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  • Zoning Administrator Certificate Program

    Teaches zoning administration techniques in ways that reduce legal risks to the zoning administrator and their community.

  • Current Issues Affecting Michigan Local Governments Webinar Series

    A free bi-monthly webinar series covering issues affecting local governments in Michigan.

  • Michigan at a Crossroads

    The Michigan at a Crossroads Policy Guide features analysis of Michigan's most pressing policy issues facing newly elected leaders.

  • Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities

    A conference about attracting business to your downtown held in a new beautiful, thriving downtown each year with conference sessions held directly in the local businesses that help communities thrive.

  • Fiscal Management

    MSU Extension works to provide training to local elected leaders in Michigan’s 1,858 townships, villages, cities and counties; 608 school districts, 456 special purpose authorities, 14 multi-county regions, and 12 federally recognized tribal nations.

  • Michigan Ballot Proposal Forum

    MSU Extension provides unbiased analysis on Michigan's statewide ballot proposals that voters will see on the November ballot. Voters can learn what a YES and NO vote means, its impact, and attend an online forum to ask questions.

  • Zoning Administrator Certificate Program

    Teaches zoning administration techniques in ways that reduce legal risks to the zoning administrator and their community.

  • Planning commissions can strengthen inclusion with gender neutral policy language

    Published on April 7, 2021
    Are people of all gender identities represented in your planning commission bylaws, policies, and other documents? Many organizations have taken steps to update policies and replace gendered language with gender neutral options.

  • Planning for all generations

    Published on October 23, 2020
    Generational trends are leading to changing demographics in many communities and presenting new challenges. Having strategies to bring all generations into a planning process can help communities meet these challenges.