The Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) is an alliance of Michigan counties working to enhance county government through advocacy, shared services and education.

Founded on Feb. 1, 1898, MAC is the only statewide organization dedicated to the representation of all county commissioners in Michigan. MAC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advances education, communication and cooperation among county government officials in Michigan. MAC is the counties’ voice at the state and federal level, providing legislative support on key issues affecting counties.



doucette website pic 9-15Featured: President Doucette urges members to engage with state legislators during acceptance speech

Alger County's Jerry Doucette became the president of the MAC Board of Directors at the end of the 2015 Annual Conference in September. In his acceptance speech at the conference's Monday Plenary Session, he urged commissioners to become more involved in the policy-making process by holding state legislators accountable. You can read the the complete text of his remarks by clicking here. At right, Sen. Tom Casperson offers some remarks about Doucette during the swearing-in ceremony at the Annual Conference.

Featured: Sights from the 2015 Annual Conference

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MAC 2015-2016 Membership Directory still on sale

A limited number of hard copies and electronic copies (PDF) of the MAC Membership Directory are available for sale. Each print copy is $40, which includes shipping. An electronic copy is $35. To order, print the ORDER FORM and send to MAC with your payment.

Featured: Gill appointed as director of governmental affairs

dana gDana Gill has been appointed MAC's new director of governmental affairs, it was announced Aug. 19.

Gill replaces Deena Bosworth, who has accepted a vice presidency with Big Fireworks of Michigan.

Prior to accepting the director's position, Gill had served as governmental affairs associate at MAC since 2013, covering health, human services, public safety and the judiciary. Gill was MAC's point person in the summer of 2014 in the legislative resolution to the Cunningham court decision that threatened to disrupt funding for local courts across Michigan.

"Dana was all over the (Cunningham) issue," said Steve Currie, deputy director of MAC. "She really showed her mettle in this crisis, and her passion for ensuring Michigan residents receive the best possible public service. When Deena advised us of her departure, it was natural for us to think of Dana to lead our governmental team."

"It's thrilling to be presented this opportunity at MAC to continue our team's work on behalf of Michigan's 83 counties," Gill said. "Of course, it's also a challenge. County issues span across almost every legislative committee. I look forward to working with the Legislature and administration to advance the state and county partnership."

Gill starts her new role on Aug. 22.

"Deena Bosworth has done an outstanding job for us here at MAC," said Timothy K. McGuire, MAC's executive director. "Her knowledge, passion and energy have been tremendous assets to county government during her tenure as director of governmental affairs."


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