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Greening Michigan Institute
Eric Walcott is a State Specialist with MSU Extension’s Government and Public Policy programs. He works with faculty on campus and Educators throughout the State to develop and implement educational programs related to state and local government. Eric’s work focuses primarily on good governance, civic engagement, and fiscal sustainability, seeking to build capacity of state and local government officials, help communities develop strategic plans, as well as educate Michigan residents on issues related to state and local government and encourage their informed participation. Eric previously worked in the Michigan House of Representatives, and holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Michigan State University.
January 8, 2018 | Running for office? Registering to vote? Know your deadlines for the 2018 election!
January 8, 2018 | Which ballot proposals might end up being voted on in the 2018 election?
December 1, 2017 | Some cities' elections in Michigan are partisan while others are nonpartisan.
September 20, 2017 | Can a Michigan county commissioner also serve on the board of review?
September 18, 2017 | How can local and county governments better engage the public in decision-making processes?
September 5, 2017 | How can government better engaged the public in decision-making processes?
August 22, 2017 | Things to keep in mind when being asked to sign a ballot petition in Michigan.
August 21, 2017 | How can government better engage the public in decision-making processes?
August 10, 2017 | How can the public engage in government decision making outside of public comment at open meetings?
July 31, 2017 | Each step on the Public Participation Spectrum can be viewed as a commitment a level of public participation.