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Berkley Councilperson Steve Baker Honored with MML Award

March 21st 2018

Berkley Councilperson Steve Baker Honored with MML Award (Michigan Municipal League, March 21, 2018) Berkley, MI- The Michigan Municipal League has honored Berkley Mayor Pro Tem Steve Baker with the Jim Sinclair Exceptional Service Award. He received the recognition during the League’s annual Capital Conference Awards Gala March 20 in Lansing. Baker was elected to […]

MML#3 – Officials Learn the Basics of Planning and Zoning

March 18th 2018

MML#3 – Officials Learn the Basics of Planning and Zoning (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 16, 2018) Frankenmuth, MI- Planning and zoning are essential components of local governance that are often not well-known by residents and require some learning by newly elected officials. The Michigan Municipal League recently did a weekend training session for officials, and […]

MML #2 – Communities Explore Methods of Intergovernmental Cooperation

March 14th 2018

MML #2 – Communities Explore Methods of Intergovernmental Cooperation (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 13, 2018) Frankenmuth, MI-  “There’s a tendency to think we’re in a box,” said Steve Mann of Miller Canfield as he addressed representatives from across the state as part of the Michigan Municipal League’s Elected Officials Academy.  Mann’s presentation encouraged councilmembers and […]

MML#1: Officials Learn Basics of Being a Good Public Servant

March 6th 2018

MML#1: Officials Learn Basics of Being a Good Public Servant (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 6, 2018) Frankenmuth, MI – For Bob Slattery, former Mayor of Mt. Morris, a life of public service is “the perfect life.” And as a past President of Michigan Municipal League and an ongoing educator for elected officials, he’s been able […]

MML#7 – Communities of all Kinds Facing Middle Housing Issues

April 17th 2017

MML#7 – Communities of all Kinds Facing Middle Housing Issues (C. Proxmire, April 17, 2017) Lansing, MI – Access to housing is not just an issue that affects low income people.  In fact, all across Michigan communities of all types are struggling with a lack of diverse housing options.  The aging population, as well as […]

MML#6 – The Future of DDA and TIF Funding

April 13th 2017

MML#6 – The Future of DDA and TIF Funding (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 13, 2017) Lansing, MI – There are 640 TIF Authorities through the state, and sometimes their value gets questioned when budgets get tight.  As the Michigan Legislature discusses potential change to the Downtown Development Authority Act and other Tax Increment Funding (TIF) […]

MML#5 – Are Cities Prepared for Autonomous Vehicles?

April 2nd 2017

MML#5 – Are Cities Prepared for Autonomous Vehicles? (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 1, 2017) Lansing, MI – There are two statistics that stood out in the presentation about autonomous vehicles at the Michigan Municipal Conference in March. The first is that 94% of auto accidents are caused by human error. The second is that the […]

MML#4 – Wireless Antennas and Poles in Public Rights of Way

March 27th 2017

MML#4 – Wireless Antennas and Poles in Public Rights of Way (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 27, 2017) Lansing, MI – With expanding needs for wireless services comes expanded need for the infrastructure to support it.  Smart phones, smart cars, wireless devices etc. only work if there are towers and supporting antennas to give them data […]

MML#3: Senator Marty Knollenberg Named Legislator of the Year

March 26th 2017

MML#3:  Senator Marty Knollenberg Named Legislator of the Year (Michigan Municipal League, March 26, 2017) LANSING, MI – The Michigan Municipal League has honored State Rep. Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) and Sen. Marty Knollenberg (R-Troy) as the League’s 2017 Legislators of the Year. The awards were formally presented to Rep. Kosowski and Sen. Knollenberg during the […]

MML#2 – How Changes in DC Impact Local Governments

March 24th 2017

MML#2 – How Changes in DC Impact Local Governments (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 24, 2017) Lansing, MI – Local elected officials of all political persuasions need to be in tune with decisions made at the state and national level.  That’s why the Michigan Municipal League included a panel discussion called “The Changing Landscape in Washington […]