The Maine Municipal Association invited MLI Managing Director Brian Lee Crowley to speak at their annual convention on October 6, 2011 in Augusta, Maine. The conference is attended by over 800 municipal officials from across the state. Brian's talk is a "special session" geared specifically towards elected officials. Description below:

Why Municipal Government Works Best Thursday, October 6 – 8:45-10:00 a.m. SPECIAL SESSION! Elected Officials: Please join renowned Canadian Economist Dr. Brian Lee Crowley as he shares his country's costly and failed efforts to force municipalities to regionalize – or "amalgamate," as Canadians would call it. Crowley, a well-known television commentator and political expert in Ottawa, explains why municipalities are by far the most cost-effective, efficient level of government – and he has the data to prove it!  Presenter: Dr. Brian Lee Crowley, Managing Director, Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Ottawa, Canada.


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