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Live with the League - COVID vaccine, legislature’s new session

Live with the League - COVID vaccine, legislature’s new session

January 13, 2021

Host: Matt Bach, Asst. Director, Strategic Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, president, Michigan State Medical Society
Brandon Fournier, partner, Fournier

On the first episode of Live with the League (formerly Monday Morning Live), we welcomed  two special guests with expertise in different aspects of the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, current president of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS), discusses the vaccine and people's concerns about its general safety and side effects. Attorney Brandon Fournier talks about best practices in approaching and encouraging vaccination among employees. Then our legislative team covers the recently concluded Lame Duck session in the Michigan legislature, our legislative priorities for 2021, the latest federal stimulus package, and more.

Jacqueline K. Noonan Receives Honorary Life Membership Award

Jacqueline K. Noonan Receives Honorary Life Membership Award

January 8, 2021

Michigan Municipal League is pleased to present Jacqueline K. Noonan, former mayor of Utica, with the Honorary Life Membership Award. Among Noonan's many accomplishments, she was the first female and longest serving mayor in Utica's history. She was also known as the "architect of Utica's rebirth."

Congratulations, Jacqueline!

Dr. Sheryl Mitchell Theriot Receives Community Builder Award

Dr. Sheryl Mitchell Theriot Receives Community Builder Award

December 16, 2020
Michigan Municipal League is pleased to honor Dr. Sheryl L. Mitchell Theriot, Lathrup Village city administrator, with the Community Builder Award. Among Dr. Mitchell Theriot's many accomplishments, she was the city manager for Albion, worked for the Detroit City Council for over a decade, and serves as president of the Women Officials Network Foundation.
Congratulations, Dr. Mitchell Theriot! 
 
To learn more about the MML's Community Builder Award http://www.mml.org/awards

View our other award winners here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD10nOddWHuaW0siRuWuvAw

Monday Morning Live - Small business grants, Lame Duck, Opening Meetings Act & more

Monday Morning Live - Small business grants, Lame Duck, Opening Meetings Act & more

December 15, 2020

Host: Matt Bach, Asst. Director of Strategic Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Chris Hackbarth, Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
John LaMacchia, Asst. Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
Jennifer Rigterink, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League
Herasanna Richards, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League

Our legislative team shared details of the Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative grants, which went live on Dec. 15. The Michigan Municipal League Foundation has been notified of its selection as the program administrator. The program will provide $10 million in grants to support small businesses disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and the recent DHHS epidemic orders. Our legislative team also covered the latest developments during Lame Duck, potential changes to the Open Meetings Act, the status of a new federal coronavirus stimulus package, and more.

Michigan Dept. of Treasury - COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments - Ninth Webinar

Michigan Dept. of Treasury - COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments - Ninth Webinar

December 9, 2020
In partnership with the Michigan Municipal League, Michigan Townships Association, and Michigan Association of Counties, the Michigan Department of Treasury presented the ninth joint webinar, “COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments.”  Topics include Economic Forecasting and an update from Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) on their Winter Strategies Resource Guide.
Monday Morning Live - Community Stabilization Plan, gravel mining, historic preservation tax credits

Monday Morning Live - Community Stabilization Plan, gravel mining, historic preservation tax credits

December 8, 2020

Host: Matt Bach, Asst. Director of Strategic Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Chris Hackbarth, Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
John LaMacchia, Asst. Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
Jennifer Rigterink, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League
Herasanna Richards, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League

On this episode of Monday Morning Live, our legislative team covers the latest on Lame Duck activity in the state Legislature, including the Michigan Municipal League's Community Stabilization Plan, gravel mining, historic preservation tax credits and more,

Bobby J. Hopewell Receives Guido Leadership and Public Service Award

Bobby J. Hopewell Receives Guido Leadership and Public Service Award

December 1, 2020

Michigan Municipal League is pleased to honor Bobby J. Hopewell with the 2020 Michael A. Guido Leadership and Public Service Award. Among Hopewell's many accomplishments, he was the longest serving mayor in the history of Kalamazoo and co-founded the Kalamazoo Foundation for Excellence. Congratulations, Bobby! Learn more about the Michael A. Guido Leadership and Public Service Award here: http://www.mml.org/awards

Monday Morning Live - Community Stabilization Plan

Monday Morning Live - Community Stabilization Plan

December 1, 2020

Host: Matt Bach, Asst. Director of Strategic Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Chris Hackbarth, Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
John LaMacchia, Asst. Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
Jennifer Rigterink, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League
Herasanna Richards, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League

On Nov. 30, the Michigan Municipal League held a video news conference to urge state lawmakers to adopt a Community Stabilization Plan that addresses the dire fiscal situation facing Michigan communities across the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We followed that with a discussion on Monday Monday Morning LIve on what that plan means for municipalities.

New Pandemic Order: What it Means for Your Community

New Pandemic Order: What it Means for Your Community

November 20, 2020

Host: Emily Kieliszewsi, Member Programs Lead, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Kamil Robakiewicz, Principal, Miller Canfield Law Firm
Nhan Ho, Associate, Miller Canfield Law Firm

Michigan is under a new three-week epidemic order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and announced recently by Governor Whitmer. The order has multiple parts, which legal experts from the Miller Canfield law firm break down for our members.

Winter Strategies COVID-19 Response: For Downtowns & Business Districts

Winter Strategies COVID-19 Response: For Downtowns & Business Districts

November 18, 2020

Host: Emily Kieliszewski, Member Programs Lead, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Joe Frost, Main Street Specialist
Leigh Young, Main Street Specialist

With winter rolling in and COVID-19 health concerns continuing, our main street businesses will be under even more pressure. Communities need new tools for keeping main street functioning through the cold months. In this webinar, you'll learn about the Michigan Main Street Center's new Winter Strategies guide, which is full of short-term tactics and longer-term strategies.

 

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