Academy of Municipal Attorneys (AMA)

educationParticipation in the AMA involves both an educational component and a practice component to achieve the purposes of the program.  The educational component seeks to train and educate the applicant in not only the basic elements of municipal law, but also to encourage academic and scholarly excellence in municipal law.  The practice component seeks to recognize the implementation of the academic component by applying the academic program to effective and competent legal practice.  In addition, membership in the AMA seeks to encourage opportunities for dialogue, friendship, and fellowship with social opportunities to promote the Academy.

AMA Graduates

John M. Barr
Lori Grigg Bluhm
Steven P. Joppich
Kevin K. Kilby
Peter A. Letzmann
William C. Mathewson
Catherine M. Mish
Andrew J. Mulder
Carol A. Rosati
Gregory T. Stremers

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Upcoming Events

IMLA Annual Conference
October 14-18, 2017 – Niagara Falls, Ontario CA

MAMA Mid-Winter Conference
March 20, 2018 – Lansing

MAMA/GLS Joint Summer Education Conference
June 22-24, 2018 – Crystal Mountain

Past Events

MAMA Annual Conference & Meeting
September 13, 2017 – City Hall, Holland


2017 Health Care Outlook and Issues for Governmental Health Care and Wellness Plans (download presentation)
Amy M. Christen, Dykema Gossett, PLLC

MAMA Presentation on Link Rot (download presentation)
Kathryn L. Loomis, Reporter of Decisions, Michigan Supreme Court

June 23-25, 2017

19th Annual MAMA & PCLS Summer Education Conference
Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

Food Trucks RegulationLauren Trible-Laucht, City Attorney, Traverse City

Vacation Rental Property OrdinancesEric Williams, Esq. and Nicholas Curcio, Dickinson Wright

Water and Sewer Infrastructure After the Flint Water Crisis – Enforcement, Repair, and Replacement Scott Conradson, MDEQ Community Water Supply Program

View from the BenchJustice Robert P. Young, Jr., Michigan Supreme Court (Retired) Handout

Announcement of the John Barr Scholarship RecipientsMML Foundation President Gisgie Gendreau

U.S. Supreme Court 2016-2017 Term (handout) Lisa Soronen, Executive Director, State and Local Legal Center

Police Internal Review Boards and Citizen OversightAudrey Forbush, Plunkett Cooney; Clyde Robinson, City Attorney, Kalamazoo; Megan Norris, Miller Canfield

Planning for Connected and Automated VehiclesValerie Sathe Brugeman, Center for Automotive Research

Why does my water bill cost so much? Mark Hurley, Gosling Czubak Engineering Sciences, Inc.

Police Civil Rights Litigation: From Ferguson to Dallas and BeyondMary Massaron and Jo DeLorenzo, Plunkett Cooney