The Barry County Board of Commissioners regular third Tuesday Commision committee of the whole meeting was moved back one day to Wednesday, Aug. 22 to allow commissioners to attend the Michigan Association of Counties Conference in Frankenmuth on Aug. 19-21. More than 300 county leaders were expected to attend the event.
The Michigan Association of Counties is an alliance of Michigan counties working to enhance county government through advocacy, shared services and education, according to its website.
Founded on Feb. 1, 1898, it is the only statewide organization dedicated to the representation of all county commissioners in Michigan.
Community and Collaboration" is the theme of the 2018 conference held in partnership with the Michigan County Medical Care Facilities Council. MAC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advances education, communication and cooperation among county government officials in Michigan. It is the counties’ voice at the state and federal level, providing legislative support on key issues affecting counties, the website said.