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MML is the Official Non-Profit private organization of Cities and Towns of Mississippi. The MML lobbies the state and federal legislatures, provides education for municipal elected officials, provides technical support, represents municipalities with public and private entities, and is a networking media for municipal members.

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We've created an online version of our Mississippi Municipalities publication to make it easier for you to keep up with what is going on at MML & in communities around the state.

MML News

12/04/2019

State, Local and Tribal Energy - Funding Opportunities (November)

21 funding and technical assistance opportunities are available for state, local, and tribal governments from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), and others 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 EPA’s Grants website for further grant opportunities, guidance on how to apply, and training.

12/01/2016

Municipal Government Week 2020

Mississippi Municipal Government Week will be held January 20 - 26, 2020, 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.

12/12/2018

2020 Mississippi Municipal Excellence Awards

The Mississippi Municipal League Excellence Awards program recognizes cities and towns for meeting the challenges of municipal government through innovative problem solving, excellence in management, citizen participation and striving to provide a higher level of service. Each year, awards are given in the areas of public safety, planning and economic development and city spirit. Winners are chosen by a committee of judges outside of the MML and are recognized at the MML Annual Conference.

 

11/20/2019

LeadersLink Tommy Longo Disaster Leadership Award

LeadersLink is establishing an annual nationwide award to recognize an elected official at the city or county level whose efforts have enabled his or her community to recover successfully from a disaster. It is named in honor of LeadersLink’s first disaster mentor, former Waveland, Mississippi Mayor Tommy Longo, who passed away in March and spent years coaching communities around the country through the disaster recovery process.

Any individual elected to office at the city or county level of a community that suffered physical damage following a disaster sometime in the past 10 years.

Completed nomination forms should be emailed to Info@leaderslink.org by December 31, 2019.

Download the flyer and application below!

11/20/2019

Speaker’s Commission Summit Series #3 Turning Brain Drain into Brain Gain: Retaining Mississippi's Talent

Speaker’s Commission Summit Series #3
Turning Brain Drain into Brain Gain: Retaining Mississippi's Talent

During this half-day summit, national and local experts will address the issue of graduates leaving Mississippi and taking their talent elsewhere, the effect on the state’s economy, and highlight models that have worked elsewhere. After a series of presentations, participants will have the opportunity for dialogue during roundtable discussions focused on addressing Mississippi’s Brain Drain issue. 

Date and Time
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Location
The Westin Jackson
407 S. Congress Street
Jackson, MS 39201

MML members will receive 2 CMO Elective Credits for attending!

Click here to register!

10/04/2019

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants Application Period Now Open

On September 30, FEMA opened the Hazard Mitigation Assistance competitive grant programs application period.  This funding assists state, local, tribal, and territorial governments to reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages.

10/02/2019

Mississippi Rural Broadband Workshop - CMO Opportunity

Join local broadband stakeholders to learn about digital applications, broadband solutions and Federal and State grant and loan programs. These workshops are designed to inform and engage civic leaders, businesses, and community champions, and ultimately help reshape our communities and drive rural prosperity. This is a free event, but space is limited. Please register by October 16th.

MML members will receive 2 CMO Elective Credits for attending either workshop.

Choose your location:

Click here to register for the RAYMOND WORKSHOP.

Click here to register for the VERONA WORKSHOP.

If you have any questions, please call to speak with Justin Wilkes at (601) 965-4316.

10/01/2019

MS Urban Forestry Council Annual Conference “Making and Sustaining Livable Communities” - CMO Opportunity

The MS Urban Forestry Council invites you to attend its 32nd Annual Conference on November 7 - 8, 2019 at the Magnolia Civic Center in New Albany, MS.

This event is focused on "Making and Sustaining Livable Communities' Featuring great topics and speakers to help make your community more livable:

• Promoting livability with Comprehensive plans and ordinances
• Tree and landscape ordinances
• Making businesses and citizens partners in urban forestry
• Pollinators for Communities and Farms
• Water Quality, Urban Farming

Host hotel – Hampton Inn New Albany
Book by October 23 to get the special conference rate of $94.00 plus tax.

Click the link below for a full agenda and registration information! 

Register by October 23rd. Farmers get a special discount!

MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS WILL RECEIVE $50 OFF THE REGISTRATION FEE!

MML MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE 3 CMO ELECTIVE CREDITS FOR ATTENDING!

