• Mar 7

    Governing Essentials: Open Meetings Act (Spring Series)

    March 7, 2024 12:00PM – 1:00PM

    The Michigan Open Meetings Act furthers government transparency by requiring public boards to provide notice and make decisions in an open public meeting. Participants will learn the requirements of the Act as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

  • Mar 7

    Opening Doors to Attainable Housing

    March 7, 2024 6:00PM – 7:30PM New Buffalo Township Library-33 North Thompson Street, New Buffalo MI 49117

    Many communities in Michigan face challenges meeting their housing needs. This 90-minute program will discuss a wide catalog of proven zoning and policy options that can help increase the amount and variety of housing stock in a community.

  • Mar 12

    IPU Accounting and Ratemaking Course

    March 12, 2024 – March 14, 2024 Online

    A concise and comprehensive introduction to public utility accounting, financing, and pricing to ensure sustainability and protect ratepayers. Interactive exercises make use of actual data for a regulated water company.

  • Mar 14

    Fiscally Ready Communities: Budgeting for Fiscal Sustainability

    March 14, 2024 10:00AM – 11:30AM

    This training will provide best practices for local governments' fiscal health including budgeting, long-term planning, dealing with uncertainty, and financial policies and procedures.

  • Mar 14

    Governing Essentials: Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure (Spring Series)

    March 14, 2024 12:00PM – 1:00PM

    Parliamentary Procedure based on Roberts’ Rules of Order, is the most widely used parliamentary authority. This session will focus on parliamentary principles, motions, and decorum during meetings. Participants will explore scenarios and practice skills.

  • Mar 21

    Governing Essentials: Components of Extraordinary Governance (Spring Series)

    March 21, 2024 12:00PM – 1:00PM

    The Components of Extraordinary Governance draws the best ideas together for a thorough overview of board governance. This session will help your board apply the components to impact in your community.

  • Mar 28

    Short-Term Rental (STR) Policy Options for Michigan Communities

    March 28, 2024 6:30PM – 8:00PM Webinar

    This 90-minute webinar will explore trends and policy tools for communities to consider related to short-term rentals.

  • 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.

  • 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 16

    Great Lakes Leadership Academy Local Government Leadership Intensive

    May 16, 2024 10:00AM – 4:00PM MML Capitol Office, 208 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933

    The Great Lakes Leadership Academy and MSU Extension Center for Local Government Finance and Policy are partnering to offer a 1-day leadership intensive for local government staff and elected or appointed officials.