Registration opens for 2022 edition of New Commissioner School

MAC is again partnering with Michigan State University Extension to present the New Commissioner School for newly elected county officials in November and December.

“We are once again pleased to co-sponsor these important classes with MSU Extension,” said Stephan Currie, MAC’s executive director. “MAC will be holding a lunch at each of the in-person sites to brief attendees on all of our operations and support for commissioners.”

The 2022 program will offer a hybrid model for participants, who can be newly elected or veteran commissioners. The program will feature an introductory session via Zoom followed by access to the online learning modules. Then participants will have the opportunity to attend one of four locations for in-person learning and networking session with experts and experienced commissioners.

The program will feature an introductory session on Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. via zoom to help new commissioners learn what is available to them through the self-paced course and share a bit about the onsite learning and discussion opportunities.

Attendees at the in-person sessions will hear the latest from Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Association of Counties and expand learning through focused discussion with experts and experienced commissioners around:

  • Use of ARPA Funds
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Economic Development and Housing
  • Preparing for Meetings
  • Other local hot topics developed through discussion.

The four in-person sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The sessions are scheduled for:

  • 28: Bavarian Inn and Conference Center, One Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
  • 29: BayPointe Inn, 11456 Marsh Road, Shelbyville, MI 49344
  • 5: Landmark Inn, 230 N. Front St., Marquette, MI 49855
  • 12: Kirtland College, 4800 W 4 Mile Road, Grayling, MI 49738

Full schedule details and registration are available at


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