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ServeMICity: Technical Assistance Office Hours

ServeMICity: Technical Assistance Office Hours

June 3, 2020

Host: Shanna Draheim, Director, Policy Research Labs, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Tim Dempsey, Vice President, Public Sector Consultants
Julie Durham, Senior Consultant, Public Sector Consultants

In this webinar, we answered questions about navigating the COVID-19 funding landscape as it applies to Michigan communities. We also discussed how the Michigan Municipal League's new ServeMICity initiative may help with direct technical assistance.

Monday Morning Live - Federal funding for municipalities, summer tax bills, outdoor liquor licensing, and more

Monday Morning Live - Federal funding for municipalities, summer tax bills, outdoor liquor licensing, and more

June 2, 2020

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

On this episode of Monday Morning Live, our legislative team discussed the latest on federal funding for municipalities; proposed legislation that would essentially allow summer property tax bills to be deferred due to COVID-19; proposed legislation regarding liquor licensing for outdoor services; and more.
 
Monday Morning Live - HEROES Act, New Executive Orders, Revenue Estimating Conf

Monday Morning Live - HEROES Act, New Executive Orders, Revenue Estimating Conf

May 22, 2020

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

Guests:
Dan Gilmartin, CEO & Executive Director, Michigan Municipal League
Brenda F. Moore, President, Michigan Municipal League, and Mayor Pro Tem, Saginaw
Bryan Barnett, Mayor, Rochester Hills and President. U.S. Conference of Mayor
Ed Klobucher, city Manager, Hazel Park

On this edition of Monday Morning Live, League CEO Dan Gilmartin and local government leaders - Brenda F. Moore, Bryan Barnett, and Ed Klobucher - discuss the benefits of the HEROES Act for municipal governments. Our legislative team discusses the Governor's recent press conference announcements, Michigan's Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference, and more. 

Launching Michigan Municipal League’s ServeMICity Initiative

Launching Michigan Municipal League’s ServeMICity Initiative

May 20, 2020

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

Guests:
Dan Gilmartin, CEO & Executive Director, Michigan Municipal League
Shanna Draheim, Director, Policy Research Labs, Michigan Municipal League
Tim Dempsey, Vice President, Public Sector Consultants

In this webinar, we launched Michigan Municipal League's new ServeMICity Initiative, designed to support our members during these unprecedented times. The program will start with a free technical assistance initiative that helps members draw down federal dollars due to the COVID-19 crisis. For more information on the program, please contact the League's Shanna Draheim.

What Has Changed with the Re-Opening of Northern Michigan?

What Has Changed with the Re-Opening of Northern Michigan?

May 20, 2020
Host: Emily Kieliszewski, Member Programs Lead, Michigan Municipal League
 

Guests:
James F. Scales, Attorney, Mika Meyers
Michael Huff, Attorney, Mika Meyers

Governor Whitmer issued new executive orders on May 18 relaxing some of the prohibitions in Northern Michigan. In this webinar, Attorneys James Scales and Michael Huff of Mika Meyers discuss what has changed in EO 2020-91 and 2020-92 and review these new developments and what they could mean for the reopening of the rest of Michigan cities.

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

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

May 19, 2020
The Michigan Department of Treasury presented this webinar in partnership with the Michigan Municipal League, Michigan Townships Association and Michigan Association of Counties. Topics include an update after the state of Michigan’s May Michigan Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference, an update from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) on project timelines and financing and best practices around local government cash and debt management. 
 
A fourth webinar is tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 8. Additional information and registration details about this June webinar will be sent in the coming weeks.
 
The state Treasury Department has developed a website with numbered letters, communications and resources regarding COVID-19 information for local governments and school districts. This website was created to ensure that Michigan communities have access to the most up-to-date guidance and will be updated frequently with information and resources as they become available.
Supporting Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Supporting Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak

May 15, 2020
Host: Emily Kieliszewski, Membership Engagement Specialist, Michigan Municipal League
 
Guest: Dr. Debra Pinals, Medical Director for Behavioral Health and Forensic Programs, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
 
During this global health pandemic, local government leaders are on the front lines providing leadership to communities, often while dealing with the crisis in their own homes. This session shares valuable guidance on how leaders can cope with extreme personal and professional stressors and adjust to changes in how we all connect and work. This webinar also includes action-oriented tools for leaders to bolster commitment and efforts to support employee mental health at this time.
Monday Morning Live - NLC’s Cities Are Essential, Extended Stay at Home & More

Monday Morning Live - NLC’s Cities Are Essential, Extended Stay at Home & More

May 12, 2020

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

Guests:
Irma Esparza Diggs, Senior Executive and Director, Federal Advocacy, National League of Cities
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

On this episode of Monday Morning Live, we are joined by special guest Irma Esparza Diggs of the National League of Cities. Diggs and League CEO Dan Gilmartin introduced NLC’s new Cities are Essential campaign to fight for $500 billion in direct financial aid to communities. Then our legislative team discussed the new stay at home executive order, the Governor's six phase MI Safe Start Plan and more. 

Monday Morning Live - Treasury webinar, Sen. Stamas meeting with League members & more

Monday Morning Live - Treasury webinar, Sen. Stamas meeting with League members & more

May 8, 2020

Host: Matt Bach, Director, Communications

Guests:
Chris Hackbarth, Director, State & Federal Affairs John LaMacchia, Assistant Director, State & Federal Affairs Jennifer Rigterink, Legislative Associate, State & Federal Affairs Herasanna Richards, Legislative Associate, State & Federal Affairs

On this Thursday edition of Monday Morning Live, our legislative team covered today's opening of the construction industry, our recent Michigan Department of Treasury webinar, legislative updates, Senator Stamas' meeting with some League members, and more.

 

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

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

May 5, 2020

The Michigan Department of Treasury presented this webinar in partnership with the Michigan Municipal League, Michigan Townships Association, and the Michigan Association of Counties. Topics include Michigan economic forecasting, FEMA update, State budget process, and local government budgeting and projections.