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:
-- 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
-- ANDY DILLON
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