Purpose of this Collaborative:

The Michigan Municipal Managers Collaborative is an informal association of Professional City, Village and Township Managers within the state of Michigan who are committed to sharing innovative ideas, municipal best practices, professional networking and project collaboration. This collaborative is non-political and non-partisan.

What is a professional City, Village and Township Manager?

Professional managers, much like executives running private sector corporations, bring together the leadership, vision, and focus on results needed to create better communities by:

· managing financial and human resources

· delivering core public services

· planning strategically for community development

· using performance metrics systems to drive continuous improvement

· committing to governing ethically and with integrity