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Community Excellence Award
Community Excellence Award Race for the Cup
About the Award
Every year, the Michigan Municipal League’s peer-nominated Community Excellence Award competition recognizes transformational ideas and innovative solutions to the many challenges facing communities.
Over the years, the CEA program has evolved to feature a growing number of place-based projects and initiatives that are having a profound socioeconomic impact on communities in each of the state’s seven regions.
Click here to see PowerPoints and videos from past CEA entries.
How it Works
In 2012, we transitioned to a less formal "elevator pitch" style presentation for initial entries at the regional level during Capital Conference. This makes the competition more accessible and easier for everyone to participate without a lot of time, expense, and expertise required. It also limits unforeseen technical difficulties.
Remember, giving a five-minute, “elevator pitch” style presentation at your Regional Roundtable is the ONLY way to enter! Competitors are given five minutes to present at their respective Regional Roundtable, held during the Capital Conference in Lansing. Following the presentations, the seminar attendees vote and the winner (for that region) is announced.
The seven region finalists will go on to the final round at the League's Annual Convention. That's where they’ll get to pull out all the stops for the kind of high-quality, entertaining production that's become such a highlight of the Annual Convention. Votes from every attendee are counted, and the winner is announced at the Convention’s final event.
Does Your Community Have What it Takes?
Enter your community in the Race for the Cup if you answer YES to the following questions:
Looking for inspiration? Click here to see slideshows and videos from past CEA presentations.
Congratulations to the 2014 CEA Regional Finalists:
Region 1: Fenton's Fire Hall project
See all the final presentations here after 2014 Convention.
Fenton Wins Community Excellence Award
Greater Lansing Shared Service Fire Initiative Wins Region 2 CEA Award
Harbor Beach wins excellence award
Grandville’s downtown streetscape project might earn city second CEA
Complementary bike program nets Cadillac MML award
Skill hill wins top honors Michigan Municipal League CEA
Municipal League Honors Gladstone Program
Gladstone skill hill enjoys banner year
Gladstone Wins Region 7 Michigan Municipal League CEA Award
Fenton Wins Region 1 Michigan Municipal League CEA Award
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