DEARBORN, Michigan - The City of Grand Haven has won the 2010 Community Excellence Award in a statewide vote of Michigan Municipal League members.
The annual statewide competition recognizes outstanding community services, projects and programs. It’s the highest award bestowed on a community by the Michigan Municipal League.
Seven finalists – one from each of the League’s seven regions – were chosen as inspiring examples of what Michigan communitiescan accomplish through dynamic leadership, creative vision and collaborative effort. Grand Haven was selected by popular vote in the Race for the Cup competition during theLeague’s 112th Annual Convention Sept. 21-24 in Dearborn (read more from our Convention).
Grand Haven won for its creative graphic design to communicate its annual city goals. Grand Haven's entry, "Vividand Lively Goals," beat out six other regional winners to claim the Michigan Municipal League's Community Excellence Award. The city's entry emphasized the importance of effective communication of the city council's goals to city staff. Accepting the award included Grand Haven Mayor Roger A. Bergman; Mayor Pro Tem Mike Fritz; City Manager Pat McGinnis and graphic artists Mary Snedeker.
Other finalists were Harbor Beach; Monroe; Saginaw;
the Village of Kingsley; East Lansing; and St. Ignace.
Read a Muskegon Chronicle story
about Grand Haven’s win.
Don’t forget to tell the Michigan Municipal League(mml.org) about a project in your community that you’re excited about, bynominating it for next year’s competition. Go herefor details: http://www.mml.org/awards/cea.html.
In the photo below Grand Haven officials celebrate with the CEA Cup as the 2010 Community Excellence Award winners.
Matt Bach is director of communications for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and 734-669-6317.