9:00 - 10:00 AM  Legislative Update / State of MAC

Steve Currie, Executive Director, MAC
Deena Bosworth, 
Director of Governmental Affairs, MAC

10:15 - 11:45 AM  Improved Communication is Key to Staff Engagement

Steve Palmreuter
Owner, Boost Value Consulting


10:45 - 11:45 AM  The County Apportionment Process in Michigan

John AmrheinMSU Extension
Eric Walcott, MSU Extension



10:45 - 11:45 AM  County Veterans Service Grant Fund

Robert Price
Director Strategic Outreach, MI Veterans Affairs Agency

10:45 - 11:45 AM  Metropolitan Planning Organizations

Jim Snell
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission


12:15 - 1:45 PM   Stories of Why: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Antiracism

Zoe Lyons
County Director, Jackson MDHHS

12:45 - 1:45 PM  Leading In Times Of Great Change

Tim Rahschulte
CEO, Professional Development Academy

12:45 - 1:45 PM  Michigan’s Failing Septic Policy

Jon Beard
Director, Public Sector Consultants

12:45 - 1:45 PM  Leveraging Federal Relief Grants

Sean Carlson
Deputy County Executive, Oakland County

9:00 - 10:00 AM  Legislative Roundtable

House Speaker Jason Wentworth (R-Clare)
Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Jackson)

House Minority Floor Leader Yousef Rabhi (D-Washtenaw)
Senator Curtis Hertel (D-Ingham)

10:15 - 11:45 AM  Workplace Diversity and Sensitivity Training

Steve Girard
Clark Hill


10:45 - 11:45 AM  Legislative 101

Deena Bosworth, Director of Governmental Affairs, MAC
Meghann Keit-Corrion, Governmental Affairs Associate, MAC

10:45 - 11:45 AM  Labor Negations in the Current Environment

Matt Nordfjord
Attorney, Cohl, Stoker & Toskey, P.C.

10:45 - 11:45 AM  Dispelling the Myths of DEI in County Work

Robyn Afrik
Director of DEI, Ottawa County Office of Diversity

Qualifies for credit in County Commissioner Academy


11:45 - 12:15 PM  Implementing the American Rescue Plan to Rebuild Local Economies

Judge Gary MoorePresident, NACo
Matthew Chase, CEO/Executive Director, NACo

12:50 - 1:00 PM  NACo-MAC Flag Retirement Program

John Losh
Associate Membership Director, NACo

1:00 - 1:45 PM  CCA 'Graduation'


Hosted By: Steve Currie

2:00 - 3:30 PM  State Licensure and Federal Certification Regulatory Update

Larry Horvath
Bureau Director, State of MI - Bureau of Community and Health Systems, LARA

2:30 - 3:30 PM  The Cause of Death Is What Now?

Lisa M. Kaspriak
Small Business Owner / Administrator, Mid Michigan Medical Examiner Group

2:30 - 3:30 PM  Personal Property Taxes and Replacement Options

Tim Dempsey
VP, Public Sector Consultants 


2:30 - 3:30 PM  Juvenile Justice

Elizabeth Clement
Justice, Michigan Supreme Court