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Even in these uncharted and difficult times, the Michigan Municipal League is dedicated to inspiring positive change for Michigan’s greatest centers of potential: its communities.

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Coronavirus Resources for Local Municipal Leaders
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What we do

From helping our communities in the fight against COVID-19 to leading the effort to build community wealth and expand opportunity for all, the League is a voice for proven policies that make Michigan a better place to live, work, and play.

The League supports intentional, block-by-block approaches to making resilient, adaptable communities that improve the human experience by building incomes for all, creating broader ownership of housing and business, and prioritizing inclusion. After a time of intense separation, we believe the need to create these meaningful outcomes is even more important.

Building Community Wealth

BUILDING COMMUNITY WEALTH

Communities grow best from within. Community wealth is created by building and securing assets in communities, ensuring that ownership of those assets is more broadly and equitably distributed to all.

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News & Community Stories

NEWS & COMMUNITY STORIES

Communities are the centers of commerce, health care, education, and entertainment. Our communities are where people gather to learn, to exchange ideas, and to create the next big thing.

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Links and Resources

LINKS & RESOURCES

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Explore the community wealth model and other resources to help as you prepare your community for future challenges and growth.

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Featured Articles

City Hall, Fenton, MI

Rebuilding the Heart of the Community

Back in the early 1970s, Pat Lockwood fell in love with a small town in mid-Michigan. She moved to Fenton, ... Read More
Employees behind the counter of a coffee shop, wearing masks.

Building Community Wealth Through Social Enterprises

The division of “business” and “social service” is an unnecessary one, says a category of organizations that choose to marry ... Read More
Image showing panelists and moderator on a video call. Upper Left Corner: Helen Johnson, Upper Right Corner: Regina Bell, Lower Left Corner: Freyja Harris, Lower Right Corner: Michael Shaw

Leveraging Philanthropic Partnerships to Build Community Wealth

"When we intend to do good, we do. When we intend to do harm, it happens. What each of us ... Read More
Michigan Municipal League Convention

Community Wealth Building Takes Center Stage at 2020 Michigan Municipa...

The Michigan Municipal League’s evolution into the concept of Community Wealth Building will be front and center during our upcoming, ... Read More

Why are we talking about this now?

We know our communities are being stretched in many new ways by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now is the right time to rethink all we do. Our focus on building community wealth is driven by successful communities that are growing, and in the process, are making their states more prosperous. As the COVID-19 threat is overcome, we will use our community wealth building focus to encourage innovations that will assist our communities—large and small—to grow, become stronger, and transform into even better places for their residents, businesses, and visitors.