Veterans from Out of State Can Soon Buy Drinks at Veteran’s Clubs

  Veterans from Out of State Can Soon Buy Drinks at Veteran’s Clubs (Michigan Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, April 6, 2018) Lansing, MI   -Under legislation supported by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) – and signed yesterday by Governor Snyder – state law has been updated to allow certain private membership clubs…

Veterans from Out of State Can Soon Buy Drinks at Veteran’s Clubs

  Veterans from Out of State Can Soon Buy Drinks at Veteran’s Clubs (Michigan Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, April 6, 2018) Lansing, MI   -Under legislation supported by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) – and signed yesterday by Governor Snyder – state law has been updated to allow certain private membership clubs…

MML #2: Health & Cost Considerations in Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Changes

  MML #2: Health & Cost Considerations in Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Changes (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2018) Lansing, MI – In response to the Flint water crisis, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is revising the lead and copper rule that determines the levels of permissible contamination.  The rule, which has not…

Ferndale Councilperson Melanie Piana Awarded Fellowship at Harvard

Ferndale Councilperson Melanie Piana Awarded Fellowship at Harvard Ferndale, Detroit, MI – Scott Benson, Detroit City Councilmember, and Melanie Piana, Ferndale City Councilmember, have been named Taubman Fellows and will attend the prestigious program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University this summer. Administered through SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of…

MML#1: Having Civil Discussions on Local Topics

MML#1: Having Civil Discussions on Local Topics (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 27, 2018) Lansing, MI- “Some conversations you know you’re just going to leave those conversations feeling drained,” said State Representative Donna Lasinski as she led a discussion on “Public Engagement and Civility in Local Government” at the Michigan Municipal League Capital Conference March 21. …

MML#1: Having Civil Discussions on Local Topics

MML#1: Having Civil Discussions on Local Topics (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 27, 2018) Lansing, MI- “Some conversations you know you’re just going to leave those conversations feeling drained,” said State Representative Donna Lasinski as she led a discussion on “Public Engagement and Civility in Local Government” at the Michigan Municipal League Capital Conference March 21. …

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

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#3 – Officials Learn the Basics of Planning and Zoning

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

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 #2 – Communities Explore Methods of Intergovernmental Cooperation

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…