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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

Monday Morning Live - Policy Forums, revenue sharing, state budget, marijuana deadline and more - Episode 16

Monday Morning Live - Policy Forums, revenue sharing, state budget, marijuana deadline and more - Episode 16

October 30, 2019

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

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

On this episode of Monday Morning Live, our team covered a whole host of topics including revenue sharing, housing summit, state budget, the Nov. 1 deadline for recreational marijuana, and the 2020 Census. We also discussed the League's new Policy Forum series, designed to help local government leaders discuss and prepare for a variety of challenges and opportunities they may face in the next decade.

Limelight - State Rep Padma Kuppa (D-Troy) - Episode 11

Limelight - State Rep Padma Kuppa (D-Troy) - Episode 11

October 30, 2019

Host:
Emily Kieliszewski, Membership Engagement Specialist, Michigan Municipal League

Guest:
State Rep. Padma Kuppa (D-Troy)

In our last episode, we heard from State Representative Mark Huizenga on how he successfully used his local government experience to run for statewide office – and win. In part two on the topic of using local government experience to run for state office, we welcome another perspective. State Representative Padma Kuppa, a former Chrysler engineer, is the first Indian-American woman and first Hindu to serve in the Michigan Legislature. She got involved in local government in many ways – including on the Troy Planning Commission. Representative Kuppa shares how she’s using her power to empower other immigrant voices, the value of social capital when running for state office, and her gratitude for the women who reached back with both hands to help her get a seat at the table – and how she’s now reaching back with both hands herself.  

Limelight - State Rep Mark Huizenga (R-74th District) - Episode 10

Limelight - State Rep Mark Huizenga (R-74th District) - Episode 10

October 24, 2019

Host:
Emily Kieliszewski, Membership Engagement Specialist, Michigan Municipal League

Guest:
State Representative Mark Huizenga (D-74th District)

For some local leaders, running for state office is the next logical step. But what's the difference? How can officials translate their local experience to a statewide race? What should those considering a run for higher office be thinking about and focusing on? We dive in on those questions and more with our guest, State Representative Mark Huizenga (D-74th District). Rep. Huizenga shares his path from planning commissioner to city commissioner to mayor of the City of Walker and how that led him all the way to his current seat.

Michigan Politics, Huh? - Under the Radar - We Love Where You Live - Episode 21

Michigan Politics, Huh? - Under the Radar - We Love Where You Live - Episode 21

October 16, 2019

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

Guests:
Tom Daldin, Producer, Under the Radar
Jim Edelman, Producer, Under the Radar

In a way, the Under the Radar TV show on PBS has a similar mission to the League. Producers Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman highlight all the cool people, places and things in Michigan. In essence, they're covering all the people who love where they live - which just happens to be the League's motto. Tune in and hear some of their adventures covering the things that make our state great.

Monday Morning Live - International placemaking, State budget, PFAS - Episode 15

Monday Morning Live - International placemaking, State budget, PFAS - Episode 15

October 16, 2019

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

Guests:
Dan Gilmartin, CEO & Executive Director, Michigan Municipal League
Chris Hackbarth, Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League

On this episode of Monday Morning Live, League CEO Dan Gilmartin shares some of his experiences at a recent placemaking conference in Denmark. We also cover the continuing state budget debate, PFAS, and upcoming League trainings on the 2020 Census, transportation funding, and crowdfunding.

SaveMICity - John Philo, lead counsel on Headlee lawsuit - Episode 16

SaveMICity - John Philo, lead counsel on Headlee lawsuit - Episode 16

October 11, 2019

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

Guest:
John Philo, Executive and Legal Director, Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice; Lead Counsel, Headlee lawsuit

In 2016, Taxpayers for Michigan Constitutional Government filed suit against the State of Michigan for violating the Michigan Constitution by not applying the Headlee amendment appropriately, leaving local governments struggling for revenue. John Philo, lead counsel on the Headlee lawsuit, discusses the case as it winds its way through the courts.

Monday Morning Live - Convention Recap and State Budget - Episode 14

Monday Morning Live - Convention Recap and State Budget - Episode 14

October 4, 2019

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

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

The League's recent Convention in Detroit was packed full of energy and excitement! On the flip side, the state budget is on anything but a smooth ride. Get the scoop on both topics on this episode of Monday Morning Live.