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Future of Public Safety Webinar Series: Re-imagining How We Invest

Future of Public Safety Webinar Series: Re-imagining How We Invest

June 30, 2020

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

Guests:
Branden Snyder, Executive Director, Detroit Action
Monica Galloway, Council President, City of Flint

Join us for a discussion on the future of public safety. Recent events and protests have ignited discussions across the country on how local communities can rethink how they invest in public safety and re-imagine our perspective on what makes a “safe community.” Detroit Action’s Executive Director, Branden Snyder, unpacks the history and context of the movement to #DefundthePolice and discusses what alternative safety models are available for local governments. Also, learn how the City of Flint has taken steps to implement a Black Lives Matter citizen-led police review board and resolutions to prohibit biased crime reporting and to recognize racism as a public health crisis.  

 

 

Monday Morning Live - $325M in CARES Act funding; gravel mining, liquor licensing, summer tax bills, and more

Monday Morning Live - $325M in CARES Act funding; gravel mining, liquor licensing, summer tax bills, and more

June 30, 2020

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
Herasanna Richards, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League

Michigan is making $325 million in federal CARES Act funding available to municipalities! Join our legislative team to learn more about the funds and the short deadline to apply. We also covered updates on the gravel mining, liquor licensing, and summer tax bills, as well as the first episode in our race relations webinar series - The Future of Public Safety: Re-imagining How We Invest.

Navigating Michigan’s Work Share Program for Your Community

Navigating Michigan’s Work Share Program for Your Community

June 24, 2020

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

Guests:
Brandon Fournier, Partner, Shifman Fournier Law

Frank Peterson, City Manager, Muskegon

Michigan’s Work Share program allows employers to restart their business and bring employees back while still maintaining some unemployment benefits. Brandon Fournier of Shifman Fournier Law and Frank Peterson, City Manager of Muskegon, discuss how local governments can best implement the program in their community, the issues they have come across, best practices to follow, and labor considerations to think about before adopting the program.
Monday Morning Live - State Budget Director on budget negotiations, CARES Act funding, and more

Monday Morning Live - State Budget Director on budget negotiations, CARES Act funding, and more

June 23, 2020

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

Guests:
Chris Kolb, State Budget Director, State of Michigan
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

This week’s Monday Morning Live featured state Budget Director Chris Kolb discussing the recent budget negotiations, the next steps in spending CARES Act for Michigan’s communities and other issues. Our legislative team also covered an update on the state budget, high water funding, gravel mining & more

Stop Panicking and Start Acting: 5 Steps to Save Your Small Businesses and Rebuild Your Economy

Stop Panicking and Start Acting: 5 Steps to Save Your Small Businesses and Rebuild Your Economy

June 19, 2020

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

Guest: Ilana Preuss, Founder & CEO, Recast City LLC

Led by Ilana Preuss, Founder & CEO of Recast City LLC, this webinar focuses on local leadership and what we are willing to do to save the small businesses in our communities. What are we willing to do to rebuild our local economies, and how can we start now?
 
If we face reality, take action, and get our hands dirty--together--we can build stronger local economies than we had before.
 
Local leaders will take away from this discussion:

  • A clear understanding of all the economic pieces stacked against success before this crisis
  • Defined paths and frameworks to use moving forward to build a stronger local economy
  • How communities can purposefully support black owned businesses during the recovery
  • Concrete actions that require little to no budget to act on today
Monday Morning Live - League stmt on racial injustice, enhanced police training, RELIEF for Main Street Act & more

Monday Morning Live - League stmt on racial injustice, enhanced police training, RELIEF for Main Street Act & more

June 15, 2020

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

Guests:
Brenda F. Moore, President, Michigan Municipal League; Mayor Pro Tem, Saginaw
Dan Gilmartin, CEO & Executive Director, Michigan Municipal League
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

Join us for an informal discussion with the League's president, CEO, and legislative team on the League Board's statement regarding police brutality and racial injustice; bills proposing enhanced police training; RELIEF for Main Street Act; changes to liquor licensing; and more. 

 
Michigan Delegation Leads Efforts to Protect Main Street Businesses

Michigan Delegation Leads Efforts to Protect Main Street Businesses

June 10, 2020

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

Guests:
U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (MI-5)
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (MI-6)

The RELIEF for Main Street Act would build on what is already working across the country. The legislation creates a new $50 billion fund that would provide direct allocations to cities, counties and states to seed and scale small business local relief funds. The funds would provide funding to small  businesses with fewer than 20 employees, minority-owned businesses, small businesses in  low-income and rural communities, businesses outside the mainstream banking system, and tribal businesses. Hear from U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (MI-5); and U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (MI-6), co -sponsors of this bill, on the benefits it would have on main streets across Michigan.

Treasury Dept. COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

Treasury Dept. COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Local Governments

June 10, 2020

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

Guests:
Heather Frick, Bureau Director, Bureau of Local Government & School Services, Dept. of Treasury
Evah Cole, Division Administrator, Revenue Sharing & Grants Division, Dept. of Treasury
Darryl Hunter, Division Administrator, Tax & Employer Services, UIA
Peggy Nolde, Chairperson, State Tax Commission
Yukimo Everett, Administrative Manager, Tax & Employer Services, UIA
David Buick, State Division Administrator, Property Services Division, Dept. of Treasury
Howard Heideman, State Division Administrator, Tax Analysis Division, Dept. of Treasury
Steve Bieda, Tribunal Chair, Michigan Tax Tribunal

In partnership with the Michigan Municipal League, Michigan Townships Association and Michigan Association of Counties, the Michigan Department of Treasury presented the fourth joint webinar. Topics include updates on revenue sharing impacts, Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) programs, and a property tax update.  

Monday Morning Live - Social districts, summer property tax bills, state budget and more

Monday Morning Live - Social districts, summer property tax bills, state budget and more

June 9, 2020

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

Guests:
State Representative Michael Webber (R-Rochester Hills)
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

Join us as State Representative Michael Webber (R-Rochester Hills) discusses his bill to allow outdoor social districts to help bars and restaurants as they are reopening. Plus get the latest on proposed legislation re: summer property tax bills, the state budget, and more.

Now That the Stay at Home Order is Lifted, What Do Municipalities Need to Know?

Now That the Stay at Home Order is Lifted, What Do Municipalities Need to Know?

June 9, 2020

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

Guests:
Michael Blum, Attorney, Foster Swift
Laura Genovich, Attorney, Foster Swift
Anne Seurynck, Attorney, Foster Swift 

 
Join us as Michael Blum, Laura Genovich, and Anne Seurynck from Foster Swift law firm discuss the requirements of the latest Executive Orders and what those requirements mean to municipal governments. Other topics include Open Meetings Act requirements in light of the new Executive Order; frequently asked employment questions; and what municipal employers need to know when bringing employees back.