Michigan Politics, Huh? - Kyle Melinn, MIRS Newsletter - Episode 6

June 20, 2018
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Host: Matt Bach, Director of Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Kyle Melinn, Editor, Vice President, and Co-owner, MIRS Newsletter

So just what is MIRS Newsletter? Hint, it’s not the state’s retirement agency (that would be MERS with an E, not MIRS with an I). The League’s Matt Bach sits down with Kyle Melinn, editor, vice president and co-owner of MIRS, and Kyle explains what MIRS is all about. We also talk about what it’s like to cover Lansing politics and the changing role of the media.

Review Deja vu - Marci Scalera, Opioid Crisis - Episode 6

June 13, 2018
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Host: Lisa Donovan, Communications Specialist/Editor, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Marci Scalera, Director of Clinical and SUD Services, Community Mental Health Partnership of Southeast Michigan

Families, communities, and local governments are falling victim to the opioid crisis in America. Guest Marci Scalera advocates for a multi-faceted approach to dealing with this crisis: prevention, treatment, and stopping drug trafficking. Hear how some Michigan communities are tackling the problem. 

And read Scalera's complete article in the March/April 2018 issue of The Review.

SaveMICity - OPEB/pension reforms and complexities of PA 202 - Episode 6

June 7, 2018
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Host: Anthony Minghine, Deputy Executive Director and COO, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Brandon Fournier, Partner, Shifman Law

Anthony Minghine talks with Brandon Fournier, a leader in labor and OPEB issues, about the complexities of reforming municipalities' obligations and funding regarding pensions and OPEB for retired employees.  Recent reform efforts have resulted in PA 202, which contains a variety of reporting and corrective action plans that communities are trying to understand and implement.

 

Economics of Place - Melanie Piana, Ferndale Councilmember - Episode 4

May 30, 2018
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Host: Dan Gilmartin, CEO & Executive Director, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Melanie Piana, Ferndale Councilmember; Vice President, Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees

Limelight - Muskegon Wins Strongest Town Contest 2018 - Episode 3

May 23, 2018
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Host: Emily Kieliszewski, Membership Engagement Specialist, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Frank Peterson, City Manager, Muskegon

Michigan Politics, Huh? - Lansing politics reporters - Episode 5

May 16, 2018
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Host: Matt Bach, Director of Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:

Emily Lawler, Politics Reporter, Mlive

Jonathan Oosting, Politics Reporter, Detroit News

 

Review Deja vu - Spring Lake Village/Twp Collaboration - Episode 5

May 8, 2018
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Host: Lisa Donovan, Communications Specialist/Editor, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:

Christine Burns, Village Manager, Spring Lake Village; board member, Michigan Municipal League

Gordon Gallagher, Township Manager, Spring Lake Township

SaveMICity - Headlee/Prop A Lawsuit Expanded Discussion - Episode 5

May 4, 2018
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Hose: Tony Minghine, Deputy Executive Director & COO, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:

Steve Duchane, Founder, Taxpayers for Michigan Constitutional Government

John Mogk, Co-founder, Taxpayers for Michigan Constitutional Government and Law Professor, Wayne State University

Bill Mathewson, General Counsel, Michigan Municipal League

Limelight - Kimberley Sims, Muskegon Heights Mayor - Episode 2

April 25, 2018
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Host: Emily Kieliszewski, Membership Engagement Specialist, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Kimberley Sims, Muskegon Heights Mayor and Michigan Municipal League Board member

 

Review Deja vu - Karen Majewski, Life Membership Award Winner - Episode 4

April 23, 2018
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Host: Lisa Donovan, Communications Specialist/Editor, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Karen Majewski, Hamtramck mayor and past president of Michigan Municipal League