Love Your Association – Are You All in with MME?
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By Keith Van Beek Sitting at my desk on Valentine’s Day reflecting back on the past several weeks, I can’t help but feel proud of our … Read More

What Happens in Kalamazoo …
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By Christian Wuerth   It was great to see so many colleagues in Kalamazoo at this year’s Winter Institute – we ended up with 211 registered … Read More

A Good Time for Change
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By Aaron Desentz We all currently serve in an ever-changing and evolving world. This year, the MME Fellowship Program has made some changes in order to … Read More

MME Members Select New Board, Officers
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By Matt Bach The Michigan Municipal Executives (MME) membership selected their new board and officers during its annual Winter Institute that took place earlier this month … Read More

NACA Offering Emerging County Professional Scholarship to Midwest Region Emerging Professional Leadership Institute
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With the generous support of ICMA-RC, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) is offering a scholarship for an emerging county professional to attend the 2017 … Read More

Rules of Procedure for the Enforcement of the ICMA Code of Ethics
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According to the ICMA, the ICMA Code of Ethics was first adopted in 1924 and defined the principles that today serve as the foundation for the … Read More

MME President Update
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Hello Fellow Michigan Municipal Executives, I have been asked to prepare this blog post for our new and improved association website. My first response was “I … Read More

Ethics: Outside Employment
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One of our fellow Michigan Municipal Executives took the wise and proactive step of reaching out to the MME Ethics Committee with uncertainties about a scenario … Read More

Scholarship Provides New Insights into Municipal Government
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Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the ICMA Annual Conference in Kansas City, MO through funds provided by Michigan Municipal Executives Professional Development Scholarship. The … Read More

Small Town and Rural Development Conference Recap
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Thanks to a MLGMA Professional Development Scholarship, I was able to attend the Small Town and Rural Development Conference held at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville, Michigan … Read More

ICMA Update Spring 2016
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As reported on previously, ICMA is working on a number of important matters to serve our profession. Two significant matters are the ICMA’s Strategic Planning Update … Read More

Launching a New Year and a New Brand
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Wow, the last few months have flown by and it has been a very busy time beginning my year as president of the Michigan Local Government … Read More

Enrich Your Local Government Team with a MLGMA Fellow
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I would like to take this opportunity to discuss an annual program that benefits our communities as well as the next generation of city managers. Every … Read More

Bringing Coaching and Mentoring to the Forefront
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With the New Year here, it’s time we get a new blog post up. Originally, I was planning to write about New Year’s resolutions, but our … Read More

Recruiting for the Future: Finding (and Keeping) Talent
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As the CEO and leader of your organization, one of your largest responsibilities is building and developing your staff. The needs and desires of the workforce … Read More

Boyne Workshop Moves MLGMA in the Right Direction
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It’s nap time in the Geinzer household and I have the opportunity to reflect back on a great week in Boyne. Professional and personal development is … Read More

Presenting a Clear Picture of our Profession
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I am pleased to announce that the MLGMA Board of Directors has recently approved a contract with Phire Consulting Group to embark upon a comprehensive communication … Read More

Ethics Begins at the Top
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As I write my latest blog post, I am preparing for the upcoming April meeting of the MLGMA Board of Directors. The board has a very … Read More

MLGMA Board of Directors to Review State of the Profession
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As part of my last blog post, I briefly discussed the MLGMA Board of Directors 2015 initiative to review the “State of the Profession”. It is … Read More

New MLGMA President Sets the Course for the New Year
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As I write my first blog as president of the Michigan Local Government Management Association (MLGMA), I would like to sincerely thank the membership for your … Read More

Bringing Positive Value to your Community
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As I stated in my first blog on the MLGMA web page, I am really looking forward to what other city managers are doing, what their … Read More

It’s That Season Again
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Ah yes, Michigan has all the seasons: Winter, Spring Summer and Fall. But don’t forget about Construction Season, Hunting Season, and the oh so fun Budget … Read More

Pressure
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Talk about pressure, how about being asked to pen (OK, type) the first blog to the MLGMA refreshed, new and improved web page. That’s pressure. You … Read More