09/19/2019

Delta State University Local Government Leadership Institute - September 2019 Training - CMO Opportunity

Earn 2 CMO Elective Credits by attending Delta State University's Local Government Leadership Institute's September 2019 Training!

 

When:          September 26, 2019 @ 12pm - 2pm

Location:     Delta State University
                    Center for Community and Economic Development
                    1417 College Street
                    Cleveland, MS 38733

Topic:         “The Basics of Economic Development and Industry Recruitment and the Role Local Officials Play”

Download the attached flyer for full details and registration information!

09/19/2019

State, Local and Tribal Energy - Funding Opportunities (September)

15 funding and technical assistance opportunities are available for state, local, and tribal governments from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), and others 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 EPA’s Grants website for further grant opportunities, guidance on how to apply, and training.

09/12/2019

2019 Forum on American Enterprise: When I’m 65 conference - CMO Opportunity

09/04/2019

Mayoral Health Council Toolkit Training - CMO Opportunity

The Jackson Heart Study Community Engagement Center has been working to create healthier cities and towns through the establishment of Mayoral Health Councils. Training is now available. There is no cost, but registration is required for participation.

Friday, September 20, 2019
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Lunch Provided

Download the attached document for a full flyer, registration form, and draft agenda!

MML members will receive two CMO Elective Credits for attending.

08/27/2019

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program Grants for Fiscal Year 2019

08/20/2019

Partnership for Safe Water - CMO Opportunity

Optimize Performance & Access Funding to Improve Small System Operations

For more than 20 years, AWWA and the Partnership for Safe Water have helped large, medium and small-sized utilities learn how to operate efficiently with comprehensive programs designed by utilities, for utilities. Now, AWWA Sections, the Partnership, and USDA bring the same insights and guidance to small systems across the U.S. and in the Alabama-Mississippi Section AWWA to help optimize operations.

At the heart of the Partnership is the self-assessment process. Utilities have effectively used self-assessments to identify needs and performance-limiting factors. These needs are then addressed in the form of an action plan that aids in the continuous improvement effort towards optimized operations. Attend this introductory workshop to learn how supervisors and operators can access USDA improvement funds, and how the Partnership helps utilities optimize systems today and in the future.

 

Alabama-Mississippi AWWA Section
Partnership for Small Systems/USDA
Optimization Workshop: Cleveland, MS

Mississippi State University | Tuesday, October 29th
8:30am - 3:30pm
Mississippi State University Extension Office in Bolivar County
406 North Martin Luther King Drive
Cleveland, MS



*CEUs have been applied for with the MS Department of Health

*Lunch & refreshments will be provided, sponsored by Alabama-Mississippi Section AWWA

 

MML members will receive 2 CMO elective credits for attending.

Register with Lindsay Wright at almssection@gmail.com

08/20/2019

State, Local and Tribal Energy - Funding Opportunities (August)

Twelve funding and technical assistance opportunities are available for state, local, and tribal governments from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), and others 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 EPA’s Grants website for further grant opportunities, guidance on how to apply, and training.

08/16/2019

2020 All-America City Awards

 

 

The National Civic League is looking for communities with community-driven projects that demonstrate inclusive decision-making processes to enhance health and well-being for all. With the National Civic League’s Co-Title Sponsors, Kaiser Permanente and Well Being Trust, the 2020 Awards reflect the concept that good health for the entire community requires a focus on mental, physical, spiritual, cultural and economic well-being.

 

07/31/2019

MIMA Municipal Reporting Worksheets

During the 2018 First Extraordinary Session, House Bill 1 was passed creating the Mississippi Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2018. This act created a Special Fund to assist municipalities in paying cost associated with repair, maintenance and/or reconstruction of roads, streets and bridges and also with repair, maintenance and/or other improvements to water and sewer infrastructure. In order for a municipality to participate in the allocation of these funds they must complete the following two forms, which are also available on the MS Office of the State Auditor's website.

CLICK BELOW TO READ MORE!

 

07/24/2019

Fall 2019 CMO Evening Classes: The Basics of Starting a Small Business & How Local Officials Can Help

In conjunction with the MS State University Extension Service Center for Government & Community Development, MML is excited to announce the upcoming CMO opportunity that will be traveling to a location near you this fall!

The class, "The Basics of Starting a Small Business & How Local Officials Can Help”, will be held at night and will include dinner, allowing an alternative time frame to receive CMO credits for those who have day-time duties that prohibit them from attending some of our other CMO opportunities that are usually held primarily during the day. 

