Download the complete Convention program here.

 

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Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Convention Registration

Park Place Hotel, Minervas Boardroom

9:00 am – Noon
Convention Workshops
9:00 am
Board of Trustees Meeting

The Corner Loft, 201 E. Front St.

12:15 pm
Michigan Women in Municipal Government Lunch

Park Place Hotel, Top of the Park

2:00 – 3:45 pm
Welcoming General Session

Park Place Hotel, West Bay Ballroom Dome

  • Hon. Michael Estes, Mayor, Traverse City
  • Matt Zone, Councilman, Cleveland, OH, &
    National League of Cities 2nd Vice President
  • Richard Bolen, Mayor Pro Tem, Wakefield & President, Michigan Municipal League
The State of Your League
  • Daniel P. Gilmartin, Executive Director & CEO, Michigan Municipal League
Community Excellence Awards Presentations
4:15 – 5:30 pm
Breakout Sessions
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Elected Officials Academy Board Meeting

Park Place Hotel, Courtyard Room

6:00 – 8:00 pm
Host City Reception

Open Space, Traverse City Lake Front

8:30 pm
Foundation Fundraiser – Tavern Tour

 

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Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Convention Registration
7:15 – 8:15 am
Michigan Association of Mayors Breakfast and Annual Meeting

Park Place Hotel, Top of the Park

7:30 – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by MERS

Park Place Hotel, Crystal Lake Room
West Bay Beach Resort, The View
Great Wolf Lodge, Timberview Room

8:30 – 9:45 am
Breakout Sessions
MBC-LEO Meeting

West Bay Beach Resort, Torch Lake Room

10:00 – 11:45 am
General Session: Focus Forward 

Park Place Hotel, West Bay Ballroom Dome

  • James Freed, City Manager, Port Huron
  • Joe Minicozzi, Principal, Urban 3
  • Claire Nelson, Knight Foundation
Michigan Local Government Management Association (MLGMA) Colloquium
  • Frank Peterson, City Manager, Muskegon
11:45 am – Noon
Delegate Check-in
12:00 – 12:30 pm
Annual Meeting

Park Place Hotel, West Bay Ballroom Dome

12:30 – 4:15 pm
Lunch & Mobile Workshops
Dinner on your own
6:00 pm
Foundation Fundraiser – Winery Tour and Tasting

 

 

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Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

7:00 – 11:00 am
Convention Registration
7:30 – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast

Park Place Hotel, Crystal Lake Room
West Bay Beach Resort, The View
Great Wolf Lodge, Timberview Room

9:00 – 10:15 am
Breakout Sessions
10:45 am – 12 noon
Closing General Session

State Theatre, 233 E. Front St.

  • Richard Bolen, Mayor Pro Tem, Wakefield; President, Michigan Municipal League
  • Nathan Triplett, Mayor, East Lansing; Vice President, League Board of Trustees
    Community Excellence Award “Race for the Cup” Winner Announced
Towards the City (and Village) We Need
  • Rosalynn Bliss, Mayor-Elect, Grand Rapids
  • Claire Nelson, Knight Foundation
  • Deirdre Waterman, Mayor, Pontiac
Community Excellence Award “Race for the Cup” Winner Announced
12 noon
Adjourn

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