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Michigan Association Municipal Clerks Quarterly Newsletter

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Fall 2014

Chris Swope, CMMC/CMC City of Lansing MAMC President

Letter from the President Well, autumn is here and if your office is like mine, it has been a busy election season. And the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks has been busy as well. Since our last newsletter we have held a first-ever training targeted toward Upper Peninsula clerks; the training was held in conjunction with the Northern Michigan Public Service Academy. We had a great attendance for the full day session led by Lew Bender, Ph.D. In fact, it was so well received, that plans are already underway for next year. In September, the MAMC Board held its annual Strategic Planning Session where we had great discussions about the challenges facing clerks, and how MAMC can continue to help. We reviewed the implementation of our CMMC program, and made plans for the coming year. I have to tell you folks; your Board of Directors is dedicated and excited about this organization. So, this being our annual “membership” issue of the newsletter, I want to take a moment to point out what a great value MAMC is. We offer excellent educational opportunities, and even include one free opportunity with the price of membership. You receive full access to our website and forums, where you can get advice

See page 7 for the 2015 Membership Form

and feedback from fellow clerks. We advocate on your behalf in the State Legislature and with the Bureau of Elections. We raise the profile of the clerking profession and provide opportunities for professional certification. Other organizations in Michigan charge hundreds or even thousands for these benefits. MAMC membership is $60 or less per person for a whole year – how can you beat that! I invite you to join or renew your membership in this great organization and take advantage of all we have to offer. Whether you’re from a small community of just a few hundred citizens or a large city with tens of thousands of residents, you and your community will benefit from your membership in, and participation with, the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks.

Inside this issue...

Legislative Update....................................................2 2015 Conference....................................................2 Education.........................................................3 IIMC Region V Update...........................................3 Membership - Time to Renew!............................4 Event Calendar.........................................................4 Website/Social Media.............................................4 CMMC Program Updates...................................5 Ways & Means..........................................................6 Financial Report.......................................................6

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MAMC Newsletter Fall 2014  

MAMC Quarterly Newsletter and membership brochure

MAMC Newsletter Fall 2014  

MAMC Quarterly Newsletter and membership brochure

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