• Ponstein becomes MAC's 114th Board president; 3 new members join MAC Board

    Ponstein of Kent now leads MAC Board

    Stan Ponstein of Kent County was installed as MAC’s new Board president during the 2022 Annual Conference in St. Clair County Sept. 18-20. Ponstein will lead a Board with three new members from Clinton, Macomb and Oakland Counties …


  • Ottawa County teams up with local historian to commemorate original West Michigan highway

    Ottawa County teams up with local historian to commemorate original West Michigan highway

    The West Michigan Pike was once the premier way to travel along Michigan’s western shores. This highway running along Lake Michigan was conceived of and built during the second decade of the 20th century to accommodate the “horseless carriage,” opening up the region to tourism and the development it would bring. …


  • Tragedy spurs bid for happy endings for neglected ‘Disney dogs’

    Animal organizations in Grand Traverse and beyond rally to save neglected dogs

    From “101 Dalmatians” to “Lady and Tramp” and “Bolt,” the dogs in Disney films have dodged danger, risen above indifference and cruelty and started new, brighter lives for themselves. So, when Grand Traverse County Animal Control was confronted with an unprecedented canine crisis, a very Disney-like tale with the usual large cast of interesting characters began to unfold. …


  • Opioid Settlement Resource Center

    Resources for counties

    A new digital resource page is designed to aid county leaders in plotting out their public health strategies funded by county shares of the national opioid settlement. Among the features of the new page are: • An overview of the opioid crisis and the national settlement • Numerous general resources on how counties could deploy their funds to maximize public health • Links to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services webinar recordings …


  • Fata, Gibson join MAC as governmental affairs associates

    Fata, Gibson join MAC as governmental affairs associates

    Looking to build on recent success in Lansing capped by the enactment of 4-year terms for county commissioners in 2021, MAC expanded its Governmental Affairs Team on Aug. 15 with the addition of two governmental affairs associates. …


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Podcast 83 is a regular look at the news, stories and trends related to Michigan’s 83 counties.


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