Recent News

June 2014
Shining Light Awards now accepting nominations
Nominations are being sought for the "Shining Light Regional Cooperation Awards," sponsored by the Detroit Free Press and Metropolitan Affairs Coalition, to recognize people who are having a regional impact and making important contributions to regional cooperation, progress, and understanding in metropolitan Detroit.

Nominate someone for the 2014 Shining Light Awards now 


May 2014
SEMCOG releases new information on regional commuting patterns
New commuting data show the close connections between Southeast Michigan’s labor and housing markets.

Check out the new commuting tool 


April 2014
MAC members share Government Ethics Reform recommendations with Detroit Free Press Editorial Board
Editorial: Restoring trust in government is first hurdle for would-be officeholders (Detroit Free Press, Sunday, April 20, 2014)

MAC supports government ethics reforms to promote transparency
In its position paper on Government Ethics, MAC asks the question: How does Michigan stack up against the rest of the nation in conducting its business in a transparent manner that supports ethical conduct? MAC recommends principles that promote transparency, addressing such issues as conflict of interest and related disclosure of economic interest; issues related to the end of term, often referred to as the revolving door; and lobbying as it relates to gifts and honoraria.

For more information, please read the full Position Paper or Executive Summary.


February 2014
SEMCOG/MAC Citizen Survey Results: Majority of respondents say college degree most important to well-paying career
Southeast Michigan residents who took the recent online survey sponsored by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, and the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition (MAC) have voiced their opinions on building a stronger workforce in the region.


January 2014
MAC President Paul Tait reacts to Governor's State of the State address
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