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.



Featured: MAC supports Proposal 1 on May 5 ballot

MAC is a member of the Safe Roads Yes coalition that supports Proposal 1. Learn more about the coalition at www.saferoadsyes.com. And please make use of the materials below to educate your constituents about this vital issue for our state.

MAC webinar on Proposal 1


MAC flier on effects of Proposal 1

Safe Roads Yes Overview of Proposal 1

Resolution template for counties to support Proposal 1

County-by-county projections for increased funds under Proposal 1


Featured: MAC Legislative Conference, March 30-April 1





Featured: State offers grant funds for county veteran benefits jobs

The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency is now accepting grant applications to fund new staff positions in counties to assist military veterans with benefit claims.

Under provisions of Public Act 252 of 2014, funds will be distributed with preference to counties that have not previously established a veteran services office or department.

Grant amounts will run from $3,000 to $20,000. See the filing instructions for complete details.

Click here to access a copy of the application cover sheet.

For additional information on the grants program, contact the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency at 800-MICH-VET.


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