MAC members, friends and supporters, Welcome to the 2014 Annual Conference at the impressive Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. This year’s event will be full of helpful and interesting panels on hot topics before county governments — and, of course, the friendship and camaraderie you can expect at any MAC gathering. To get you rolling into the conference, please take a moment to go over this checklist: 1. Are you following MAC’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MIcounties ? 2. Are you following MAC on Twitter (@MIcounties) ? (Also, note that the hashtag for our event is #macannconf2014. Please use that hashtag in all of your tweets.) 3. Do you have the MAC blog bookmarked on your computer: https://micounties.org/blog/ 4. Have you downloaded the special — and FREE — MAC app created just for the 2014 Conference? Just follow the instructions in the image below. Conference App adThank you for attending the conference. We hope you have a fun and informative time on Mackinac Island.

tunnelLearn about cutting-edge techniques in chip sealing, remote sensing and more at the 2014 Asset Management Conference on Oct. 23 at the Holiday Inn in Marquette.

“The Leading Edge of Asset Management” is the theme for conference. The goal is to provide “each attendee with examples of state of the art technology fused with practical techniques related to the application of asset management at the national, state and local levels.” It is sponsored by the Transportation Asset Management Council, of which MAC is a member.

With the road funding debate ongoing, and the upcoming winter expected to be tough,  public officials in charge of roads need all the tips and innovations they can get.

Deadline to register is Oct. 8. See the brochure for full details.

MAC members in the Upper Peninsula have an excellent opportunity this month to be briefed on a number of key issues affecting county resources and development, from the future of transportation funding to the growing crisis of tax capture districts to disaster relief. MAC logo blueA MAC Regional Summit will be held Aug. 26 in Escanaba at the UPCAP Headquarters, 2501 14th Ave. South. Among the speakers scheduled are MAC President Shelly Pinkelman of Crawford County and MAC Second Vice President Jerry Doucette of Alger County. Click here to register for the summit by Aug. 22. (Note that walk-in registration will be available the day of the summit.) AGENDA MAC Regional Summit – Delta County Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10 a.m. UPCAP Headquarters 2501 14th Ave. South, Escanaba 10 a.m.                       Welcome 10:05 a.m.                  Tax Capture Districts and Their Impact on Counties 11 a.m.                        Disaster Relief Procedures Noon                           Lunch/MAC Legislative Update 1 p.m.                          Local Regional Prosperity Plans 2 p.m.                          The Future of Transportation Funding in Michigan
http://www.ncppp.org/events/p3-insights-building-michigans-municipal-infrastructure-through-p3s/ Municipalities in Michigan and across the country are faced with a growing portfolio of municipal infrastructure, such as courthouses, schools, hospitals, parking garages and streetlights, that need to be built or renovated. Last year, for example, it was estimated that Michigan had $8.9 billion in unmet school construction needs. Unfortunately, most municipalities have competing priorities and cannot always address these needs. Enter public-private partnerships. Michigan has a unique legislative and regulatory framework that has been used for some P3s but has not been widely used for buildings or other municipal needs. P3s are a valuable tool for communities and states to obtain necessary infrastructure improvements, while maintaining public ownership of the building or structure. The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships’ P3 Insights Forum: Building Michigan’s Municipal Infrastructure Through P3s, on June 12, 2014 in Southfield, MI, will offer an advanced and in-depth look at how P3s can be more widely used in Michigan, with an emphasis on buildings, and other municipal infrastructure, also known as social infrastructure. Event Partners: AGC-MI-Logo-Final-020207-[Converted]
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In conjunction with: MAC logo blueyt Why You Should Attend:
  • One-day session, organized by the nation’s leading organization on P3s
  • Nationally recognized and local experts discussing P3s
  • In-depth and advanced look at all aspects of P3s for social infrastructure
What You Will Learn:
  • The current state of P3s in Michigan
  • The structure of P3s to support buildings and other infrastructure needs such as street lights, parking garages, dormitories and water facilities
  • Financing of projects
  • Risks and mitigation
  • Case studies of successful P3s for buildings
  • Hands-on charette to develop a P3 project in a Michigan community
Who Should Attend:
  • Municipal and Township managers, elected officials, township officials and planners
  • P3 and municipal consultants
  • Construction firms
  • Operators
  • Concessionaires
  • Architecture and engineering firms
  • Financial leaders
  • Legal experts
  • Subcontractors and suppliers
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