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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Urban Metro Mayors and Managers to Host Community Financial Health Forum April 12

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News release from Michigan Municipal League 

Six West Michigan cities are teaming up with the Michigan Municipal League to discuss the state’s funding system for municipalities during a public forum on Wednesday, April 12.

Hosted by the Urban Metro Mayors and Managers, or UMMM, the Community Financial Health Forum will explore municipal funding, ways to improve the current system and local impact of state revenue-sharing declines during a discussion that is free and open to the public. The forum will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Richard M. DeVos Center of Grand Valley State University, at 401 W. Fulton St. in Grand Rapids.

“Understanding how your cities are funded is a topic that every citizen should care about,” said Anthony Minghine, Michigan Municipal League’s chief operating officer and associate executive director. “Our goal is to educate where tax dollars go, how the revenue from the state supports city services and ways to improve the funding system.”

The forum will feature a presentation from Minghine about the current funding system and opportunities for improvement. The presentation is followed by a panel discussion featuring mayors from Grand Rapids, Walker, Wyoming, East Grand Rapids, Kentwood and Grandville. The group will discuss local impacts of the funding system.

 “Understanding the nuances of state and local funding can be confusing,” said Mark Rambo, deputy city administrator for the City of Kentwood and UMMM coordinator. “The Financial Health Forum is a great way for residents and business owners to connect with local leaders and learn about the impacts of our current funding model.”

Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by emailing Allison Gotelaere at 
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