Please see the attached registration form for details including registration deadlines, fees, and locations that the class will be offered.

07/23/2019

2019 MML/PDDs Legislative Planning Regional Meetings

MML is excited to announce our upcoming Legislative Planning Regional Meetings that will be hosted in conjunction with our Planning and Development Districts across the state.

MML MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE 3 CMO ELECTIVE CREDITS FOR ATTENDING ANY ONE OF THE 2019 REGIONAL LEGISLATIVE PLANNING MEETINGS.

1 ADDITIONAL CMO ELECTIVE CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN IF THE MML MEMBER BRINGS HIS/HER LEGISLATOR TO THE MEETING.

Click the attachment below to see the full list of times, dates, and locations for each of the 11 upcoming meetings.

07/11/2019

Destination Downtown 2019 - 3 CMO Elective Credits

September 11 - 13, 2019

Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts
220 East Thomas Street
Hammond, LA 70401

Destination Downtown is a regional conference sponsored by Louisiana Main Street, Mississippi Main Street Association and Main Street Arkansas, attracting more than 200 professionals in preservation-based commercial district revitalization, including new and experienced downtown and neighborhood Main Street directors, board members, architects, planners, economic development professionals, public officials, volunteers and consultants. Attendees hail from communities of all sizes, from small rural towns to neighborhood commercial districts in larger cities across the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas.

Click here for full details and registration information!

MML members will receive 3 CMO elective credits for attending!

 

06/07/2019

MDA WEBINAR: “Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects for the Public and Private Sector”

WEBINAR: “Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects for the Public and Private Sector”

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 11 am – 12 pm CST

Mississippi Development Authority | Energy & Natural Resources Division

 

The Mississippi Development Authority’s ENRD, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, invites you to join us on Thursday, June 13, 2019, to learn more about how an investment in energy efficiency will maximize benefits and reduce energy-related costs in your organization. USDA/Rural Development will discuss programs available for funding energy efficiency improvements and/or installing renewable energy equipment in your business or agricultural operation. “Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects for the Public and Private Sector” webinar will begin at 11 a.m. and will focus on long-term financing solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

Following the presentation, we will offer an opportunity for questions and answers, as well as a brief survey to help us better identify your needs.

The presentation will be approximately one hour in length, and we offer it at no charge via the Intermedia AnyMeeting web conferencing platform.

REGISTER NOW!

05/24/2019

MS Main Street: Economic Vitality Summit - 2 CMO Elective Credits

 

Economic Vitality Summit

June 11-13, 2019

June 11: Olde Towne Depot in Clinton
June 12: Anderson Hall at Mississippi College in Clinton
June 13: William Winter Archives & History Building in Jackson

 

 

The Economic Vitality Summit is geared to professionals in preservation-based historic commercial district revitalization, including new and experienced downtown and neighborhood Main Street directors, board members, architects (approved for Continuing Education credits), planners, economic development professionals, public officials, volunteers, and consultants. The Summit is applicable to communities of all sizes from small rural towns to urban neighborhoods in large cities.

$100 to attend. Register Here by May 31st. 

We hope you will join MMSA as we celebrate our 35th year of developing Mississippi’s Downtowns!

MML members will receive 2 CMO Elective Credits for attending this event.

05/16/2019

MS Recycling Coalition's 2019 Annual Fall Recycling Conference - CMO Opportunity

The Mississippi Recycling Coalition Presents: MRC’s 2019 Annual Fall Recycling Conference
October 29-30, 2019 • Oxford Conference Center • Oxford, MS

MML members will receive 2 CMO Elective Credits for attending!

Mark your Calendars for October 29th-30th (Tuesday and Wednesday) for MRC’s 2019 Fall Recycling Conference in one of Mississippi’s most historic and beautiful communities, the City of Oxford. Oxford is frequently recognized for being the home of William Faulkner and for the City’s exceptional dining experiences, beautiful green spaces and long-standing commitment to growing recycling. Plan to join us for informative sessions and networking opportunities with the state’s recycling community at Oxford Conference Center at 102 Ed Perry Blvd.

Registration information will be available in the coming weeks, but put these dates on your calendar now so you won’t miss out on this important recycling conference!

Click the attached flyer for details or visit www.MSrecycles.org

04/23/2019

2019 True South: Basic Economic Development Course - CMO Opportunity

2019 True South: Basic Economic Development Course

September 23 - 26, 2019

Trent Lott National Center

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.

