Inter-Governmental Cooperation Workshop Offered in Charlevoix and Manistee
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.
- 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).
Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission