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MML promotes news, events, and conferences of interest to its members. In addition, the MML publishes a magazine, pamphlets, and technical briefs to assist its member cities and their officials in performing their duties. There also links to other publications of interest to municipal officials.

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May 2017 EPA Funding Opportunities

May 2017 – More Than $103 Million in Funding and Technical Assistance Available for State, Local, and Tribal Governments 

More than $103 million in funding and technical assistance is available for state, local, and tribal governments from the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Transit Authority (FTA), National Park Service (NPS), and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) that can be used to support climate and energy initiatives, including economic development, sustainable communities, green infrastructure, and water efficiency. For full eligibility and application details, please visit the links provided below.

In addition, please visit the calendar of 2017 EPA grant opportunities that may be of particular interest to communities.

2017 Mississippi Housing and Community Development Conference

The Mississippi Housing Partnership invites you to attend the 2017 Mississippi Housing and Community Development Conference. View the attached PDF for more information!

2017 Eligible CMO Graduates

We have compiled a list of elected officials that have reached the requirements to graduate from one of the three levels of the Certified Municipal Officials (CMO) program at the Annual Conference this July. If you do not see your name on one of the three lists but believe that you are eligible for graduation this year, please contact June Dunlap at 601-353-5854 or june1@mmlonline.com.

2017 Elected Officials Eligible to Graduate from the CMO Program - Basic Level

2017 Elected Officials Eligible to Graduate from the CMO Program - Advanced Level

2017 Elected Officials Eligible to Graduate from the CMO Program - Professional Development Level

 

If you are one of the graduation eligible officials, please complete the 2017 CMO Graduation Form sent to your city and return it to the MML office so that we can finalize graduation materials!

MML to Hold Newly Elected Officials Orientation

This summer, MML is hitting the road to join up with the Planning & Development Districts across the state to offer an orientation session to newly elected officials.

 

$20 Million Blight Elimination Program Launches In Mississippi

Blight Elimination Program 
Applicants, consisting of municipalities and county governments, agree to participate with a non-government Blight Partner to eliminate blight in communities thereby strengthening the value of nearby properties, and increasing green space. Applicants may receive up to $500,000 per application cycle, a total of 8 times, to fund the demolition of (1-4) unit single family residential structures.  Approximately 2,000 homes will be demolished statewide at an average cost of $10,000.

60th Annual MWEA Conference & Technical Exhibition - CMO OPPORTUNITY!

Earn 2 CMO Elective Credits by attending an outstanding educational and networking experience with the 60th Annual Mississippi Water Environment Association's 2017 Conference and Exhibition held on June 6 - 9, 2017, in Vicksburg, MS! Click here for online registration! Download the attachment for full details.

 

Municipal Government Week 2017

Mississippi Municipal Government Week will be held January 15 - 21, 2017, as a part of the League's long-term effort to increase public support for and involvement in municipal government, as well as provide a means to raise awareness of the wide range of services provided by municipalities. MML has created a tool kit for members to celebrate Municipal Government Week in each community across the state.

CMO Opportunity - True South Basic Economic Development Course

EARN 2 CMO ELECTIVE CREDITS

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE TRUE SOUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COURSE

This is an introductory course exposing participants to the fundamentals and practice of creating jobs, increasing wealth, improving the tax base and enhancing a community’s quality-of-life, the first step in pursuing professional certification.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The True South Basic Economic Development Course is designed for community leaders and stakeholders who participate in the process of community economic development. Typical conference attendees include chamber of commerce, economic, and community development organization professionals; elected and appointed officials; government agency staff; community planners; utility personnel; bankers; business leaders; real estate brokers and developers; community volunteers; and students enrolled in the Masters of Economic Development program. 

LOCATION AND DATE

September 11 -14, 2017, in Hattiesburg, MS at The University of Southern Mississippi Trent Lott National Center

2017-2018 Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy

The Delta Leadership Institute is now accepting applications for its 2017-2018 Executive Academy class. The 252 counties and parishes served by the Delta Regional Authority make up one of the most distressed regions of the country, facing profound economic, health, educational, and infrastructure challenges. The Delta Leadership Institute was created to empower a corps of leaders with the tools, experiences, and networks to address these local and regional challenges. The DLI Executive Academy trains leaders from diverse backgrounds, sectors, and industries to improve the economic competitiveness and social viability of the Mississippi River Delta and Alabama Black Belt. Click here to view a map indicating counties in Mississippi that are covered through this organization. 

The application is now available online at http://leadership.dra.gov/delta-leadership-application-form/ and full info about the program, dates, commitment, etc. is available at http://leadership.dra.gov. Applications are due Friday, July 14.

MML's Resolution Requesting Assistance in Maintaining Public Infrastructure

View the attached resolution that the MML Board of Directors passed in an effort of encouraging the Mississippi Legislature to assist Mississippi's municipalities in improving, repairing and maintaining their public infrastructure. This resolution was sent to each member of the State Legislature, including Governor Phil Bryant, Lt. Governor Tate Reeves, and Speaker Philip Gunn.

 

If your city or town would like to pass a similar resolution at your next board meeting, please click here for a resolution template.