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Inter-Governmental Cooperation Workshop Offered in Charlevoix and Manistee


Inter-Governmental Cooperation
A workshop by MSU Extension and Northwest Michigan Council of Governments.

Interest in new inter-governmental cooperation may be higher in the near future to retain one-third of statutory revenue sharing under the state’s new distribution formula. In Michigan there are many ways and enabling laws which allow governments to work together. There are also many informal ways governments cooperate. This program covers many successful techniques and tools of cooperation and uncovers barriers to cooperation. The workshop focuses on two ultimate levels of cooperation: Inter-governmental Cooperation Act and Joint Municipal Planning Commission Act.

This workshop will cover:

  • Introduction, Why inter-governmental cooperation?
  • Introduction, The line of continuum
  • The easy stuff everyone should be doing
  • Social/psychological aspects of cooperation (Why it often does not happen)
  • Full cooperation, Intergovernmental Cooperation Act
  • Full cooperation, Joint Planning Commission

John Amrhein, Public Policy Educator, Michigan State University
Kurt H. Schindler, AICP, Land Use Educator, Government and Public Policy, Michigan State University

July 16, 2012, 6:30-9 p.m., Charlevoix Public Library, 200 Clinton Street.
July 19, 2012, 6:30-9 p.m., Manistee City Hall, 70 Maple Street.

NOTE: The July 17th offering in Kingsley has been cancelled due to low
early registrations.
Please consider attending in Charlevoix or Manistee.
Call Lisa Schut if you need assistance with your registration: 231-929-5081.


Click for Workshop Registration Flier (includes mail-in form--pay by check or money order).

Online Registration (includes pay by credit card); click the location you wish to attend:    Charlevoix  |  Manistee


Networks Northwest always proves to be a valued resource for our local government planning efforts. No organization does a better job of convening partners, promoting collaboration, and reporting on the data than does Networks Northwest

Ty Wessell, Leelanau County Commissioner