FEE: the four-day course is $650 or can be taken for graduate credit through the Southern Miss Master of Science in Economic Development Program.

Early bird registration is $600 if registered and paid before July 15. Scholarships are available.

MML Members will receive 4 CMO Elective Credits for attending!

For more information on the program details, please contact:

Shannon Campbell
601.266.6239
or
Tasha May
601.266.5507

04/05/2019

MS Heritage Trust Preservation Toolkit Workshop - April 10th - 12th

Join the Mississippi Heritage Trust on April 10th - 12th for a workshop on the fundamental principles of historic preservation and real estate finance.

The workshop will take place at the Lowry House in Jackson, MS. 

Click below for full details on this event!

03/21/2019

State, Local and Tribal Energy - Funding Opportunities (March)

Seventeen funding and technical assistance opportunities are available for state, local, and tribal governments from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), and others 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 on the attached document.


In addition, please visit EPA’s Grants website for further grant opportunities, guidance on how to apply, and training.

03/18/2019

Delta State University Local Government Leadership Institute - April 2019 Training - CMO Opportunity

Earn 2 CMO Elective Credits by attending Delta State University's Local Government Leadership Institute's April 2019 Training!

 

When:          April 11 @ 12pm - 2pm

Location:     Delta State University
                    Center for Community and Economic Development
                    1417 College Street
                    Cleveland, MS 38733

Guest Presenter: Dr. Joe Fratesi, Program Director, John C. Stennis Institute of Government & Community Development

Topic:          “Local Economic Development” 

Download the attached flyer for full details and registration information!

03/06/2019

Mississippi | Financial Management for Small Water Systems: Planning for the Next 5 Years and Beyond

Mississippi | Financial Management for Small Water Systems: Planning for the Next 5 Years and Beyond

Date: April 24, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Location: MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center
1815 Popps Ferry Road - Biloxi

MML members will receive 2 CMO Elective Credits for attending.

Click here to register!

03/06/2019

Demand Driven Education: Matching Mississippians with Real Job Opportunities

Speaker’s Commission Summit Series #2
Demand Driven Education: Matching Mississippians with Real Job Opportunities

April 16, 2019

Jackson, MS

8am - 2pm

YOU ARE INVITED: Come hear about a Mississippi-made model for success and other public policy considerations in workforce development. The Speaker's Commission on Public Policy is hosting its second policy forum on April 16, led by Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives Philip Gunn. Register now for this FREE event to reserve your spot! 

MML members will receive 2 CMO Elective Credits for attending this event!

03/04/2019

Rural eConnectivity Toolkit Now Available

Rural communities can now make a connection with USDA and federal resources available to assist in their area's eConnectivity development.

This toolkit presents USDA resources that support e-Connectivity and aims to help customers navigate the agencies within the USDA to find the opportunity that best fulfills their need. From grants and loans, to partnerships and in-person consultations, USDA can support a wide variety of project types for a diversity of customers. While the resources included in this toolkit can directly support broadband infrastructure growth, research and technology access, it should not be used as a comprehensive guide for all USDA resources that can indirectly promote the use of broadband technology.

03/04/2019

STAFFING FOR ADEQUATE FIRE AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE (SAFER) GRANT

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 SAFER Grant application period is now open and will close on Friday, March 22 at 5:00 p.m. ET. We recommend that you start your application today by reviewing the FY 2018 SAFER Application Technical Assistance Tools. These tools were produced specifically to help potential applicants plan their FY 2018 SAFER applications.

09/19/2018

Delta State University Local Government Leadership Institute - March 2019 Training - CMO Opportunity

Earn 2 CMO Elective Credits by attending Delta State University's Local Government Leadership Institute's March 2019 Training!

 

When:          March 25 @ 9am - 1pm

Location:     Delta State University
                    Bologna Performing Arts Center
                    1003 W. Sunflower Road Street Cleveland, MS 38733

Guest Presenters: P. Edward French, Ph.D., Professor & Department Chair, Department of Political Science & Public Policy, MSU

Topic:          “Small Towns, Big Issues: Managing Your Local Human Resources” 

Download the attached flyer for full details and registration information!

02/21/2019

State, Local and Tribal Energy - Funding Opportunities

Sixteen funding and technical assistance opportunities are available for state, local, and tribal governments from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), and others 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 on the attached document.


In addition, please visit EPA’s Grants website for further grant opportunities, guidance on how to apply, and training.

01/25/2019

Grants Training in Gautier, MS - CMO Opportunity

Grants Training in Gautier, MS

March 21-22, 2019

The City of Gautier and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Gautier, March 21-22, 2019. This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines. Attend this class and you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.

MML will offer attendees 2 CMO Elective Credits for attending this two-day workshop.

Click here for full event details.

01/15/2019

Spring 2019 CMO Evening Classes - "Elected Officials Role in Economic Success”

In conjunction with the MS State University Extension Service Center for Government & Community Development, MML is excited to announce the upcoming CMO opportunity that will be traveling to a location near you this spring!

The class, "Elected Officials Role in Economic Success”, will be held at night and will include dinner, allowing an alternative time frame to receive CMO credits for those who have day-time duties that prohibit them from attending some of our other CMO opportunities that are usually held primarily during the day. 

Please see the attached registration form for details including registration deadlines, fees, and locations that the class will be offered.

01/04/2019

MDA Webinar: Energy Efficiency Financing for Public Sector Projects

SAVE THE DATE!!!

WEBINAR: Energy Efficiency Financing for Public Sector Projects

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | 11 am – 12 pm CST

Mississippi Development Authority | Energy & Natural Resources Division

The seminar will focus on long-term financing solutions for energy efficiency projects at your organization.  Learn more about how an investment in energy efficiency will maximize benefits and reduce energy-related costs. The goal of the Energy & Natural Resources Division is to offer information on flexible financing options for all types of energy efficiency projects.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

10/02/2018

Earn 2 CMO Elective Credits - Attend the 31st Urban Forestry Conference and Celebration of Trees Awards

Join the MS Urban Forest Council for the 31st Urban Forestry Conference and Celebration of Trees Awards!

Landscapes for Healthy Community, Home, Farm or Business

                                         

November 1 & 2, 2018
MS Craft Center
Ridgeland, MS

 

Attendees will earn 2 CMO elective credits.

View the attached document for details including registration information and a conference agenda!

11/08/2018

Mayoral Health Council Toolkit Training - 2 CMO Elective Credits

The MS Delta Health Collaborative invites you to attend

Mayoral Health Council Toolkit Training
November 28, 2018
8:30am – 4:30pm (Lunch provided)

The training will be held at the BB King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center located at 400 2nd St, Indianola, MS 38751.

Healthy, thriving citizens are the key to success for not only cities and towns but the state as a whole. Every citizen successfully encouraged to be more active and every child taught to choose healthy foods is progress in addressing long-term health issues. To this end, the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Office of Preventive Health has been working to create healthier cities and towns through the establishment of Mayoral Health Councils. Training is now avail-able. There is no cost but please register.

MML members will receive 2 CMO elective credits for attending.

Click here for additional information and registration instructions!

 

 

 

10/09/2018

Earn 2 CMO Elective Credits: Attend “Changes and Challenges in Law Enforcement" Workshop

Local Government Solutions and Strategies invites you to attend a "Changes and Challenges in Law Enforcement"


Thursday, November 8, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Roosevelt State Park
2149 Highway 13
Morton, Mississippi

Click below for more information!

10/01/2018

NEMCC Leadership Consortium - Earn 4 CMO Elective Credits

Earn 4 CMO Elective Credits by attending these classes offered by the North East MS Community College! 

The NEMCC Workforce Division has a new round of leadership training beginning in October at the Booneville Campus. The workshop consists of five classes meeting on October 23 & 30; November 6, 13, and 27 from 8:30am until 12:30pm. Cost is $200 per person.

Click here for more information (and to register)!

Read more details by clicking the "Read More" link below!

09/05/2018

Mississippi: A Roadblock to Human Trafficking - CMO OPPORTUNITY

In preparation for the state’s 2019 legislative session, the Summit Series kicks off on October 3, 2018, with “Mississippi: A Roadblock to Human Trafficking.” This summit will provide an in-­depth and multi-dimensional look at human trafficking from the I-­10 corridor to Mississippi’s backroads. 

MML members will receive 2 CMO Elective Credits for attending this event!

 

Click the link below to read more details and registration information!

08/30/2018

CMO Opportunity: True South Basic Economic Development Course

08/08/2018

Fall 2018 CMO Evening Classes - Open Meetings and Public Records

In conjunction with the MS State University Extension Service Center for Government & Community Development, MML is excited to announce the upcoming CMO opportunity that will be traveling to a location near you this fall!

The class, Open Meetings and Public Records, will be held at night and will include dinner, allowing an alternative time frame to receive CMO credits for those who have day-time duties that prohibit them from attending some of our other CMO opportunities that are usually held primarily during the day. 

Please see the attached registration form for details including registration deadlines, fees, and locations that the class will be offered.

08/03/2018

Join MDA - Energy & Natural Resources Division for a webinar on Financing Energy Efficiency Projects!

SAVE THE DATE

WEBINAR: FINANCING ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS

 

Wednesday, August 23, 2018 | 11 am – 12 pm CST

 

Mississippi Development Authority | Energy & Natural Resources Division

 

The seminar will focus on long-term financing solutions for energy efficiency projects at your organization.  Learn more about how an investment in energy efficiency will maximize benefits and reduce energy-related costs. The goal of the Energy & Natural Resources Division is to offer information on flexible financing options for all types of energy efficiency projects.

 

REGISTER NOW!

 

07/20/2018

"Balance the Scales with Internet Sales" - A Tool Kit for Municipal Officials

With the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, South Dakota v. Wayfair, states are now allowed to tax internet sales for companies without a nexus in the state. With this result, there will be a significant increase in use/internet sales tax collected by the State of Mississippi. We believe that this revenue needs to be shared with our cities and towns.

We have created a tool kit with various items your city can use to encourage state legislators to include meaningful funding for cities and towns in any legislation for infrastructure funding that might be considered during a special session. Among other items in this tool kit, you will find a sample resolution template that you can use at your town's next board meeting to formally announce your support of this campaign!

Click below for all of the items you'll need to get started!

07/20/2018

2018 MML/PDD's Legislative Planning Meetings

   
This fall, the MML will be teaming up with the PDDs across the state to host the 2018 Regional Legislative Planning Meetings. Click here to view the list of dates and times that the meetings will be held.

Please note that several of the meetings have been altered from their original date due to our expectation of a special legislative session being called at the Capitol during the third week of August. Be sure to look at this new schedule to make sure you know when and where your PDD is holding its meeting.

MML members will receive 3 CMO Elective Credits for attending and one of the 2018 Regional Legislative Planning Meetings, and 1 additional CMO Elective Credit will be given if the MML member brings his/her legislator to the meeting.

We hope make plans to join us at the meeting closest to you as we begin to plan our 2019 Legislative Agenda! 

05/30/2018

NLC WEBINAR: Parent-Centered Employment Strategies Can Boost Economic Mobility for Families

Please join the National League of Cities (NLC) for a webinar launching a new initiative to strengthen economic stability for families in cities through a parent-centered approach to employment strategies. The webinar, which will take place on June 6th at 3:00 pm EDT, will share information about how cities can help families succeed by targeting parents in their workforce development efforts.

Click here to register, or click the link below to learn more about the webinar!

05/25/2018

Fire Is Everyone’s Fight™: MS Community Risk Reduction Summit - CMO OPPORTUNITY

Earn 2 CMO credits by attending the Fire Is Everyone’s Fight™: MS Community Risk Reduction Summit!

 

What: An overview of the fire problem in Mississippi, what we can do to change the statistics, resources to assist your efforts, and a planning session to make it a reality in Mississippi

 

Who should attend: Anyone who takes part in prevention activities or decision-making for those activities. i.e. career, combination, and volunteer chiefs, company officers, prevention staff, suppression personnel, elected officials, etc.

 

When: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018 (lunch is provided)

 

Where: MS State Fire Academy auditorium

 

How: Pre-register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MSSummit2018 so we can have an accurate headcount for lunch

 

Click the link below to view the event flyer and and tentative agenda!

05/10/2018

Financing Energy Efficiency Projects Webinar

Mississippi Development Authority - Energy & Natural Resources Division invites you to participate in their upcoming Financing Energy Efficient Projects Webinar on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 10:00am!

The 1 hour seminar will focus on long-term financing solutions for energy efficiency projects at your organization.  Learn more about how an investment in energy efficiency will maximize benefits and reduce energy-related costs. The goal of the Energy & Natural Resources Division is to offer information on flexible financing options for all types of energy efficiency projects. 

REGISTER NOW!

