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2018 Annual Conference Presentations

AGENDA

Plenary Sessions

Stephan Currie - The State of MAC (Aug. 20)

Debra Horner - Local Officials' Views of Michigan's Direction (Aug. 20)

Deena Bosworth - Legislative Update (Aug. 20)

Hadi Sedigh - Federal Issues Affecting Michigan (Aug. 20)

Douglas O'Brien - Federal Response to Opioid Crisis (Aug. 21)

Workshops

Preparing for Michigan’s ‘Silver Tsunami’ (Aug. 19)

A New Approach for County Health Insurance Plans (Aug. 19)

Handling FOIA Requests (Aug. 20)

Board Chairs Seminar (Aug. 20)

-Advocacy Tools

Capital Improvement Planning (Aug. 20)

Managing Liability and Risks in County Government (Aug. 20)

Creating Community Coalitions (Aug. 20)

Legal Implications of Employees on Social Media (Aug. 20)

Making Procurement Work for Your County (Aug. 21)

‘Lean’ Improvement for Government Operations (Aug. 21)

A Strategic View of Retirement Plan Governance (Aug. 21)

 


2018 Regional Summit Presentations

Escanaba (June 6)
Broadband Policies and Rural Michigan
Managing Liability and Risks in County Government
The Issues of a Statewide Septic Code
The Mechanics of a Millage Election
Tips for Running Efficient, Effective Meetings

Grand Rapids (June 11)
Building a Better Community Habitat
Managing Liability and Risks in County Government
The Issues of a Statewide Septic Code
The Mechanics of a Millage Election
Tips for Running Efficient, Effective Meetings

Gaylord (June 18)
Building a Better Community Habitat
Managing Liability and Risks in County Government
The Issues of a Statewide Septic Code
The Mechanics of a Millage Election
Tips for Running Efficient, Effective Meetings

Frankenmuth (July 23)
Broadband Policies and Rural Michigan
Managing Liability and Risks in County Government
The Issues of a Statewide Septic Code
The Mechanics of a Millage Election
Tips for Running Efficient, Effective Meetings


2018 Legislative Conference Presentations

Plenary Sessions

March 27 - State of MAC - Stephan Currie

March 27 - Legislative Update - Deena Bosworth

Workshops

How Counties Are "Stepping Up" to Mental Health Challenge - panel (March 26)

Groundwater Quality, Contaminants and Corrective Actions - John Yellich (March 26)

The Cost of Politics - Rep. Dan Lauwers (March 26)

Maximizing Resources for Local Veterans - Michael Smith (March 27)

What You Need to Know about Headlee Rollbacks - Dave Hieber (March 27)

Asset Management: Taking Care of Michigan - Therese Empie (March 27)

Putting the "Auto" in Autonomous - Bernard Swiecki (March 27)

The Changing Landscape of Retirement Programs - Joseph Bixler and Shu Wang (March 27)

Before it Hits the Fan: Crisis Communications 101 - David Waymire (March 27)

Opioid Crisis in Michigan - Linda Vail (March 28)

PA 312 Binding Arbitration Decision-making Process - Bill Long (March 28)

Ordinance Powers: What Counties Can Do - Matt Nordfjord (March 28)


2017 Annual Conference Presentations

Plenary Sessions

Sept. 25 - OnTarget Living - Chris Johnson

Sept. 26 - State of MAC - Stephan Currie

Sept. 26 - MAC Legislative Update - Deena Bosworth

Workshops

The Importance of the Soo Locks - Lt. Col. Dennis Sugrue

Federal Changes to Health Laws - Scott Dzurka

How the Legislature Legislates - Liz Smalley

What Wind Farms Mean for Local Communities - Sarah Mills

Wind Turbine Siting - Matt Wagner

How Did that Get to the Ballot? - John Pirich

A County's Legal Duties as an Employer - John McGlinchey

MAC's Service Corp. - Stephan Currie

Protecting Your County from Digital Dangers - Phil Bertolini

Tips for Growing -- and Keeping -- Young Talent - Sharon Miller

Tips for Growing -- and Keeping -- Young Talent - Jeremy Hendges

Michigan's 21st Century Farm Economy - Matt Smego

Using Social Media to Reach Your Constituents - Natalie Kozma


2017 Legislative Conference Presentations

Plenary Sessions

March 28 - Legislative Update -Deena Bosworth

March 28 - NACo - Bryan Desloge (video link)

