Summer Agenda–June 2, 3, 4, 2021

Hotel Indigo Traverse City, Michigan



Wednesday, June 2, 2021

  • 10:00-12:00: Registration
  • 12:00-12:45: Lunch (provided)
  • 01:00-01:10 Welcome and announcements: -M.A.H.O. President
  • 01:00-3:00 p.m. Afternoon Seminar

Speaker: Ken Holton, Housing Rehab Specialist

Topic: Introduction to Lead

*No Evening meal provided


Thursday, June 3, 2021

  • 08:00-08:45 a.m.  Breakfast (provided)
  • 09:00-12:00 p.m. Morning training session
  • 12:00-12:45 Lunch (provided)
  • 01:00-03:00 p.m. Afternoon training session
  • 03:00 p.m. Annual Business Meeting (Board Elections)


Speaker: ICC

Topic: Effective Communication

Mastering the art of Effective Communication is key while maneuvering through our day to day. Being able to get out of situations without the need of physical contact and before situations escalate is vital. This class will cover verbal communication techniques as we use the Art of Word Play to assist in de-escalating tense situations both in the office and in the field. We will discuss the direct correlation and importance between verbal communication and kinetics to gain confidence in our everyday public interactions.


*No evening meal provided.


Friday, June 4, 2021

  • 08:00-08:45 a.m.   Breakfast (provided)
  • 09:00-12:00 p.m.  Morning training session
  • 12:00 p.m. Dismissal (PLEASE DRIVE SAFELY)

Speaker: Sherry Batzer of Batzer Law

Topic: Legal Aspects of an Inspection

Bio: Sherry graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1989, and spent most of the next 30 years practicing government law at both the city and county levels.  She was an associate professor at WMU/Cooley Law School, where she taught government law classes and ran a government law clinic partnering with local municipalities.  Sherry is now retired from the City of Grand Rapids and is still serving as an adjunct professor at Cooley teaching Zoning and Land Use.