05/08/2018

Delta State University Local Government Leadership Institute - May 2018 Training - CMO Opportunity

Earn 2 CMO Elective Credits by attending Delta State University's Local Government Leadership Institute's May 2018 Training!

 

When:          May 17, 2018 @ 10:00am - 3:00pm

Location:     Delta State University
                    Center for Community And Economic Development
                    1417 College Street Cleveland, MS 38733

Guest Presenters: Ms. Judith Phillips, Research Associate, III, John C. Stennis Institute of Government; and Representatives from Cities United, Louisville, KY

RSVP:           By May 14th @ cbeaty@deltastate.edu

Topic:          "Community Profiles: What the Data Says About Your Community"

 

Download the attached flyer for full details and registration information!

05/03/2018

MS Heritage Trust Preservation Toolkit Workshop Series - CMO Opportunity

WANT TO TACKLE THAT DAUNTING REHAB PROJECT BUT NOT SURE WHERE TO BEGIN?

Join the Mississippi Heritage Trust and instructors Mike Grote and Jonathan Leit with Alembic Development of New Orleans for a Preservation Toolkit Workshop to learn about the fundamental principles of historic preservation and real estate finance. Participants will learn about the legal framework of historic preservation, master basic real estate calculations, and explore how incentives like tax credits can help close the funding gap and bring historic places back to life.

**MML members who attend any one of the MS Heritage Trust Preservation Workshops will receive 2 CMO Elective Credits!**

Click below for more information on when and where the workshops will be held, or download the attached flyer for full details of this exciting opportunity, including an outlined schedule for the first workshop of the series that will be held in Greenville!

 

04/19/2018

Starting a Drone Program for Public Agencies - CMO OPPORTUNITY

Interested in starting a drone program in your community? Attend the "Starting a Drone Program for Public Agencies" workshop and learn how to start a safe, legal, and successful drone program and keep it in compliance!

MML members who attend one of these workshops offered on May 8th and 9th will receive 2 CMO elective credits!

04/19/2018

NEMCC Leadership Consortium Union County 2018 - CMO OPPORTUNITY

Register to participate in Northeast Mississippi Community College's Leadership Consortium Project of Union County!

The leadership series hones essential skills in Leadership, Communication, Resolving Conflict, Managing Complaints and Improving Employee Work Habits. These topics will provide valuable insight and experience for leaders whether you are a local official, a business owner, an industrial manager or supervisor, or in the service industry (health care or commercial). Each workshop will involve lots of interaction and sharing of experience. Registration includes all five classes for the Leadership Consortium Project of Union County.

MML members who attend all five classes will receive 4 CMO elective credits!

 

04/11/2018

EPA Announces New Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects

Funding will leverage public and private investments to keep lead and other contaminants out of drinking water and upgrade aging water infrastructure

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submit a letter of interest (LOI) by July 6, 2018. 

Click below for more details!

 

03/26/2018

International Public Management Association for Human Resources-Southern Region Conference

The great State of Alabama welcomes the 2018 IPMA-HR Southern Region Training conference to Birmingham “The Magic City”. The three-day conference will be held at The Sheraton Birmingham Hotel May 20-23, 2018. The conference will include powerful keynote sessions, breakout sessions and networking evening events and provide you with valuable resources, products and services. For registration and information, please click here to visit the website. 

MML members will receive 3 CMO Elective Credits for attending this event.

02/21/2018

11th Annual Statewide Youth Leadership Summit Agenda

Take a look at the agenda for the 11th Annual Statewide Youth Leadership Summit! The City of Brandon will sponsor and host a Welcome Reception on the evening of Friday, March 2nd, before the Summit activities kick-off on the campus of Jackson State University, Saturday March, 3rd!

Check out the awesome classes we have lined-up, most of which will be presented by Mayors' Youth Councils from across the State! We've got an amazing keynote speaker, Miss Black Mississippi 2017 Kristy Johnson, that will speak to the youth from a unique perspective of once having been a member of a Mayor's Youth Council herself! 

Don't forget to bring items for our community service drive which will be benefiting the Good Samaritan Center of Jackson!

For any questions or additional information, contact our office!

02/16/2018

Nomination Portal for Opportunity Zone Designations Now Open

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 established Opportunity Zones as a new community development program aimed to encourage long term investments in low-income and rural communities. Private investment within a designated Opportunity Zone may earn tax relief on the capital gains generated through those investments. Tax benefits increase the longer investments are in place.

