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Monday Morning Live - State budget, short term rentals, Community Excellence Award - Episode 4

Monday Morning Live - State budget, short term rentals, Community Excellence Award - Episode 4

May 15, 2019

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

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

On this episode of Monday Morning Live, we encouraged members to submit entries for this year's Community Excellence Award competition. We congratulated the League's Herasanna Richards for being named to Crain's 20 in Their 20s list. Then we launched into a discussion on the status of the state budget and the recent short-term rental hearing before the House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee. We also covered some of the events planned for Infrastructure Week, May 13-17, including the Midwestern Summit at which League CEO Dan Gilmartin was a featured speaker. 

 

 

 

Economics of Place - Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer, National Institute for Civil Discourse - Episode 10

Economics of Place - Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer, National Institute for Civil Discourse - Episode 10

May 10, 2019

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

Guest:
Dr. Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer, Executive Director, National Institute for Civil Discourse

At the Michigan Municipal League's 2019 Capital Conference, Dr. Lukensmeyer was a featured speaker on civil discourse, presenting strategies for tough conversations with community members, councilmembers, and legislators. In this podcast, Dan Gilmartin sits down with Dr. Lukensmeyer to delve a little deeper into navigating the uncertainty of the current political climate. 

Monday Morning Live - New associate, state budget, roads, short-term rentals - Episode 3

Monday Morning Live - New associate, state budget, roads, short-term rentals - Episode 3

May 2, 2019

Host:
Matt Bach, Director of 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 week's Monday Morning Live, we introduced the world to our new legislative associate, Herasanna Richards. We're excited to have her on our team! We discussed the latest on the state budget and road funding, and encouraged our members to oppose HB 4046, the short-term rental bill that aims to preempt local zoning authority. To round out this episode, we shared some of the League's recent activities in support of our members. 

 

Michigan Politics, Huh? - Sen Jim Stamas & Rep. Jim Lilly - Episode 17

Michigan Politics, Huh? - Sen Jim Stamas & Rep. Jim Lilly - Episode 17

April 24, 2019

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

Guests:
State Sen. Jim Stamas (R-Midland)
State Rep. Jim Lilly (R-Macatawa)

State Sen. Jim Stamas (R-Midland) and State Rep. Jim Lilly (R-Macatawa) were honored with Michigan Municipal League's 2019 Legislators of the Year Award at Capital Conference. On this episode, they talked about the key legislation they've worked on with the League and the value of placemaking in Michigan communities. 

SaveMICity - Lynn Markland, Mich Municipal Exec Pres - Episode 11

SaveMICity - Lynn Markland, Mich Municipal Exec Pres - Episode 11

April 17, 2019

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

Guest: Lynn Markland, Michigan Municipal Executives President and Fenton City Manager

If you visit Fenton, Michigan, you may see a community that seems to be doing pretty well. There are new buildings and businesses downtown and its many restaurants are packed pretty much on any given evening. But Fenton is like any other Michigan community in that just below the surface it’s struggling. Years of disinvestment by the state into Michigan communities has taken its toll on every Michigan community, including Fenton. Fenton City Manager Lynn Markland sits down with the League’s Anthony Minghine to give the “in the trenches” perspective about Michigan’s broken system for funding its communities. Markland is a big supporter of the League’s SaveMICity initiative – so much that the topic of the broken system was recently covered in-depth in Fenton’s local newspaper. Minghine and Markland talk about that and how Markland recently became the 2019 president of the Michigan Municipal Executives. It’s a great conversation and definitely worth your time.

Monday Morning Live - Sancturary city bills, road funding - Episode 2

Monday Morning Live - Sancturary city bills, road funding - Episode 2

April 17, 2019

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

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

On this week's Monday Morning Live, the discussion centered around the new sanctuary city bills currently under consideration in the legislature. We also covered the current status of the Governor's road funding proposal and the potential Republic response, as well as the PPT exemption for broadband.

Limelight - Human Trafficking - Episode 7

Limelight - Human Trafficking - Episode 7

April 8, 2019

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

Guests:
Kelly Breen, Councilmember, Novi
Theresa Rich, Councilmember, Farmington Hills

Human trafficking is real and it's happening in Michigan, perhaps even right in front of you. According to state statistics, it is the second largest criminal enterprise in Michigan – eclipsed only by drugs. On this episode of Limelight, Councilmembers Kelly Breen (Novi) and Theresa Rich (Farmington Hills) discuss their efforts to start the conversation at the local government level. That's important because our communities are where the activity actually happens. To learn more, listeners are welcome to attend the Human Trafficking and Our Community Town Hall at the Novi Civic Center on Thursday, April 11. 

 

 

Monday Morning Live - Recreational Marijuana, new TIF law - Episode 1

Monday Morning Live - Recreational Marijuana, new TIF law - Episode 1

April 3, 2019

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

Guests:
Christopher Johnson, General Counsel, Michigan Municipal League
Jennifer Rigterink, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League

On this first podcast of our popular Monday Morning Live broadcast on Facebook Live, our guests share insights on the status of recreational marijuana in Michigan, the new TIF law, and showcase some of the award winners from our recent Capital Conference.

Economics of Place - Jennifer Nichols, FrameWorks Institute - Episode 9

Economics of Place - Jennifer Nichols, FrameWorks Institute - Episode 9

April 2, 2019

Hosts:
Dan Gilmartin, CEO & Executive Director, Michigan Municipal League
Melanie Piana, President, Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees; Councilmember, Ferndale

Guest:
Jennifer Nichols, Assistant Director of Research Interpretation and Application, FrameWorks Institute

Jennifer Nichols was a main stage presenter at the Michigan Municipal League's 2019 Capital Conference. Following her presentation, she sat down with Dan Gilmartin and Melanie Piana to recap some of the messaging insights she has learned over the years. In a nut shell, culture shapes the way we all think about the world and can cause some messages to be misinterpreted. Nichols works with all types of organizations to help them frame messaging that fills in the blanks and encourages people to think more deeply about issues.

Michigan Politics, Huh? - Recreational Marijuana - Episode 16

Michigan Politics, Huh? - Recreational Marijuana - Episode 16

March 27, 2019

Host: Matt Bach, Communications Director, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:

Andrew Brisbo, Director, Bureau of Marijuana Regulation, Michigan Dept. of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs

Jennifer Rigterink, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League

Michigan Municipal League’s Matt Bach and Jennifer Rigterink sit down with Andrew Brisbo, who is the head of Michigan’s recreational marijuana bureau through LARA. We discuss the efforts of his office to regulate the industry approved by voters in November. Will they be ready to start licensing recreational marijuana businesses by the December deadline? Tune in to find out and get other answers related to the new law and Michigan’s communities.