SaveMICity - Congressman Dan Kildee - Episode 8

September 11, 2018
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Host: Anthony Minghine, Deputy Executive Director & COO, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05)

Tony talks with Congressman Dan Kildee about his ideas for promoting a national agenda around strengthening communities. From the federal standpoint, we should plan for investment in communities and ensure less volatility as the economy goes through up and down cycles.

Review Deja vu - Wayne, 2017 CEA Finalist - Episode 9

September 6, 2018
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Host: Lisa Donovan, Communications Specialist/Editor, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Brian Ewanciw, Founder, Wayne Bicycle Club
Jamie McCloskey

Bicycling Means Business and Friendship in Wayne, Michigan was a finalist in Michigan Municipal League's 2017 Community Excellence Awards competition. Brian Ewanciw shares how the Wayne Bicycle Club got started and the benefits it has generated for participants and the city as a whole. Read more in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of The Review.

 

Review Deja vu - Cadillac, 2017 CEA Finalist - Episode 8

September 6, 2018
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Host: Lisa Donovan, Communications Specialist/Editor, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Carla Filkins, Mayor, Cadillac

The Plaza at Cadillac Commons was a finalist in Michigan Municipal League's 2017 Community Excellence Awards competition. Mayor Carla Filkins shares how the project got its start with the League's PlacePlans program and is now revitalizing a key area between downtown and the waterfront. Read more in the upcoming Nov/Dec 2018 issue of The Review.

Michigan Politics, Huh? - State Sen Wayne Schmidt - Episode 8

August 29, 2018
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Host: Matt Bach, Director of Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: State Senator Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City)

Matt Bach sits down with Sen. Wayne Schmidt in his hometown of Traverse City to talk about a variety of challenges facing Michigan communities, including affordable housing, road funding, and revenue sharing. Sen. Schmidt also gives some insight into how legislatiors are receiving the message of Michigan Municipal League's SaveMICity initiative. 

SaveMICity - C.S. Mott Foundation Supports SaveMICity - Episode 7

August 23, 2018
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Host: Anthony Minghine, Deputy Executive Director & COO, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Ridgway White, President, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Educating residents and business leaders will be key if we hope to see an improvment to Michigan's broken municipal finance system. The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation understandd that. On this episide, we are joined by Ridgway White, president of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, to hear why they have identified this issue as an area of focus and are supporting the SaveMICity effort.  

Economics of Place - Retrospective with Bill Mathewson - Episode 5

August 13, 2018
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Host: Dan Gilmartin, Executive Director & CEO, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Bill Mathewson, recently retired General Counsel, Michigan Municipal League

Review Deja vu - Solar Ypsi - Episode 7

July 30, 2018
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Host: Lisa Donovan, Communications Specialist / Editor, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Dave Strenski, Founder, Solar Ypsi

Dave Strenski, founder of SolarYpsi, has amped up Ypsilanti's sustainability. He and his volunteer team have turned the city into a "solar destination" where people can learn about solar power and tour various solar installations. Thanks to their efforts, Ypsilanti has earned many solar awards, including becoming the first city in Michigan to earn the SolSmart Gold award from the Solar Foundation. Learn more in the July/Aug 2018 issue of The Review.

Limelight - Deb Stuart, City of Mason - Episode 4

July 12, 2018
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Host: Emily Kieliszewski, Membership Engagement Specialist, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Deb Stuart, City Administrator, City of Mason

Deb Stuart was the recipient of the League’s 2018 Community Builder Award. She discusses her work with MEDC and the transition to municipal management, her advice for women in government, and the City of Mason’s unique characteristics that make it a desirable place for residents and businesses.

Michigan Politics, Huh? - League’s Lansing Lobbyists - Episode 7

June 28, 2018
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Host: Matt Bach, Communications Director, Michigan Municipal League

Guests: 

Michigan Municipal League lobbyist team: Chris Hackbarth, John LaMacchia, and Jennifer Rigterink

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.