Government and Community

Upcoming programs and events:

Governing Essentials: Open Meetings Act (Summer Series)

August 1, 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.

Governing Essentials: Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure (Summer Series)

August 8, 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.

Governing Essentials: Components of Extraordinary Governance (Summer Series)

August 15, 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.

Exclusive to Inclusive: Planning and Zoning Tools for Equity

August 15, 2024 6:30PM – 8:00PM Zoom

Since its creation, zoning has been used to create separation. This 1.5-hour webinar will explore this history of exclusion and introduce tools for creating more inclusive zoning.


Other Resources:

MSU Extension Community

MSU Extension Planning and Zoning Guidebooks Order Form

MSU Extension Fiscal Management Events