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City of Grandville Wins MML's 2012 Community Excellence Award

clock October 8, 2012 12:27 by author Matt Bach


Grandville officials celebrate winning the 2012 Community Excellence Award. Read the press release.

MACKINAC ISLAND, Michigan - The city of Grandville was honored with the Michigan Municipal League's 2012 Community Excellence Award on October 5 at the League's Annual Convention on Mackinac Island.

The peer-nominated Community Excellence Award, affectionately called “The Race for the Cup,” was started by the League in 2007 to recognize innovative solutions taking place in Michigan’s cities, villages and urban townships. Grandville’s expansion and renovation project created a clean water plant that incorporates innovative wastewater treatment technology.

Read more in this press release. View photos from the CEA competition.

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MML 2012 Convention Starts Today, Registration Opens at 9 am

clock October 3, 2012 07:22 by author Matt Bach

The 2012 Michigan Municipal League Convention starts today at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Convention registration opens today and runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Gerald R. Ford Room of the Grand Hotel. The welcoming general session begins at 2 p.m. in the Grand Hotel Theatre with opening remarks by Dan Musser of the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island mayor Margaret Doud and League President Karen Majewski, mayor of Hamtramck. The annual Parade of Flags festivities will then take place followed by presentations from the seven CEA (Community Excellence Award) finalsts.

View the full Convention program.

Check out the full Convention agenda and more detailed list of topics to be discussed, including a discussion on some of the controversial ballot issues that may appear on the November ballot, new laws regarding cell towers, how to secure grant funding for your community, how governments can address illegal drugs in their communities, collaborative innovation by Jeff DeGraff, walkable urbanism from Chris Leinberger, how to build resilient communities by Chuck Marohn, thinking global for local issues by Clarence Anthony, using art and creativity to drive our state forward by Jennifer Goulet, local finance issues and strategies, and community design and sustainability.

Convention Registration is in the Gerald R. Ford Room of the Grand Hotel. It opens at 9 a.m. today (Oct. 3, 2012).

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We Made It! 2012 League Convention Starts Tomorrow!

clock October 2, 2012 15:36 by author Matt Bach

The annual Michigan Municipal Convention officially begins tomorrow (Oct. 3, 2012), but many League members and staff are already here on Mackinac Island. The weather is fantastic and the fall colors are amazing.

View the full Convention program.

Check out the full Convention agenda and more detailed list of topics to be discussed, including a discussion on some of the controversial ballot issues that may appear on the November ballot, new laws regarding cell towers, how to secure grant funding for your community, how governments can address illegal drugs in their communities, collaborative innovation by Jeff DeGraff, walkable urbanism from Chris Leinberger, how to build resilient communities by Chuck Marohn, thinking global for local issues by Clarence Anthony, using art and creativity to drive our state forward by Jennifer Goulet, local finance issues and strategies, andcommunity design and sustainability.

League staff and members walk up the hill to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. What a view!

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League Convention is in Two Weeks, Still Time to Register

clock September 19, 2012 10:38 by author Matt Bach



The annual Michigan Municipal Convention is just two weeks away, but there is still time to register by clicking here. This year’s Convention is taking place Oct. 3-5 on Mackinac Island.

View the full Convention program.

Check out the full Convention agenda and more detailed list of topics to be discussed, including a discussion on some of the controversial ballot issues that may appear on the November ballot, new laws regarding cell towers, how to secure grant funding for your community, how governments can address illegal drugs in their communities, collaborative innovation by Jeff DeGraff, walkable urbanism from Chris Leinberger, how to build resilient communities by Chuck Marohn, thinking global for local issues by Clarence Anthony, using art and creativity to drive our state forward by Jennifer Goulet, local finance issues and strategies, and community design and sustainability.

 

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New Drug Update, How Locals Can Help Topic at 2012 Convention

clock September 6, 2012 13:39 by author Matt Bach


Det. Lt. George Sailer discusses illegal drug issues facing Michigan communities during a meeting with UP Michigan officials.

Illegal substances are a costly problem both financially and with regard to preserving quality of life within Michigan communities. During the Michigan Municipal League's 2012 Convention taking place October 3-5 on Mackinac Island we will have an eye-opening presentation for local officials about this dynamic, adaptable and formidable force trending everywhere.

Detective Lieutenant George Sailer, Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) will give the presentation Thursday, Oct. 4 about highly addictive modern meth, bath salts, K-2, spice and other trending drugs available to our school-age kids. These are the drugs responsible for erratic and deadly behavior, increasing crime, hazardous contamination sites, and neglected/abused children in our neighborhoods. Also in this sessions you’ll learn what law enforcement needs from local officials to help reduce and prevent this activity in your town. This presentation will educate and motivate.

Check out the full Convention agenda and more detailed list of topics to be discussed, including a discussion on some of the controversial ballot issues that may appear on the November ballot, new laws regarding cell towers, how to secure grant funding for your community, how governments can address illegal drugs in their communities, collaborative innovation by Jeff DeGraff, walkable urbanism from Chris Leinberger, how to build resilient communities by Chuck Marohn, thinking global for local issues by Clarence Anthony, using art and creativity to drive our state forward by Jennifer Goulet, local finance issues and strategies, and community design and sustainability. Be sure to register by Friday, Sept. 7 to get the early bird discount.

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