Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Talks with Media after Michigan Municipal League Board Meeting
Gov. Rick Snyder spoke to the Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees Friday about his desire to partner with Michigan communities. The governor said he understands there cannot be economic development unless Michigan has great communities. He said quality of life and place are intertwined with Michigan's economic recovery. Snyder told League President Carol Shafto, Alpena Mayor, and other MML board members that he intends to introduce a broad package of reforms that will help communities deal with the financial crisis facing their municipalities and the state. Go to mml.org for details. Snyder met with and fielded questions from Howell City Manager Shea Charles, MML Board President and Alpena Mayor Carol Shafto, Alan G. Vanderberg, Ottawa County Administrator and President of the Michigan Local Government Managers Association (MLGMA), Larry Nielsen, Manager of the Village of Paw Paw, Ray Anderson, City Manager for the City of Norway, Jeff Jenks, Mayor Pro Tem of Huntington Woods, David Lossing, Linden Mayor, and several other municipal leaders from throughout the state. Also attending was League staff, including CEO Dan Gilmartin, Summer Minnick, Tony Minghine, Andy Schor, Arnold Weinfeld, Samantha Harkins, Matt Bach, Colleen Layton, Nicole Brown, Kelly Warren, Terri Murphy, Heather Van Poucker, Rob Ferrari, Luke Forrest, William Mathewson and Mike Forster. The League board also met Friday morning with Michigan Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, and Bill Rustem, chief strategist for Governor Snyder. For more about the League and what we do go to mml.org.