Legislative Update 8-12-22
Comedian to entertain at 2022 President’s Banquet; early-bird pricing continues through Sept. 2
Chris Young, a comedian who has performed across Michigan and was a finalist in Dave Coulier’s “Clean Guys of Comedy/Unbleepable Contest,” will be the after-dinner entertainer at the 2022 President’s Banquet on Sept. 20.
The banquet is the final event of the 2022 Michigan Counties Annual Conference, to be held Sept. 18-21 at the Blue Water Convention Center in Port Huron. Registration continues for the event, which will include:
- Four plenary sessions featuring key issues now before Michigan and a MAC Legislative Update
- 12 breakout sessions for MAC members and 6 workshops for MCMCFC members
- A Welcome Reception and Strolling Dinner on the evening of Sunday, Sept. 18
- A lavish President’s Banquet on the night of Tuesday, Sept. 20
- Plenty of free time in the afternoons for attendees to enjoy sights and sounds of Port Huron, including the St. Clair River
Meanwhile, early-bird pricing of $395 for members has been extended through Sept. 2, so act fast.
To register and for complete conference details, click here.
Hotel Update: There are some rooms left at the Comfort Inn (1720 Hancock St. in Port Huron) for the special room rate of $129 per night (rate is good through Sept. 4). To make a reservation, call 810-987-5999.
To meet demand, we’ve added a third hotel option for conference-goers, the Holiday Inn Express (2021 Water St. in Port Huron). Twenty-five (25) rooms are now available there for the conference rate of $129 per night (rate is good through Aug. 19). To reserve a room, click here or call 810-662-3400 and use the group name of “Michigan Association of Counties.”
A special shuttle will operate between the conference headquarters at the Blue Water Convention Center and the Comfort Inn and HI Express. Also, plenty of free and convenient parking is available outside the convention center.
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Eight Michigan officials graduate from national leadership academy
Join the 1,710 county leaders already benefiting from the effectiveness of the NACo Leadership Academy, the 12-week, online leadership program led by General Colin Powell.
The academy is now accepting registrations through Sept. 9 for its upcoming cohort.
MAC would like to acknowledge and congratulate the Michigan county officials who graduated in April from the academy:
- Aaron Edlefson, VA Director, Calhoun County
- TJ Fields, Chief Information Security Officer, Oakland County
- Jennifer Laymon, Infrastructure Manager, Macomb County
- Matthew Pence, IT Security Specialist, Oakland County
- Joyson Peters, Security Administrator, Macomb County
- Megan Smith, Junior Business System Analyst, Macomb County
- Jako van Blerk, Chief Information Officer, Macomb County
- Sandy Wilson, Deputy Director, Macomb County
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