A Local may be created by three or more GP-MI members, who live in a single county or up to five contiguous counties,
except that Upper Peninsula members may combine counties as they determine works best for them. There may be more than
one Local in a county.
For a Local to become official, its membership shall submit to the Locals Liaison, in a format provided, the name of the
Local, the names and current contact information of its members, its officer structure (if it has one), and its official
contact person(s) for the flow of information to and from the Locals Liaison.