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MAM Annual Events



Mayors' Exchange

Mayors’ Exchange Day, created by MAM in celebration of Michigan Week (mid-May), is an opportunity for members to explore and celebrate other Michigan communities. The League will pair up communities, upon request. Learn more.

Mayors Day of Recognition of National Service

In April 2013, the first-ever Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service united Mayors across the country to spotlight the impact of national service and honor those who serve. 832 Mayors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico officially recognized the impact that AmeriCorps members serving in AmeriCorps*State and National, Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), and the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC); as well as the Senior Corps volunteers serving in Foster Grandparent Programs, Senior Companion Programs, and Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs, are doing to make cities better and stronger. Together, these Mayors represent nearly 100 million citizens, or nearly one-third of all Americans.

This year, the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service took place on April 7, 2015. The goal was to highlight the impact of AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and other national service programs in tackling local problems and managing volunteers for greater impact, and to thank national service members for their commitment.

Given your support of national service, we are reaching out to see if you could sign on as a participating mayor. To sign up, visit the Corporation for National & Community Service web site. For more information, contact Kevin Murphy, Program Officer at the Corporation for National and Community Service, 313-226-4630 or .

Online Pledge Form
Preliminary list of 2015 participating mayors

Legislative Breakfast
Each spring at the Michigan Municipal League's Capital Conference in Lansing, MAM members gather to meet with their state legislators to discuss issues vital to Michigan’s communities. In 2015, MAM sponsored a legislative breakfast to replace the capitol reception of years past. The legislative event increases the visibility of participating members and assists them with building and maintaining key relationships.

Summer Workshop
Learn from experts in related fields, understand the latest local government research and prepare yourself for the future of the public service profession by participating in the MAM Summer Workshop. This inspiring two-day event has taken on a variety of issues in communities across the state.

Recap: 2015, Battle Creek - The Modern Mayor

Previous Workshops

2014, Midland - Placemaking Firsthand
2013, Frankenmuth – The Modern Mayor: Innovating at the Local Level (click here for photos from the workshop)
2012, Traverse City - The Modern Mayor (click here for photos from the workshop)
2011, Port Huron – Placemaking: Creating A Catalyst for Change
2010, Saint Ignace – Using Technology to Save Your Community Money
2009, Grand Haven – Capitalize on Community
2008, Sterling Heights/Utica – Legacy Costs
2007, Frankenmuth – Our Hometowns Matter





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