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SaveMICity - Revitalizing historic Hamtramck stadiums - Episode 18

SaveMICity - Revitalizing historic Hamtramck stadiums - Episode 18

January 15, 2020

Host:
Tony Minghine, Deputy Executive Director & COO, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Shanna Draheim, Director, Policy Research Labs, Michigan Municipal League
Kathy Angerer, City Manager, Hamtramck

Keyworth and Hamtramck stadiums have a storied history in the City of Hamtramck. Learn how the League has partnered with the City of Hamtramck, Hamtramck Public Schools, Detroit City Football Club, and others to leverage an $800,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to restore the stadiums and create a comprehensive recreation plan to serve the community, the schools, and the region.

Monday Morning Live - Bills moving forward, State of State, Policy Forums - Episode 20

Monday Morning Live - Bills moving forward, State of State, Policy Forums - Episode 20

January 9, 2020

Host:
Matt Bach, Director of Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Chris Hackbarth, Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
Shanna Draheim, Director, Policy Research Labs, Michigan Municipal League

On the first Monday Morning Live of 2020, we discussed some introduced bills that will move forward, the Governor's upcoming State of the State address, and the expectation that she will propose a new approach to road funding. We also talked about the League's Policy Forums on future city issues. View video on Facebook.

Michigan Politics, Huh? - State Rep. Donna Lasinski - Episode 22

Michigan Politics, Huh? - State Rep. Donna Lasinski - Episode 22

December 20, 2019

Host:
Matt Bach, Director of Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guest:
State Representative Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Twp.)

State Representative Donna Lasinski shared her insights on civility in local government in a session at the League's 2019 Convention in Detroit. Afterwards, she sat down for a conversation on her constructive approach to talking about communities' futures and how to get there. Very important topic in today's contentious political environment.

 

SaveMICity - Tim Dempsey, Public Sector Consultants, Revenue Sharing Report - Episode 17

SaveMICity - Tim Dempsey, Public Sector Consultants, Revenue Sharing Report - Episode 17

December 11, 2019

Host:
Tony Minghine, Deputy Executive Director & COO, Michigan Municipal League

Guest:
Tim Dempsey, Vice President, Public Sector Consultants

A new study and online database shows that Michigan cities on average have 12 percent less revenue today than they did 15 years ago. On this episode of SaveMICity, we delve into the reasons for the revenue sharing decline with Tim Dempsey of Public Sector Consultants, the organization that produced the report on behalf of the League. 

To view the study and online database, click here.

Monday Morning Live - State budget, historic tax credits, regional transit authorities - Episode 19

Monday Morning Live - State budget, historic tax credits, regional transit authorities - Episode 19

December 11, 2019

Host:
Matt Bach, Director of Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guest:
Chris Hackbarth, Director of State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League

On this week's Monday Morning Live, the League's Matt Bach sits down with Chris Hackbarth in a one-on-one conversation about the state budget deal tentatively reached between Governor Whitmer and the Legislature. We discuss what the budget means for cities and touch on other bills being worked on this week involving historic tax credits and regional transit authorities. We also run down our upcoming Newly Elected Officials training happening in Lansing on Dec. 11, Walker on Jan. 14, and Ann Arbor on Jan. 23. You can still register by clicking on the trainings that interest you in our events calendar here: http://www.mml.org/events/calendar.htm. This will be our last Monday Morning Live of the year. Our next one is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Jan. 6. 

Economics of Place - Rick Jacobs, CEO, Accelerator for America - Episode 14

Economics of Place - Rick Jacobs, CEO, Accelerator for America - Episode 14

December 4, 2019

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

Guest:
Rick Jacobs, CEO, Accelerator for America

After an engaging presentation at Michigan Municipal League's 2019 Convention in Detroit, Rick Jacobs sat down with Dan Gilmartin to expand on the work of Accelerator for America. Their mission is to find projects happening at the local level that they can scale and/or replicate to help communities deal with economic insecurity. They've put together a top-notch advisory council comprised of mayors, union leaders, CEOs, and NGO leaders to provide technical assistance and grants to bring about investment in transit and infrastructure. Accelerator for America is also intent on promoting economic development in Opportunity Zones. Learn more about Accelerator for America: https://www.acceleratorforamerica.com/

Monday Morning Live - Giving Tuesday, Revenue Snapshot, State Budget - Episode 18

Monday Morning Live - Giving Tuesday, Revenue Snapshot, State Budget - Episode 18

November 25, 2019

Host:
Matt Bach, Director of Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Emily Kieliszewski, Membership Engagement Specialist, Michigan Municipal League
Danielle Beard, Project Coordinator, Michigan Municipal League Foundation
Chris Hackbarth, Director of State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League

On this edition of Monday Morning Live, our team highlighted our Giving Tuesday campaign to support the 16/50 Project - an initiative to advance the number of women in top municipal management positions. For more information, click here. We also showcased the new report by Public Sector Consultants that chronicles the drastic loss of revenues for Michigan communities when comparing 2002 to 2017 data. To view the report and online lookup tool, click here. And lastly, we touched on the impasse between the Governor and legislature in finalizing the state budget. 

 

 

 

 

Monday Morning Live - Budget Updates, Transportation Reform, Giving Tuesday - Episode 17

Monday Morning Live - Budget Updates, Transportation Reform, Giving Tuesday - Episode 17

November 14, 2019

Host:
Matt Bach, Director of Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
John LaMacchia, Asst. Director of State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
Emily Kieliszewski, Membership Engagement Specialist, Michigan Municipal League

On this episode of Monday Morning Live, our team covered the latest on the state budget and transportation funding reform, the League Foundation's Giving Tuesday campaign to benefit the 16/50 Project, and much more. Tune in now.

Economics of Place - Dr. Cindy Frewen, FAIA, urban futurist and architect - Episode 13

Economics of Place - Dr. Cindy Frewen, FAIA, urban futurist and architect - Episode 13

November 13, 2019

Host:
Dan Gilmartin, CEO and Executive Director, Michigan Municipal League

Guest:
Dr. Cindy Frewen, FAIA, urban futurist and architect

In October 2019, Dr. Cindy Frewen was a speaker at the Michigan Municipal League's Policy Forum on the future of cities. Afterwards, she sat down with League CEO Dan Gilmartin to expand on the work she does to help cities prepare for the challenges and opportunities they'll face in the next 50-100 years. For more information on Dr. Frewen, click here.

 

Economics of Place - Bryan Barnett, Mayor, Rochester Hills - Episode 12

Economics of Place - Bryan Barnett, Mayor, Rochester Hills - Episode 12

November 7, 2019

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

Guest:
Bryan Barnett, Mayor, Rochester Hills; President, U.S. Conference of Mayors

Fresh off an inspiring presentation at the Michigan Municipal League's 2019 Convention in Detroit, Mayor Bryan Barnett sat down with League CEO Dan Gilmartin for an engaging conversation. They delved a little deeper into the unique opportunity local government leaders have to earn the trust of their constituents and effect change in their community. They also talked about Barnett's new role as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which is enabling him to see mayors in action across the country as well as showcase Rochester Hills and Detroit. Read our blog about Barnett's Convention presentation