March 29 - Michigan Demographics - Eric Guthrie

March 29 - Budget Chat - Al Pscholka

Workshops

County Budget - MSU Extension

Pensions - MERS, Bridgette Gransden

Robert's Rules - Matt Nordfjord

Indigent Defense - MIDC

Indigent Defense - MIDC FAQs on Compliance

Public-Private Partnerships - David Lick

Bonding 101 - Robert Bendzinski

Infrastructure - Mike Rubley

Veterans - Robert Price

FOIA/OMA - Helen Mills

Stormwater - Chuck Hersey

Regional Government - CRC

Nondiscrimination - Helen Mills

2016 Annual Conference Presentations

Plenary Sessions

Michigan House Elections Analysis - Susan Demas

MAC Legislative Update - Deena Bosworth

National Elections Analysis - Mike McKenna

NACo National Survey - Natalie Ortiz

Workshops

Infrastructure - Ben LaCross

County Revenue Trends - Sarah Mills

County Revenue Trends - Eric Scorsone

Collective Bargaining - Helen Mills

Financially Healthy Communities - Panel

County Ordinance Powers - Matt Nordfjord

Conservation Policy - Lori Phalen

Tax-exempt Nonprofits - Eric Lupher

Tax-exempt Nonprofits - Deena Bosworth

Next Generation 9-1-1 Impact on Local Govnt - Panel

Lean into Efficiency - Steve Palmreuter

Automated Cars - Kirk Steudle

Overtime Rules - Steve Girard

Mentally Ill in Jails - Panel

2016 Regional Summits Presentations

Dark Stores - Jack Van Coevering - 8-16-16
State Economic Programs - Eric Lupher - 8-16-16
21st Century Infrastructure Commission - Evan Pratt - 8-16-16
21st Century Infrastructure Commission - Mike Nystrom - 6-14-16
UP Economic Development - Joel Schultz - 7-18-16
Michigan Forest Industry - Scott Robbins - 7-18-16
Michigan and its Forests - Charlie Becker - 7-18-16
Verso Mills - Matt Archambeau - 7-18-16

2016 Legislative Conference Presentations

Plenary Sessions

2016 Legislative Updates
Chief Justice Robert Young Presentation

2016 Ballot Measures

  Ballot Measures - Beydoun
  Ballot Measures - Thiel

ACA's Effects on Counties

  ACA Effects - 44North

Active Shooter

Active Shooter - Mynsberge
Active Shooter - Region 8
Active Shooter - Sura

Blue Water Economy

  Blue Water Economy - Austin

Criminal Justice Reform

  Criminal Justice Reform - Kaminski

Diversity in Elected Office

  Diversity - Warren

Drone Regulation

  Drones - Runestad

Heroin/Opioid Abuse

  Heroin - Smith
  Heroin - Miller

 Clean Teens at High Risk to Abuse Opioids (Scientific American, 3-1-2016)

Lobbying 101

  Lobbying - MAC

Millage Campaigns

  Millage Campaigns - Grassroots Midwest

Pension Obligations

  Pensions - MERS 


2015 Annual Conference Presentations

Plenary Sessions

Keith Creagh Presentation
Maeghan Gilmore Presentation

Alternative Ideas on Infrastructure

Brian Kierleber Presentation Part 1
Brian Kierleber Presentation Part 2

Oregon Mileage Video

Building a Rural Economy

Sarah Nicholls Presentation

Michael Witkop Presentation

Can Counties Survive Proposal A?

