LANSING, Mich., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Association of Counties (M.A.C.) will welcome over 350 county officials to Lansing today for the 2014 M.A.C. Legislative Conference, an event that focuses on the current legislative priorities of the association and how counties can continue to efficiently and effectively serve their residents.
County officials will attend plenary sessions led by Dennis Muchmore, Chief of Staff to Governor Snyder, and Tim Skubick, host of WKAR's Off the Record. Skubick will be joined by Bill Ballenger, editor of Inside Michigan Politics, Chad Livengood, reporter with the Detroit News, and Chuck Stokes from WXYZ TV Detroit. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with legislators at the Legislative Reception, hosted at the Radisson Hotel on Tuesday evening, and will participate in educational workshops led by expert panelists, and attend both House and Senate sessions.
"This conference is a great opportunity for county officials to meet with their legislators, network, and learn from one another" said M.A.C Board of Directors President Shelly Pinkelman. "It is a beneficial tool in enhancing local government, which will, in turn, benefit the state as a whole."
The event is split between the Lansing Center and the Radisson Hotel and runs through Wednesday.
The Michigan Association of Counties (M.A.C.) founded on February 1, 1898, is the only statewide organization dedicated to the representation of all county commissioners in Michigan. M.A.C. is a non-partisan, non-profit organization which advances education, communication and cooperation among county government officials in the state of Michigan. M.A.C. is the counties' voice at the State Capitol, providing legislative support on key issues affecting counties.
SOURCE Michigan Association of Counties