The Current Issues Affecting Michigan Local Governments Webinar Series was designed for elected and appointed officials at all levels of local government and their staffs, as well as any Michigan resident interested in learning about the biggest issues public officials are dealing with. The webinar series is organized by MSU Extension public policy specialist Eric Walcott in partnership with the Michigan Association of Counties and Michigan Townships Association and the MSU Extension Center for Local Government Finance and Policy.
The next webinar in the series will take place at 2 p.m.. on January 25. MSU Extension Tourism and Community Economic Development Educator Andy Northrop will join us to discuss tourism, short-term rentals, and related issues facing many Michigan municipalities. Registration information will be available in early January. As always, those not able to attend can register, and a recording of the webinar will be sent out following the live webinar.
Potential Future Topics
Topics are always subject to change based on interest and emerging issues.
- Assessing and Addressing Local Service Needs
- Road and Transporation Funding
- Tourism and short-term rentals
- Public Engagement on “Wicked” Issues
- Strategic Planning for Local Government
February 8, 2017 | Eric Walcott | Next webinar in the Current Issues series will look at how new energy policy may impact local governments.
November 28, 2016 | Eric Walcott | A new extension webinar series will discuss timely issues affecting Michigan local governments.
Jan 25, 2018 | Webinar