MAC Annual Conference to Cover Michigan's Pressing Topics

Sep 19, 2011, 07:00 ET from Michigan Association of Counties

First African American Female Will Be Sworn In As M.A.C. President

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) will be hosting their 2011 Annual Conference in Traverse City, Mich. at the Grand Traverse Resort from September 18-20 to provide a forum for elected officials to meet and discuss Michigan's most important issues.

Among the panel sessions slated throughout the conference are issues that are of great importance to Michigan's local units of government. Many of the topics will suggest ways counties can cut costs and better serve themselves if revenue sharing falls through. Additionally, MAC's first female African American President will begin her term commencing at this conference. Mattie Hatchet (D-Oakland County) will proudly be passed the gavel at the conference on Monday, September 19th at Noon during a banquet luncheon.

This year's keynote speakers include:

Keynote Speakers

-- Mitch Bean

Principal, Great Lakes Economic Consulting

Former House Fiscal Agency Director

-- John McCulloch

Oakland County Water Resources


-- Linda Langston

NACo 2nd Vice President

Linn County (Iowa) Board Supervisor

-- Mark Skidmore

Morris Chair in State and Local Government

Finance and Policy

Michigan State University Extension


State Treasurer

The Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) founded on February 1, 1898, is the only statewide organization dedicated to the representation of all county commissioners in Michigan. MAC is a non-partisan, non-profit organization which advances education, communication and cooperation among county government officials in the state of Michigan. MAC is the counties' voice at the State Capitol, providing legislative support on key issues affecting counties.

SOURCE Michigan Association of Counties