Resources

  • Democracy at the Local Level: Resident Engagement

    Published on May 20, 2021
    A webinar featuring presentations on local leaders' views on the role their residents should play in decision-making processes and a recently launched resident engagement initiative in Michigan.

  • Redistricting and Communities of Interest

    Published on March 26, 2021
    A webinar about Michigan's new Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission and the role communities of interest play in Michigan's redistricting process.

  • Local Government Codes of Conduct: Q&A

    Published on March 2, 2021
    Participant questions and answers from the webinar Codes of Conduct: Going Beyond the Minimum

  • Local Government Codes of Conduct: Going Beyond the Minimum

    Published on March 2, 2021
    Codes of Conduct are useful tools for government boards. They clarify a person's role and expectations for member conduct. This webinar uses the planning commission as an example of how a code of conduct can be valuable and how other bodies can use them.

  • Remote Work: Making It Work in Local Government

    Published on June 23, 2020
    A webinar on adapting local government to maintain productivity and service provision with remote work.

  • Chronic Wasting Disease: A Statewide Issue With Local Solutions

    Published on April 28, 2020
    This presentation will help participants understand how the DNR regulations help manage the spread of CWD, how you can help bolster community buy in to those regulations, and share additional options for further local action.

  • Fiscally Ready Communities

    Published on December 18, 2019
    The presentation from MSU Extension and the Michigan Department of Treasury covers the fundamentals of local government fiscal sustainability and key financial policies that help ensure fiscal responsibility.

  • Understanding the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission

    Published on November 1, 2019
    This webinar features a presentation from the Michigan Department of State on the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.

  • Dealing With the Threat of Invasive Species

    Published on September 3, 2019
    MSU Extension educator Julie Crick and Emmet Conservation District manager and program coordinator Jackie Pilette discuss the threat of invasive species and the challenges they pose for Michigan communities.

  • Dealing with the Threat of Invasive Species

    Published on September 3, 2019
    MSU Extension Educator Julie Crick and Emmet Conservation District Manager and Program Coordinator Jackie Pilette discuss the threat of invasive species and the challenges they pose for Michigan communities.