Bessemer City Manager Mike Uskiewicz and Councilmember Douglas Olsen accept the 2012 Region 7 CEA nomination in March. View and download additional photos of the 2012 CEA finalists.

Seven projects from around the state will be vying for top honors in the Michigan Municipal League's Community Excellence Award competition October 3-5 at the League's 2012 Annual Convention on Mackinac Island.

Region 7 (all communities in the Upper Peninsula) will be represented by the City of Bessemer’s water distribution cooperation effort. Bessemer has worked successfully to establish an efficient and effective working relationship between the city and the Gogebic Range Water Authority to improve the area’s water distribution infrastructure.

Bessemer will now compete against the other six regional winners (Alpena, Baroda, Durand, Grandville, Port Huron and Utica)  for the statewide CEA at the League’s Annual Convention Oct. 3-5 on Mackinac Island. The CEA program, 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.

Only Convention-goers may vote on the CEA winners so make sure to support your region by attending. Register now!

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