June 13, 2019
10-11 a.m.

This program is an online webinar. The webinar link will be sent out following registration. 

Presentation by:

  • Samantha Zinnes - MSU Law Fellow for the MSU Extension Center for Local Government Finance and Policy


Elected and appointed officials at all levels of local government, as well as interested local government staff and residents.


Samantha Zinnes, a Law Fellow for the MSU Extension Center for Local Government Finance and Policy will present on current trends in local government in Michigan and future challenges. The presentation will focus on the current financial condition of Michigan local governments, the service solvency of local units, the preemption of local autonomy by state government in recent years, and what can be done to address these challenges.

 COST: Free

Potential Future Topics

  • Assessing and Addressing Local Service Needs
  • Road and Transportation Funding
  • Public Engagement on “Wicked” Issues
  • Strategic Planning in Local Government
  • Fiscal Sustainability
  • Engaging the Public in the Budget Process 
For information on this webinar series, or to view previous webinars, visit the program page: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/program/info/current_issues_affecting_michigan_local_governments_webinar_series? 

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Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information, contact Eric Walcott at walcott3@msu.edu or 517-353-9106.