• Apr 18

    2024 April MCP Webinar: Overlay Zones for the Lay Planner

    April 18, 2024 6:30PM – 7:30PM Zoom

    This webinar series is designed to offer continuing education for Master Citizen Planners in a convenient online opportunity and is open to all planning and zoning officials.

  • Apr 22

    Fiscally Ready Communities: Capital Asset Management and Planning

    April 22, 2024 3:00PM – 4:30PM

    This session will cover the basics of a Capital Improvement Program (CIP) - best practices, and give participants a chance to share techniques that have worked for their community.

  • Apr 23

    Building a Foundation for Attainable Housing

    April 23, 2024 10:00AM – 3:00PM Van Buren Conference Center, 490 S. Paw Paw Street, Lawrence, MI 49064

    MSU Extension, in partnership with Region J Housing Partnership, is offering a training to help local government officials and staff explore tools to meet their housing goals.

  • May 5

    Hanami Spring Picnic 2024

    May 5, 2024 11:00AM – 3:00PM 28115 Meadowbrook Rd. Novi, MI 48377

    Hanami Spring Picnic is a celebration of the blossoming of the farms ornamental cherry trees, spring, and Japanese culture.

  • May 7

    2024 Agritourism Summit and Pre-Summit Farm Tour

    May 7, 2024 – May 8, 2024 Hagerty Center, 715 E Front St, Traverse City

    Recognizing the importance and value of agritourism to the state of Michigan, MSU Extension and its partners are excited to announce the inaugural Agritourism Summit and Pre-Summit Farm Tour on May 7-8, 2024, in Traverse City, Michigan.

  • May 7

    Short-Term Rental Policy Options for Local Communities May 7 2024

    May 7, 2024 6:00PM – 8:00PM 6-8pm Central Time Memorial Building, 213 S Marquette St., Ironwood, MI 49938

    This 2-hour program will explore trends and policy tools for communities to consider related to short-term rentals (STRs).

  • May 8

    Cooking for Crowds - 08May2024 (Zoom Webinar)

    May 8, 2024 2:00PM – 4:30PM Zoom Webinar

    Cooking for Crowds is an food safety training for community volunteers who handle food for food fundraisers, recognition events, and bereavement meals.

  • May 9

    Fiscally Ready Communities: Managing Internal Controls

    May 9, 2024 3:00PM – 4:30PM

    This training will include a deep dive into internal controls. It will cover what internal controls are, why you need them, how they help your community, how to implement them, and where to start.

  • May 10

    How Much Home Can You Afford?

    May 10, 2024 12:00PM – 1:00PM Zoom

    Looking to buy a home? Learn how to calculate how much home you can afford based on your current income during this 30-minute lunch and learn event.

  • May 14

    Sustainability Speakers Series: Sustainable Tourism Strategies

    May 14, 2024 12:00PM – 1:00PM Online

    Join our Sustainability Series for a diverse lineup of sessions addressing critical sustainability and environmental topics.