Disciplining County Employees

Peter Cohl Presentation

Filling Your County Jobs

Stacey Bird Presentation
Stacey Bird Wages Handout
Heather Frick Presentation

Gift of Life

Joyce DeJong Presentatino
Stephanie Sommer Presentation

I Won't See You in Court

Barbara Hankey Presentation

Make Your County the Place to be

Julie Hales-Smith Presentation
Charles MacInnis Presentation

Mandate? Headlee? Fiscal Notes? What's a County Budgeter to Do?

Eric Lupher Presentation
Eric Scorsone Presentation

Robert's Rules of Order

Beth Prykucki Presentation
Bonnie Toskey Presentation

Serving an Older Michigan

Bob Schlueter Presentation
Karen Kafantaris Presentation

Working with DHHS

Steve Yager Presentation
Lynda Zeller Presentation

 

2015 Regional Summits

Gaylord, Aug. 3





Manistique, July 20


Mt. Pleasant, June 22





Kalamazoo, June 15




2015 Legislative Conference

FOIA Rules - Matt Nordfjord Presentation






















2014 Annual Conference

Record Storage for the 21st Century (Amy Lake) 

Memory Magic (Paul Mellor)

Trails Model Ordinance

Trails & Community: Northern Lower Peninsula Trails Network (Emily Meyerson)

Michigan Green Communities Challenge (Sandra Diorka and David Norwood)

Placemaking: Where Does County Government fit? (Dean Solomon and James Tischler)

Stopping the Invasion to Protect Pure Michigan (Tammy Newcomb)

GASB68 Overview: Communicating the Changes and Preparing for Implementation (Leon Hank and Mike Overley)

The Impact of Mental Health Services in Michigan (Alan Bolter)

2-1-1: Improving Access and Providing Assistance to Michigan Citizens

Opportunities for Behaviorial Health System (Jeffery Wieferich)

Understanding and Implementing Court E-Filing (Judge Kirk Tabbey and Kevin Bowling)

2014 Escanaba Regional Summit

Moving Upward: A Plan for Regional Prosperity (Joel Schultz, Central U.P. Regional Prosperity Collaborative) 

Tax Capture Districts and Their Impact on Counties (Tim Dolehanty, Ingham County)

Emergency Management 101 (Bob Berbohm, Region 8 Homeland Security Planning Board)

Transportation Funding in Michigan: Where Do We Go from Here? (Gabe Basso, House Republican policy staff)  

2014 Midland Regional Summit

The Future of Transportation Funding in Michigan 

Farmers and Food Hubs – Michigan Agribusiness

Tax Capture Districts and Their Impact on Counties

2014 Ostego Regional Summit

Disaster Relief Procedures (Lt. William T. Elliott, Michigan State Police) 

Regional Prosperity Initiative (Phil Alexander, Northeast Michigan Council of Governments)

2014 Livingston Regional Summit

Sentencing Guidelines Recommended Changes (Ellen Whelan‐Wuest, Council of State Governments)

2014 MAC Legislative Conference

March 24 - 26 | Lansing Center, Radisson Hotel | Lansing, Michigan

2014 MAC Legislative Conference Speaker Bios 

County Incentive Program Update

Pre-Conference Workshop: Successful Campaign

Future of Rail
Michael Belzer
Jon Cool
John Rickoff

Budgeting for Courts 101
Andrew Thalhammer

Cloud Computing and Counties
Phil Bertolini

How We Support Our Veterans
Robert Price

Municipal Finance: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Bill Anderson

Recycling as an Environmental Responsibility and Economic Engine
Matt Flechter
Elisa Seltzer Part 1
Elisa Seltzer Part 2

Counties as Partners in Economic Development
Jeff Hawkins
Eric Helzer
Paul Jaques

The Regional Prosperity Initiative
Sarah Wycoff and Chris Harkins Part 1
Sarah Wycoff and Chris Harkins Part 2
Sarah Wycoff and Chris Harkins Part 3


 

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