MAM Annual Events
Mayors Day of Recognition of National Service
The Michigan Association of Mayors Board is excited to share an opportunity coming this spring for you to recognize the important contributions of national service in your community. A special joint effort was announced in January between the Federal Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Conference of Mayors: a Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service that will take place on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 across the country.
The goal is 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. We are asking community leaders to participate in any of the following ways:
Issue a proclamation or press release;
Visit a national service program in your community;
Invite national service programs to your community for a roundtable on service;
Put out a press release, report or op-ed on the impact of national service in your community;
Coordinate a national service-focused event, activity, or program in your community;
Join with an AmeriCorps or Senior Corps program on a service project;
Use Twitter, Facebook, and other social media outlets to thank those who serve;
Take a group photo with all national service members in your community.
Participating in the day will highlight the importance of citizen service, bolster support for nonprofit and national service groups, and help bring more residents into service. As someone who knows the impact of national service first-hand, we look forward to you signing on and look forward to whatever event, activity, or other acknowledgement of national service that you and your office are able to coordinate on this day.
Mayors can also participate in the nationwide celebration of the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service by registering online at www.nationalservice.gov/mayorsforservice and clicking on the “Sign Up Today!” button.
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. Learn more.
Each spring, MAM members gather in Lansing to meet with their state legislators to discuss issues vital to Michigan’s communities. The reception increases the visibility of participating members and assists them with building and maintaining key relationships.
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.
2013 Summer Workshop
The Modern Mayor: Innovating at the Local Level
August 7-9, 2013, Frankenmuth
Is your community ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond? What are your action plans for an age-friendly future? What does it mean to be an innovative leader in today's Michigan? Learn about innovative programs around the state, and share your own real-life success stories - we'll include them in a post-workshop publication of case studies in local innovation. You'll find all this and more, from legislative updates to the latest placemaking strategies!
Learn more and register here.
Recent workshops include:
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