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Policy Committees

MMA policy committees develop policy direction for the association and provide opportunities for members to interact with policymakers and other members of the regulated manufacturing community. MMA policy committees are manufacturing-focused and member-driven. See the Policy Committee Calendar for upcoming committee meetings.

 


MMA’s Manufacturing Agenda

As the only sector that truly competes on a global scale, manufacturers require a competitive business climate to be successful from their Michigan location. Our members need state government to be an active partner in our pursuit of excellence. MMA’s Manufacturing Agenda is an action plan for that partnership and outline of the policies necessary to achieve global competitiveness crafted by our manufacturing members, large and small, with the goal of making the Great Lakes State the prime location for manufacturing growth and investment. The Agenda was driven by MMA Policy Committees, with the guidance of the MMA Government Affairs Committee and the MMA Board of Directors.

 


The following committees are open to MMA members:

MMA policy committees develop policy direction for the association and provide opportunities for members to interact with policymakers and other members of the regulated manufacturing community. MMA policy committees are manufacturing-focused and member-driven. See the Policy Committee Calendar for upcoming committee meetings.

 


MMA’s Manufacturing Agenda

As the only sector that truly competes on a global scale, manufacturers require a competitive business climate to be successful from their Michigan location. Our members need state government to be an active partner in our pursuit of excellence. MMA’s Manufacturing Agenda is an action plan for that partnership and outline of the policies necessary to achieve global competitiveness crafted by our manufacturing members, large and small, with the goal of making the Great Lakes State the prime location for manufacturing growth and investment. The Agenda was driven by MMA Policy Committees, with the guidance of the MMA Government Affairs Committee and the MMA Board of Directors.

 


The following committees are open to MMA members:

  • Drive MMA’s air policy priorities and provide direct input into policy development.
  • See the Policy Committee Calendar for the next scheduled meeting.
  • Focuses on issues related to unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, MIOSHA standards and regulation, workforce development and manufacturing talent initiative.
  • Meetings for this Committee occur on an ad hoc basis. 
  • Engages in energy policy development to ensure MMA’s energy policy priorities focus on adequate supply, reliability and economically competitive rates.
  • Meetings for this Committee occur on an ad hoc basis. 
  • Members actively monitor water, solid waste, remediation and other environmental issue areas to develop non-air related environmental policy priorities for MMA.
  • See the Policy Committee Calendar for the next scheduled meeting.
  • Connect with fellow industry leaders, discuss common challenges, best practices and available resources.
  • See the Policy Committee Calendar for the next scheduled meeting.
  • Offers opportunities for input on policy direction regarding every major issue impacting Michigan manufacturers. Involvement in this committee provides opportunities to engage with state government officials.
  • Meetings for this Committee occur on an ad hoc basis.. 
  • Serves as a forum to discuss and provide direction to the MMA Government Affairs team on issues which impact employers’ health care costs.
  • Meetings for this Committee occur on an ad hoc basis.. 
  • Drives MMA’s amicus curiae program, taking an active role in major court cases that may impact manufacturers. Ensures that the manufacturing community’s influential voice is heard in the judiciary branch.
  • See the Policy Committee Calendar for the next scheduled meeting.
  • For more details on participating in the MMA Lawyers Committee, contact MMA's Eleanor Surtman.
  • Additional fees may apply for this committee.
  • Addresses the unique challenges faced by the members of the mining and mineral industries.
  • See the Policy Committee Calendar for the next scheduled meeting.
  • Develops MMA’s tax policy priorities and provides opportunities for interaction with regulators and manufacturing taxpayers.
  • See the Policy Committee Calendar for the next scheduled meeting.

Contact Eleanor Surtman

Eleanor SurtmanGovernment Affairs Coordinator
Call 517-487-8552
E-mail surtman@mimfg.org