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2018 Candidate Interview: Joseph Salemi for Sylvan Lake City Council

September 23rd 2018

2018 Candidate Interview: Joseph Salemi for Sylvan Lake City Council (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 23, 2018) Sylvan Lake, MI – Joseph (Joe) Salemi is running for Sylvan Lake City Council. There are five people running for three seats. The candidates are Ben Clarke, Brian D. Etter, Steven Petersen, Joseph Salemi and Michael Zubrzycki. At the […]

Northville City Manager Patrick Sullivan Named MME President

February 4th 2018

Northville City Manager Patrick Sullivan Named MME President (MME, Feb. 4, 2018) Northville, MI- Patrick Sullivan, Northville’s city manager, is the new president of the statewide association representing Michigan’s municipal managers. Sullivan was selected as the 2018 president of the Michigan Municipal Executives (MME) during the organization’s annual Winter Institute in Ann Arbor Jan. 30-Feb. […]

2017 Candidate Interviews & Issues (check for updates)

July 1st 2017

2017 Candidate Interviews & Issues (check for updates) Oakland County, MI- The Oakland County Times has a tradition of doing video interviews with candidates for local office.  Several communities have local elections on Nov. 7, 2017 and we’re working hard to interview as many local candidates as possible. We do not endorse any candidate and […]

MML#3 – Cities and Civic Tech, How Local Governments Serve Residents Online

September 20th 2016

MML#3 – Cities and Civic Tech, How Local Governments Serve Residents Online (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 18, 2016) Mackinaw Island, MI – Cities vary on how much effort they put into their websites, apps, social media, and online presence.  Yet clearly the internet is important to residents and those wishing to do business.  How can […]

MML#2 – Cities Facing Increasing Lawsuits over Fees

September 17th 2016

MML#2 – Cities Facing Increasing Lawsuits over Fees (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 18, 2016) Mackinaw Island, MI – Class action lawsuits against municipalities are becoming more common, particularly those over water and sewer billing. Litigation attorney Soni Mithani, a Principal at Miller Canfield in Ann Arbor, took time to educate officials about these types of […]

Guest Blog: Getting Millennials Interested in Local Government

May 1st 2016

Guest Blog: Getting Millennials Interested in Local Government (Samantha Audia, Michigan Municipal League, May 1, 2016) While attending the League’s Capital Conference last month, I had the pleasure of sharing breakfast with local officials from Hazel Park, all of whom took a moment to update me on the new and exciting things happening this year […]