Presentations

Michigan Public Policy Survey Presentations

One of the core goals of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) is in making its findings available to policymakers at both the local and state level as well as other interested stakeholders. In addition to regularly-published reports, the MPPS staff have presented their findings at state and regional conferences. These presentations are available as PDFs below and can be printed in landscape orientation. Please note, many of these files are upwards of 20 MB in size and may require several minutes to download over slower connections.

To request a presentation of MPPS findings, please contact CLOSUP by email (closup-mpps@umich.edu) or by phone (734-647-4091).

Ivacko and Horner

University of Michigan Wolverine Caucus

Taking the Pulse of Local Government Leaders on Fiscal Health: Slow Recovery from the Great Recession Poses Concerns About the Future

CLOSUP's Executive Director Tom Ivacko and Project Manager Debra Horner presented findings from the Michigan Public Policy Survey on local government fiscal health at a Wolverine Caucus presentation on February 25, 2020.
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List of MPPS presentations:

2021

May 2021 – MSU Extension Current Issues Affecting Michigan Local Governments Webinar Series – Democracy at the Local Level: Resident Engagement (Findings from the Michigan Public Policy Survey) (PowerPoint as PDF)

2020

May 2020 – U-M Public Finance Seminar (PFFLS) – Perceptions of Local Government Fiscal Health and Fiscal Stress: Evidence from Quantile Regressions (PowerPoint as PDF)

February 2020 – University of Michigan Wolverine Caucus, Lansing, MI – Taking the Pulse of Local Government Leaders on Fiscal Health: Slow Recovery from the Great Recession Poses Concerns About the Future (PowerPoint as PDF)

February 2020 – Michigan University-wide Sustainability & Environment (MUSE) Conference 2020 – Energy policies and environmental leadership among Michigan’s local governments: Data from the Michigan Public Policy Survey (PowerPoint as PDF)

Previous presentations:

  • November 2019 – Michigan Association of Counties Podcast 83 – Episode 17: Survey results on local governments’ preparations for a recession (Audio recording)

    August 2019 – SaveMICity Podcast – Episode 15: Debra Horner on U-M Annual Public Policy Survey (Audio recording)

    April 2019 – Michigan Townships Association Annual Conference – Examining Board Relations: Township Officials’ Views from the Michigan Public Policy Survey (PowerPoint as PDF)

    December 2018 – Michigan Department of Treasury – Fiscal Health Insights from the Michigan Public Policy Survey (PowerPoint as PDF)

    October 2018 – National Center for Public Performance (NCPP) Annual Conference at Suffolk University, Boston, MA – Performance Management among Michigan Local Governments: Attitudes and Practices (PowerPoint as PDF)

    October 2018 – MPPS Webinar: MPPS Webinar: Michigan local government leaders' views on marijuana policy (PowerPoint as PDF | Audio recording)

    September 2018 – Michigan Municipal League (MML) and Michigan Association of Planners (MAP) Annual Conference – Civic Discourse in Michigan: Insights from Local Leaders (PowerPoint as PDF)

    September 2018 – Michigan Municipal League (MML) and Michigan Association of Planners (MAP) Annual Conference – Perceptions of Planning: Insights from Local Leaders (PowerPoint as PDF)

    August 2018 – Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) Annual Conference – Local officials’ assessments of Michigan’s current direction and state government performance (PowerPoint as PDF)

    July 2018 – MSU Extension Current Issues Affecting Michigan Local Governments Webinar Series – Local officials' assessments about Michigan's current direction and state government performance (PowerPoint as PDF | Audio recording)

    May 2018 – Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) – Local Government Officials' Views on Water and Environmental Issues (PowerPoint as PDF)

    February 2018 – Presentation to Ford School class PubPol 587 on performance management among Michigan local governments (PowerPoint as PDF)

    2018 January – MPPS Webinar: Workforce issues & challenges for Michigan local governments (PowerPoint as PDF | Webinar recording)

    November 2017 – CLOSUP Lecture Series at the Ford School – Michigan Local Officials' Views on Election Administration in their Jurisdictions (PowerPoint as PDF)

    October 2017 – Michigan Political Science Association (MIPSA) Annual Conference – Using Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) Data in your Classroom (PowerPoint as PDF)

    April 2017 – Michigan Townships Association Conference – Township Official's Views on State-Local Government Relations (PowerPoint as PDF)

    March 2017 – Flint Water Infrastructure Conference – Michigan Local Officials' Perceptions of Drinking Water Infrastructure Challenges (PowerPoint as PDF)

    January 2017 – University of Michigan Water Center – Local government views on drinking water infrastructure (PowerPoint as PDF | Video recording)

    January 2017 – Michigan Department of Natural Resources – The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) and MDNR Future Initiatives (PowerPoint as PDF)

    November 2016 – Midwest Association for Political Opinion Research – No more mixed-mode? Recontacting government officials in a post-fax age (PowerPoint as PDF)

    October 2016 – Michigan Political Science Association Annual Conference – Using Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) Data in your Classroom (PowerPoint as PDF)

    October 2016 – Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs Annual Conference – The Fire Service: A Local Perspective (PowerPoint as PDF)

    September 2016 – Michigan Association of Counties Annual Conference – Funding local government in Michigan: a broken system? (PowerPoint as PDF)

    September 2016 – League of Women Voters, Troy, MI – Local Leaders' Assessments of Police-Community Relations in Michigan (PowerPoint as PDF)

    September 2016 – Webinar on Michigan's system of funding local government, with the Citizen's Research Council of Michigan (PowerPoint as PDF | Webinar recording)

    April 2016 – Michigan Department of Civil Rights – Local Leaders' Assessments of Police-Community Relations in Michigan (PowerPoint as PDF)

