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Community Excellence Awards
The League recognizes innovative solutions through the peer-nominated Community Excellence Award, a spirited competition we affectionately call “The Race for the Cup.”
2012 Winner - Grandville
2011 Winner - Clare
2010 Winner - Grand Haven
Honorary Life Membership Award
Honorary Life Membership, first awarded in 1932, is the League's highest honor, reserved for the most active and inspiring leaders dedicated to the League and its mission.
2012 Honoree - Deb Doyle
2011 Honoree - Vicki Barnett
2010 Honoree - Michael Matheny
Michael A. Guido Leadership and Public Service Award
Celebrating a chief elected official who personifies professionalism and leadership, is dedicated to the citizens in their community and advocates on their behalf in Lansing and Washington, DC.
2012 Winner - Frank Brock Jr.
Jim Sinclair Exceptional Service Award
Celebrating a person dedicated to public service who has shown passion and commitment to the League, enthusiastically supporting its mission and promoting its purpose.
2012 Winner - James R. Buck
Legislator of the Year Awards
Each fall, the Legislator of the Year Award is presented to a few legislators for their instrumental actions in the Michigan State Legislature on behalf of local communities. These individuals are recognized for their efforts in the passage of legislation that will benefit local governments or who have fought consistently to support local government.
Awards of Merit
Each year, the Michigan Municipal League recognizes and honors a select few individuals with Special Awards of Merit for outstanding contributions to Michigan communities. The merit awards are given out during the League's Annual Convention.
Elected Officials Academy - An Education and Recognition Program
The Elected Officials Academy is a four-level program that recognizes the educational and leadership accomplishments of elected officials. Learn all about it by clicking here.
Click here for 2012 Elected Officials Academy Graduates
Level One: Education Award
To encourage and recognize the efforts of local elected officials who obtain fundamental information regarding Michigan municipalities.
Level Two: Leadership Award
Level Three: Governance Award
Level Four: Ambassador Award
Affiliate and Other Awards
Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys Awards
Click here to learn more.
Michigan Local Government Management Association John M. Patriarche Distinguished Service Award
This award is given each year at the Michigan Municipal League's Annual Convention during the Colloquium session. Click here to learn more.
Loss Control Achievement Awards
The Workers' Compensation Fund gives out annual Loss Control Achievement awards to recognize communities making outstanding efforts in maintaining safe work environments.
National League of Cities Awards
The National League of Cities (NLC) recognizes cities and towns that have turned ideas into accomplishments. It provides various avenues to cities for sharing and rewarding their efforts. Each year, member cities are given the opportunity to nominate their programs for three different award and recognition programs: Awards for Municipal Excellence, City Cultural Diversity Awards, and City Showcase. More on NLC awards