The Legislative Committee is made up representatives from the Clerk profession throughout Michigan. The purpose of this committee is to monitor all pending or proposed legislation that pertains to the responsibilities or functions of the municipal clerk by attending the meetings of the Council of Election Officials, and talking with other State legislative committees and subcommittees. Members of this committee shall be considered active members of the CEO, and some shall be voting members of the CEO. This committee shall also take an active role in initiating changes or additions in legislation that would enhance the duties of the municipal clerk. Other duties may include writing letters or calling legislators or testifying at public meetings regarding pending legislation.

The legislative committee shall work as part of a network informing other clerks of potential legislation and encouraging assistance. This committee shall formulate all legislative resolutions to be considered by the membership.

Committee Members

Chair, Jennifer Venema, Caledonia Charter Township

Co-Chair, Dan Kasunic, City of Kentwood

Joe Bridgman, Huron Township

Sarah Bydalek, City of Walker

Mary Clark, Charter Twp of Delta

Rob Crawford, Fort Gratiot Township

Lisa Hathaway, Grosse Point Woods

Linda Kingston, City of Clio

Terri Kowal, CIty of Auburn Hills

Michelle LaVoy, City of Monroe

Lanie McManus, Charter Twp of Garfield

Kim Metzler, Clinton Township

Jan Roncelli, Bloomfield Township

Chris Swope, City of Lansing

Sharon Tischler, Southfield Township

Jennifer Venema, Charter Twp of Caledonia

Ann Bollin, Charter Twp of Brighton

Debbie Miller, Rose Township

Jennifer Venema, CMMC/CMC

MAMC Legislative Committee Chair

Delta Township (map)
The regular meetings of the MAMC Board of Directors takes place the third Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held at the Delta Township Office beginning at 1:00pm.

Committee Resources

The Council of Election Officials (CEO) and MAMC Legislative Committee maintain a Bill Matrix, listing bills that have been introduced by the House or Senate, but not approved by both at the current time. Most bills are not likely to be signed into law, there are usually several bills introduced with a similar purpose and distinct differences. For those interested in viewing a current Bill Matrix PDF, it gives summary information on each bill with links to more specific details of a bill.

View the 2017-2018 CEO-MAMC Legislative Priorities list

View the 98th Legislature Leadership List