    November 2015 – University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning – From Fiscal Health to Transportation Policy: Accessing MPPS Data (PowerPoint as PDF)

    October 2015 – Michigan Political Science Association Conference – Michigan Local Governments in Persistent Fiscal Decline (PowerPoint as PDF)

    October 2015 – Webinar with Citizens Research Council of Michigan on Trends in Local Government Fiscal Health (PowerPoint as PDF)

    September 2015 – Michigan Municipal League Annual Conference – Michigan local government officials' views on pension and OPEB obligations: a statewide overview from the MPPS (PowerPoint as PDF)

    July 2015 – Michigan Local Government Management Association (MLGMA) – Local government fiscal health: Self-assessments vs. external evaluations (PowerPoint as PDF)

    May 2015 – Great Lakes Commission – Survey Research on the Great Lakes (PowerPoint as PDF)

    April 2015 – University of Michigan Water Center – Survey Research on the Great Lakes (and fracking, too) (PowerPoint as PDF)

    April 2015 – Monthly meeting of Grand Traverse County local government officials – Michigan Local Government Fiscal Health: A Northern Michigan and Grand Traverse County Perspective (PowerPoint as PDF)

    March 2015 – Ford School Master's course on Public Management – performance management among Michigan local governments (PowerPoint as PDF)

    February 2015 – Press Conference – Lansing, MI, regarding MPPS report on Michigan's roads (PowerPoint as PDF)

    February 2015 – Municipal Finance Restructuring Concepts Workgroup – The MPPS and Michigan Local Government Fiscal Health Tracking (PowerPoint as PDF)

    January 2015 – Michigan Townships Association Annual Educational Conference – trends in local government ethics (PowerPoint as PDF)

    October 2014 – Michigan Political Science Association Conference – trends in Michigan local government fiscal health 2009-2014 (PowerPoint as PDF)

    October 2014 – Michigan Political Science Association Conference – who should regulate? a comparison of Michigan local leaders and Michigan citizens (PowerPoint as PDF)

    October 2014 – Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Detroit Branch – trends in Michigan local government fiscal health (PowerPoint as PDF)

    March 2014 – Midwest Public Affairs Conference – local government officials' assessments of placemaking as an economic development strategy: a view from Michigan (PowerPoint as PDF)

    March 2014 – Michigan Municipal League (MML) Capital Conference – trends in local fiscal health and funding local government in Michigan (PowerPoint as PDF)

    March 2014 – Michigan Municipal League's Legislative Governance Committee – Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS): Survey data on Michigan's local governments: 10 waves and counting (PowerPoint as PDF)

     

    November 2013 – Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch "What's after Bankruptcy?" Workshop – trends in local fiscal health and funding local government in Michigan (PowerPoint as PDF)

    July 2013 – Michigan Local Government Management Association Summer Workshop – funding local government in Michigan: a broken system? (PowerPoint as PDF)

    June 2013 – Wayne County/WCCC Forum: Broken Municipal Funding Model – trends in local fiscal health and funding local government in Michigan (PowerPoint as PDF)

    May 2013 – CAPPA Research Conference in Public Management – local government officials' assessments of data use and performance management efforts (PowerPoint as PDF)​​​​​​​

    April 2013 – Michigan Municipal League (MML) Capital Conference – trends in local fiscal health and funding local government in Michigan (PowerPoint as PDF)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    April 2013 – Ford School Master's course on Public Management – findings on Citizen Engagement among Michigan Local Governments (PowerPoint as PDF)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    March 2013 – Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum – findings on the system of funding of local government (PowerPoint as PDF)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    February 2013 – Wolverine Caucus – findings on the system of funding of local government (PowerPoint as PDF)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    January 2013 – Michigan Townships Association (MTA) Annual Conference – findings on Citizen Engagement in Michigan Townships (PowerPoint as PDF)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    September 2012 – Michigan Capital Area Chapter, American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference – Spring 2012 MPPS Emergency Manager law (PA4) findings (PowerPoint as PDF)

    April 2012 – Oakland County City Managers Association monthly meeting – findings on the EVIP program (PowerPoint as PDF)

    March 2012 – Michigan Municipal League (MML) Capital Conference – Local Government Performance Management and the EVIP program findings (PowerPoint as PDF)

    February 2012 – Michigan Local Government Management Association (MLGMA) Winter Institute – findings on the EVIP program (PowerPoint as PDF)​​​​​​​

    December 2011 – South Oakland County Mayor's Association – Oakland County results from the Spring 2011 MPPS fiscal data and Fall 2011 data on the EVIP program findings (PowerPoint as PDF)

    December 2011 – Michigan Local Government Benchmarking Consortium Conference – Fall 2011 Local Government Performance Management findings (PowerPoint as PDF)

    September 2011 – Michigan Capital Area Chapter, American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference – Spring 2011 MPPS fiscal data findings (PowerPoint as PDF)

    September 2011 – Michigan Capital Area Chapter, American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference – Fall 2010 MPPS data findings on intergovernmental cooperation (PowerPoint as PDF)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    October 2010 – 11th Annual Lent Upson Lecture at Wayne State University – Spring 2010 MPPS fiscal data findings (PowerPoint as PDF)

    April 2010 – Michigan Municipal League (MML) Capital Conference – Fall 2009 MPPS findings on Education Workforce Development (PowerPoint as PDF)

    March 2010 – Michigan House of Representatives Urban Policy committee – MPPS program overview and Spring 2010 MPPS fiscal data findings (PowerPoint as PDF)

    September 2009 – Michigan Municipal League (MML) Annual Convention – Spring 2009 MPPS fiscal data findings (PowerPoint as PDF)