM
Once an industrial waterfront, Detroit's Riverwalk has become one of Michigan's signature urban parks. This mobile workshop will explore some of the Riverwalk's key spaces, as well as the Dequindre Cut trail project, and see how these green spaces are supporting nearby development. This mobile will include over a mile of walking; please bring appropriate footwear.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM
Once an industrial waterfront, Detroit's Riverwalk has become one of Michigan's signature urban parks. This mobile workshop will explore some of the Riverwalk's key spaces, as well as the Dequindre Cut trail project, and see how these green spaces are supporting nearby development. This mobile will include over a mile of walking; please bring appropriate footwear.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM
Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of a transformative project to revitalize and restore the 26-acre Hamtramck Veterans Memorial Park (a.k.a. Hamtramck Recreation District). With funding support from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, local partners including the City of Hamtramck, Hamtramck schools, the Detroit City Football Club and the Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium are working together to reimagine and restore the park district facilities. We will visit and learn about their efforts to improve Keyworth Stadium, where the Detroit City Football Club (DCFC) soccer team now plays, and the Historic Hamtramck Stadium, which was once home to the Negro National League Detroit Stars (and is one of only five Negro League home ballparks still in existence).
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM
Guest- Detroit City Football Club Tour
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM
Are you familiar with Downtown and Midtown, and want to venture further afield? Come visit a couple of nearby neighborhoods in Detroit, admire their historic housing stock, and get a sense of the emerging local businesses and community projects currently underway. [Bus tour; potential candidates are the Live6/University District and Grandmont-Rosedale neighborhoods.]
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM
Are you familiar with Downtown and Midtown, and want to venture further afield? Come visit a couple of nearby neighborhoods in Detroit, admire their historic housing stock, and get a sense of the emerging local businesses and community projects currently underway. [Bus tour; potential candidates are the Live6/University District and Grandmont-Rosedale neighborhoods.]
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM
Michigan Women in Municipal Government Affilate Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM
Located at the The Fowling Warehouse, this game combines football and bowling into a fun sport!
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 PM
Located at the The Fowling Warehouse, this game combines football and bowling into a fun sport!
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 PM

Thursday, 26 September 2019

 
Michigan Association of Mayors (MAM) Annual Meeting & Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:00 AM
See why a city that officially filed for bankruptcy is still one of America's greatest underdog stories on a tour that showcases the rise, fall and renewal of Detroit. Follow a local guide through some of downtown's iconic spaces and places that are lighting up our skyline once again while learning about their history and architecture.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM
See why a city that officially filed for bankruptcy is still one of America's greatest underdog stories on a tour that showcases the rise, fall and renewal of Detroit. Follow a local guide through some of downtown's iconic spaces and places that are lighting up our skyline once again while learning about their history and architecture.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM
Once an industrial waterfront, Detroit's Riverwalk has become one of Michigan's signature urban parks. This mobile workshop will explore some of the Riverwalk's key spaces, as well as the Dequindre Cut trail project, and see how these green spaces are supporting nearby development. This mobile will include over a mile of walking; please bring appropriate footwear.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM
Once an industrial waterfront, Detroit's Riverwalk has become one of Michigan's signature urban parks. This mobile workshop will explore some of the Riverwalk's key spaces, as well as the Dequindre Cut trail project, and see how these green spaces are supporting nearby development. This mobile will include over a mile of walking; please bring appropriate footwear.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM
Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of a transformative project to revitalize and restore the 26-acre Hamtramck Veterans Memorial Park (a.k.a. Hamtramck Recreation District). With funding support from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, local partners including the City of Hamtramck, Hamtramck schools, the Detroit City Football Club and the Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium are working together to reimagine and restore the park district facilities. We will visit and learn about their efforts to improve Keyworth Stadium, where the Detroit City Football Club (DCFC) soccer team now plays, and the Historic Hamtramck Stadium, which was once home to the Negro National League Detroit Stars (and is one of only five Negro League home ballparks still in existence).
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM
Guest Registration- Detroit City Football Club Tour
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM
Are you familiar with Downtown and Midtown, and want to venture further afield? Come visit a couple of nearby neighborhoods in Detroit, admire their historic housing stock, and get a sense of the emerging local businesses and community projects currently underway. [Bus tour; potential candidates are the Live6/University District and Grandmont-Rosedale neighborhoods.]
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM
Are you familiar with Downtown and Midtown, and want to venture further afield? Come visit a couple of nearby neighborhoods in Detroit, admire their historic housing stock, and get a sense of the emerging local businesses and community projects currently underway. [Bus tour; potential candidates are the Live6/University District and Grandmont-Rosedale neighborhoods.]
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM
Motor City Friendly- Join us for a casual evening of games and networking at the MML Foundation’s fundraising reception at the Detroit City Football Club’s Fieldhouse. Learn about our work in Hamtramck with our partners in the city, school district, Detroit City Football Club and Friends of Hamtramck Stadium. We’ll have drink tickets, appetizers, card and lawn games, and access to an indoor soccer field. Your support is an investment in thriving communities. Transportation provided from COBO Hall to the Fieldhouse. Silver Sponsors for this event include Midwest Strategy Group, Public Sector Consultants, Vanguard Public Affairs and Victory Capital. Visit http://www.mmlfoundation.org for more information.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM
Michigan Municipal League Foundation Reception- Guest Registration
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM

Friday, 27 September 2019

 
Michigan Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials Breakfast/Annual Meeting
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:00 AM

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