Census tracts with a poverty rate of 20 percent or greater and/or family income less than 80 percent of the area’s median income are eligible for consideration.

Each state may nominate a minimum of 25 total eligible census tracts but no more than 25% of the total number of eligible census tracts within the state. The U.S. Department of Treasury will approve the nominated census tracts and administer the Opportunity Zone Program.

This week, the Governor’s office launched a portal on the Mississippi Development Authority’s website allowing cities and counties to propose census tracts for inclusion in the nominations. Click here to access the electronic application.

States must submit Opportunity Zone applications to the United States Department of Treasury no later than March 21, 2018. Therefore, application review by the state will begin no later than March 5, 2018.

For more information regarding the Opportunity Zone program and to see if your community qualifies, click here. For more information, or if you have questions regarding the program, please email opportunityzone@mississippi.org.

02/09/2018

2018 State Executive Development Institute

Nominations are now open for the 2018 State Executive Development Institute!

SEDI 2018 will be held May 6 - 11, 2018, on the campus of Mississippi State University. The State Executive Development Institute (SEDI) is an executive style, graduate level, program offered by the John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development. The Institute is designed to prepare mid to upper level state and local government executives to be more effective leaders. Additionally, the SEDI may be taken for credit in the Master of Public Policy and Administration program at Mississippi State University. Additional fees and prerequisites may apply.

Application deadline is March 9, 2018.

For more information on SEDI or to be nominated, visit the website by clicking here, or call Frank Riley at 601-573-6188.

 

02/01/2018

Attend the NLC Congressional City Conference!

Attend the National League of Cities' Congressional City Conference!

March 11 - 14, 2018

Washington, D.C.

Click here to visit the event website or get more information by clicking the "Read More" link below!

01/29/2018

Spring 2018 CMO Night Class - Ad Valorem Taxation & the Municipal Budgeting Process

In conjunction with the MS State University Extension Service Center for Government & Community Development, MML is excited to announce the upcoming CMO opportunity that will be traveling to a location near you this spring!

The class, Ad Valorem Taxation & the Municipal Budgeting Process, will be held at night and will include dinner, allowing an alternative time frame to receive CMO credits for those who have day-time duties that prohibit them from attending some of our other CMO opportunities that are usually held primarily during the day. 

Please see the attached registration form for details including registration deadlines, fees, and locations that the class will be offered.

01/22/2018

2018 Mississippi Municipal Excellence Awards

Applications are now open for the 2018 Mississippi Municipal Excellence Awards!

The awards program is open to all MML members in good standing. Each municipality can submit one award application in each subject category, for a total of four applications. Entries must describe programs or projects brought to conclusion or showing significant results between May 6, 2017 and April 30, 2018.

For each project submitted, an official Municipal Excellence Award entry application must be completed. Please type or legibly print information requested on the award application. The application must be signed by the city’s chief elected or administrative officer.

Download the attached application for full details!

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE APRIL 30, 2018!

11/09/2017

Mississippi Rural Water Association - 2018 Board Member Management Training

See attached file for upcoming dates that the MS Rural Water Association will be holding board member management training sessions. 

 

Click below for more information.

10/30/2017

MSDH Technical Assistance Grant Announcement for Smokefree Air

The Mississippi State Department of Health Office of Tobacco Control, in collaboration with the Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, is providing technical assistance funds for local and county governments interested in educating their citizens on the benefits of smokefree air and the protections of comprehensive (smoke-, vapor-, and aerosol-free) air policies.

 

10/27/2017

MS Bureau of Narcotics Report: 2016 Opioid/Hydrocodone Prescriptions per Capita

Please download the attached handout presented at the 2017 Small Town Conference by MS Bureau of Narcotics Director John Dowdy regarding opioid and hydrocodone prescriptions per capita for Mississippi counties. 

09/08/2017

Important Information Regarding Annual Audits

To Municipalities of Mississippi:

Please click the link "Read More »" link below to read the notice and the accompanying Excel template attached that can be accessed by clicking the "Download Attachment" link.  This e-mail is being submitted by The Mississippi Department of Revenue in regards to SB2437.

File attached:
Annual Tax Revenue Report Form 09072017.xlsx

Reports should be submitted via email to the MS DOR at taxentity.annualreport@dor.ms.gov 

Aaron Robinson
Agency Support
Mississippi Department of Revenue
(601) 923-7662
aaron.robinson@dor.ms.gov

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