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New Pandemic Order: What it Means for Your Community

New Pandemic Order: What it Means for Your Community

November 20, 2020

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

Guests:
Kamil Robakiewicz, Principal, Miller Canfield Law Firm
Nhan Ho, Associate, Miller Canfield Law Firm

Michigan is under a new three-week epidemic order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and announced recently by Governor Whitmer. The order has multiple parts, which legal experts from the Miller Canfield law firm break down for our members.

Winter Strategies COVID-19 Response: For Downtowns & Business Districts

Winter Strategies COVID-19 Response: For Downtowns & Business Districts

November 18, 2020

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

Guests:
Joe Frost, Main Street Specialist
Leigh Young, Main Street Specialist

With winter rolling in and COVID-19 health concerns continuing, our main street businesses will be under even more pressure. Communities need new tools for keeping main street functioning through the cold months. In this webinar, you'll learn about the Michigan Main Street Center's new Winter Strategies guide, which is full of short-term tactics and longer-term strategies.

 

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

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

November 11, 2020

Speakers:
Heather Frick, Bureau of Local Government and School Services, Michigan Department of Treasury
Penny Burger, Grants and Financial Management Section Manager, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, Michigan State Police
Eric Bussis, Chief Economist and Director of the Office of Revenue and Tax Analysis, Michigan Department of Treasury
Kyle Jen, Chief Deputy Director, Michigan State Budget Office

This webinar covers updates on FEMA, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) programs, and the State of Michigan budget.

Monday Morning Live - Election results and Lame Duck priorities

Monday Morning Live - Election results and Lame Duck priorities

November 11, 2020

Host: Matt Bach, Assistant Director of Strategic 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, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League

On this episode of Monday Morning Live, our legislative team covered the latest on election results. They also delved into our Lame Duck priorities - municipal finance reform, short-term rentals, and gravel mining.

 

 

Monday Morning Live - 2020 Census. legislative actions to replace COVID-19 Executive Orders, and more

Monday Morning Live - 2020 Census. legislative actions to replace COVID-19 Executive Orders, and more

October 29, 2020

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

Guests:
Kelly Warren, Director of Membership & Affiliate Engagement, Michigan Municipal League
Chris Hackbarth, Director of State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
John LaMacchia, Asst. Director of State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
Jennifer Rigterink, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League

Hear the latest on the success of the 2020 Census, legislative actions to replace COVID-19 Executive Orders, Lame Duck schedule in the Michigan legislature, and more.

Monday Morning Live - Governor Signs Open Meetings Act Bill

Monday Morning Live - Governor Signs Open Meetings Act Bill

October 20, 2020

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

Guests:
Michigan Senator Lana Theis, 22nd District
Chris Johnson, General Counsel, Michigan Municipal League
Jennifer Rigterink, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League

On Oct. 16, Governor Whitmer signed legislation that will allow local governments to continue to meet virtually during this pandemic. In this podcast, we discuss these changes and what they mean for communities.

Jim Sinclair Exceptional Service Award Winner - Mayor Deb Doyle

Jim Sinclair Exceptional Service Award Winner - Mayor Deb Doyle

October 15, 2020

Host: Matt Bach, Assistant Director, Strategic Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Mayor Deb Doyle, Durand

Mayor Deb Doyle has been an active supporter of the Michigan Municipal League for many years. She has held a variety of positions, including president of the League Board of Trustees. This year, she is being honored for her service with the League's Jim Sinclair Exceptional Service Award.

Monday Morning Live - Supreme Court opinion on emergency powers, Open Meetings Act bill, and more

Monday Morning Live - Supreme Court opinion on emergency powers, Open Meetings Act bill, and more

October 14, 2020
Host: Matt Bach, Director of Communications, Michigan Municipal League
 
Guests:
Jeffrey Aronoff, Principal, Miller Canfield
Chris Hackbarth. Director of State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
Jennifer Rigterink, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal league
 
We're excited to announce that Senate Bill 1108 - which amends the Opening Meetings Act - has been passed by the Senate and is on its way to the governor for signature! This is great news for Michigan communities. Some of the bill's provisions include:
 
  • Retroactive application to March 18, 2020 to cover virtual meetings that have taken place since then
  • Continuation of virtual meetings for any circumstances through Dec. 31, 2020
 
On this week's Monday Morning Live, our team discussed SB 1108 before it was amended and passed. We also covered a variety of other current topics, including the upcoming lame duck session, gravel mining, and CARES Act funding.
Legislator of the Year - State Senator Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield)

Legislator of the Year - State Senator Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield)

September 24, 2020

State Senator Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) was named Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Municipal League recently. He talks about what getting the award means to him and about his work serving Michigan’s residents and communities.

Legislator of the Year - State Representative Gary Howell (R-North Branch)

Legislator of the Year - State Representative Gary Howell (R-North Branch)

September 16, 2020

Michigan Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch, was named Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Municipal League recently. He talks about what getting the award means to him and about his work serving Michigan’s residents and communities.

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