It is important to evaluate and meet the professional development needs of MME members through effective and pertinent programming and financial assistance.

MME Winter Institute

The Winter Institute is the premiere annual event, which takes place at different venues around the state. Its primary purpose is to provide opportunities for professional development. It also provides an ideal setting for the sharing of ideas, mentoring, networking, and benefiting from the collective experience of the membership.

MME Summer Workshop

The Summer Workshop offers a chance for managers and their families to network and learn in a more relaxed environment.  The workshop is an annual event that takes place at the end of July.  It is often held in a resort-like setting, but it has also taken place in downtowns that offer numerous outdoor cultural and social amenities.

NextGen Events

The NextGen Committee provides networking and professional development opportunities for early to mid-career local government professionals and those new to the profession.

Michigan Certified Public Manager Program

The purpose of the Michigan – CPM® program is to generate excellence in the public and nonprofit sectors by enabling public managers to satisfy citizens’ expectations that their government will perform effectively and honestly, and to make good on those values and commitments that have been given expression in public policies, laws, mission and performance goals.

More information: SVSU CPM Program


The MME Professional Development Committee provides generous scholarships throughout the year for MME conferences, state and national conferences, leadership training institutes, and educational programming. Eligible candidates are approved by the committee on a first-come basis. There is also an intern scholarship program that provides funding for 3 or 4 interns to attend the Winter Institute.

Scholarship Application Guidelines

Mentoring and Coaching

MME is committed to bringing together Michigan municipal managers at all levels to strengthen the profession through peer-to-peer interaction.

MME Professional Coaching Program

MME Professional Coaching Application

ICMA Coaching Program (only available to ICMA members)

ICMA Career Compass Newsletter

Fellowship Program

MME, in conjunction with participating Michigan universities, sponsors two paid internship opportunities every summer for hands-on experience in a community.

In 2017, MME extended offers to two Fellows. Brady Selner of GVSU and Paul Corbett at WSU gladly accepted the offers. Brady will serve for the next year in the City of Muskegon, while Paul will be at Harper Woods.

MME Fellowship Program Information

Senior Advisors Program

(Formerly Range Riders)
MME provides support to help address the personal and professional needs of individual members, including career assistance and support during the entire spectrum of a member’s career.

MME Senior Advisors

Upcoming Events

Winter Institute
Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 2018
Ann Arbor Sheraton
Ann Arbor

Summer Workshop
July 17-20, 2018
Downtown Charlevoix

Past Events

Summer Workshop
July 25-28, 2017
Holiday Inn Muskegon-Harbor, Muskegon

Winter Institute
Jan. 31 – Feb. 3, 2017
Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites