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The Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) is an alliance of Michigan counties working to enhance county government through advocacy, shared services and education.

Founded on Feb. 1, 1898, MAC is the only statewide organization dedicated to the representation of all county commissioners in Michigan. MAC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advances education, communication and cooperation among county government officials in Michigan. MAC is the counties’ voice at the state and federal level, providing legislative support on key issues affecting counties.



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Five seats to be filled on MAC Board at 2018 Annual Conference

Five seats on the 16-member MAC Board of Directors will be filled by the general membership during elections at the 2018 Annual Conference in Frankenmuth. Caucuses in Regions I, II and III will hold a board election in which an incumbent is running, while Region V will hold an election for an open seat. All caucuses will participate in filling an open at-large seat, too. (See MAC's Region Map.)

Learn more about the announced candidates by clicking here.

"Community and Collaboration" will be the theme of MAC's 2018 Annual Conference, held in partnership with the Michigan County Medical Care Facilities Council, at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth, Aug. 19-21, 2018

More than 300 county leaders are expected to attend the event, which will feature three days of policy workshops, addresses by Michigan political leaders, an Exhibitor Show with more than 30 vendors of products and services of interest to county officials and plentiful opportunities to socialize with colleagues, capped by the President's Banquet on Monday night and the Frankenmuth Fest welcome reception on Sunday evening.

Invited keynote speakers for the two plenary sessions on Monday, Aug. 20 will be the nominees of the Democratic and Republican parties who emerge from the Aug. 7 primary election.


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 Sights from the 2018 Legislative Conference

A photographic account of the 2018 MAC-MCMCFC Annual Conference is now available on our photo gallery page.

Board member Klinefelt talks about her work with MAC



Counties to get revenue sharing boost for fourth straight year

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Millage elections, meeting mechanics, rural broadband among topics for 2018 MAC Regional Summits this summer

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Michigan county leaders consult with federal lawmakers during Capitol Hill sweep

A contingent of Michigan county officials, led by MAC Board President Matthew Bierlein of Tuscola County and other board officers, made a round...

MAC marks its 120th birthday serving Michigan's counties

It’s Feb. 1, 1898. A year earlier, Michigan had achieved its modern arrangement of 83 counties with the return of Isle Royal to Keweenaw...

MAC releases 2018 legislative priorities, with focus on fiscal reforms in Lansing

Michigan’s 83 counties, the state’s front-line public service agencies, enter 2018 seeking significant changes to state revenue practices to...

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