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Live with the League - Short-Term Rentals, Gravel Mining Pre-emption, Police Reform - June 14, 2021

Live with the League - Short-Term Rentals, Gravel Mining Pre-emption, Police Reform - June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

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

On this episode hear the latest on the short-term rental and gravel mining pre-emption efforts, as well as a new package of bills on police reform.

Short-term rentals press conference - June 14, 2021

Short-term rentals press conference - June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

Learn more about current state legislation that aims to restrict the power of our local communities and citizens to make decisions on short-term rentals. The League's Dan Gilmartin will be joined by guests including property owners, and local leaders to discuss the negative impact of these bills, resolutions and what you can do to keep local power local.

Live with the League - Short-term rentals, American Rescue Plan, and CEA Awards - June 1, 2021

Live with the League - Short-term rentals, American Rescue Plan, and CEA Awards - June 1, 2021

June 2, 2021

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

Special TUESDAY edition of Live with the League where we will discuss the hot topic of short-term rentals with bills pending in the state Legislature. Learn what you can do to help save our neighborhoods from being overrun with these vacation rentals. We also will cover the latest on recently-released American Rescue Plan guidance for small communities/non-entitlement communities, newly proposed MIOSHA COVID-19 emergency workplace rules and how online voting is getting underway for the MML’s Community Excellence Award competition. Vote until June 15 for your favorite project at http://cea.mml.org/.

Stop big government from taking away local control - May 24, 2021

Stop big government from taking away local control - May 24, 2021

May 24, 2021

Stop big government from taking away local control from your communities!

Listen to the MML's virtual news conference about our opposition to the short-term rental bills pending in the state Legislature. https://bit.ly/3fzA8I9

Send a letter opposed to the bills using our Action Center! https://bit.ly/2T1cufW

Contact your state lawmakers today and tell them to oppose HB 4722 and SB 446.

Go to https://blogs.mml.org/wp/inside208/ for details.

Michigan’s Lead and Copper Rule: Making Hard-to-Understand Issues Understandable

Michigan’s Lead and Copper Rule: Making Hard-to-Understand Issues Understandable

May 21, 2021

Presenters:
Rich Donley, President, Mort Crim Communications, Inc.
Michelle Franzen Martin, Account Director, Mort Crim Communications, Inc.

With:
Tiffany Jones and Bryan Peckinpaugh, Detroit Water & Sewerage Department
Trisha Bruzek, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Office

Michigan’s revised Lead and Copper Rule has renewed public interest in the dangers of lead -- and with it, it has raised questions from residents about water safety, lead line replacement and test results. But making a complicated issue such as the Lead and Copper Rule understandable requires proactive messaging and a solid communications plan. Michelle Franzen Martin and Rich Donley of Mort Crim Communications Inc. (MCCI), with their partners from the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department and Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Office, will provide you with the steps necessary for communicating complicated issues to residents -- and, most importantly, making sure you use clear, consistent messaging to make sure they understand.

Live with the League - American Rescue Plan guidelines & Mike Wallace from NLC - May 17, 2021

Live with the League - American Rescue Plan guidelines & Mike Wallace from NLC - May 17, 2021

May 17, 2021

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

Join Live with the League and special guest, Michael Wallace from the National League of Cities!
 
This special edition of Live with the League will cover the American Rescue Plan guidelines. Check out our blog on the ARP
http://blogs.mml.org/wp/inside208
Live with the League - Rick Haglund, state budget, short-term rentals & more - May 3, 2021

Live with the League - Rick Haglund, state budget, short-term rentals & more - May 3, 2021

May 4, 2021

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

Thank you to our special guest - long-time journalist Rick Haglund - for joining us on Live with the League 5/3/2021 to talk about the recent issue of our MML Review magazine. The May-June issue of our magazine gets sent out this week and focuses on all the work of our communities in emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. We also discussed with our Lansing team the state budget, a new bill promoting community solar, and a bill we're opposing about short-term rentals. In addition, we answered your questions about the latest on the American Rescue Plan.

Creating Equity Through Opportunity: CEO Workforce Development

Creating Equity Through Opportunity: CEO Workforce Development

May 3, 2021

Presenters:
Ashley Blake, Regional Director, Mid-West, Center for Employment Opportunities
Pamela Lachman, Director, Strategic State Initiatives, Center for Employment Opportunities
Michelle Rafferty, Chief Strategy & Operating Officer, Detroit at Work

Equity in our community relies on access to opportunity. Too often, our justice-involved neighbors experience immediate barriers to employment, housing, and the resources to assist them as they transition to a stable, safe, and consistent lifestyle. Leading the way for over four decades in employment-centered reentry is the Center for Employment Opportunities.

CEO partners with localities to help the government meet its labor needs while increasing employment opportunities for individuals returning from incarceration to the community. This brings a two-fold economic and public safety impact - increasing employment prospects and reducing recidivism.

Join the Michigan Municipal League for a conversation with the Center for Employment Opportunities on how their partnership assists those with the most significant barriers to employment and the highest risk of returning to the criminal justice system. You'll learn how CEO's program helps participants reduce their likelihood of returning to jail and prison, successfully reconnecting them to the workforce and community. Also, you'll hear from the City of Detroit on how the partnership has supported the city's needs and created meaningful employment and value for residents across Wayne County.

State of Wellbeing in Michigan

State of Wellbeing in Michigan

April 27, 2021

Host:
Shanna Draheim, Director, Policy Research Labs

Over the last month, our colleagues at The Wellbeing Lab headed out into the state of Michigan to measure the wellbeing of 1,500 people representative of Michiganders.
They asked the question, “How are we doing?” and delved into how people were boosting their levels of thriving and reducing their levels of struggle at this time. The survey data shows valuable forms of wellbeing support that their families and community had been providing and what actions their workplaces and bosses were taking that were having a positive impact.

The Wellbeing Lab will give highlights of the report. Discover the roles that struggle, psychological safety, families, allyship and vaccinations have played in helping people care for their wellbeing, and the practices you can implement in your own community. And we will discuss ways of intelligently applying these findings as a network.

Bridge Builders Mainstreet Microgrants Webinar - MML Foundation - April 23, 2021

Bridge Builders Mainstreet Microgrants Webinar - MML Foundation - April 23, 2021

April 23, 2021

Presenters:
Danielle Beard, Associate Program Officer, Michigan Municipal League Foundation
Helen D. Johnson, President, Michigan Municipal League Foundation

 

This webinar will provide details on how to apply for the Michigan Municipal League Foundation’s Bridge Builders Main Street Microgrants. Details on eligibility, timeline, and process will be provided. Time for questions and answers will take place at the end of the session.

In 2020 the MML Foundation launched the Bridge Builder microgrants to support innovative work that intentionally & creatively brings people together, while socially distant, and repairs broken relationships in the community.

In 2021, the program will offer two categories for funding:
1) The Neighborhood Microgrants will offer ten $500 grants across the state.
2) The Main Streets Microgrants will offer grants of $5,000 in four pilot communities in eligible regions (1 per region). These grants have been generously funded by the DTE Energy Foundation.

The Bridge Builders Project began with a pilot in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The microgrant program launched was intended to encourage the acts of creativity, selflessness, and connection that we were seeing in Michigan in response to the isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, we have an opportunity to re-emerge from the pandemic as co-creators of the future we want to see. We invite Michigan residents to imagine a future for their communities where trust and belonging thrive, individuals’ well-being is valued, and diversity and culture are celebrated community assets.

 

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