DEARBORN, Michigan - East Lansing City Manager Ted Staton was honored recently with a statewide award named for his most prominent predecessor.
Staton is the first active city manager to win the John M. Patriarche Distinguished Service Award, given annually by the Michigan Local Government Management Association.
The MLGMA organization cited East Lansing’s growth and economic development during Staton’s 15 years as city manager. Read a Lansing State Journal article about the honor.
The award was given during the 2010 Michigan Municipal League Convention Sept. 21-24 in Dearborn. The Convention focused on the eight assets that make for vibrant communities – physical design and walkability, green initiatives, cultural economic development, entrepreneurship, multiculturalism, messaging and technology, transit and education. The League had speakers throughout the nation talk about various aspects of these assets and why they are so important to Michigan’s Future.
For more about the League and what we do go to mml.org. For details about MLGMA go to http://www.mlgma.org/. View more photos of Staton getting his award here.
Matt Bach is director of communications for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at email@example.com and 734-669-6317.