CAPITAL CONFERENCE 2012: THE POLITICS OF PLACEMAKING
Seven Region finalists presented their winning presentations at the Welcome General Session of the League's Annual Convention on Wednesday afternoon:
Region 1: Utica's Riverwalk connects the city's Memorial Park on historic Main Street (Auburn Road) with its revitalized riverfront.
Region 2: Baroda's "Gateway to Wine Country" campaign is the village's effort to reinvent the farming community that has lost its tool and die industry as an agri-tourism destination.
Region 3: Grandville is doing a major upgrade of its clean water treatment plant to incorporate innovative and efficient design that is environmentally friendly and cost-effective.
Region 4: Durand is renovating and revitalizing using the principles of placemaking, centered on its new streetscape project and its legacy as a railroad community.
Region 5: Port Huron Recreation Department is a partnership that is increasing revenues for the city while providing more recreational opportunities for surrounding township residents.
Region 6: Alpena and its surrounding region are promoting arts and culture as an economic development tool.
Region 7: Bessemer is working to improve relations with the Gogebic Range Water Authority to benefit the entire region.
League members are now voting for their favorite presentation. The winner will be announced Friday morning. Good luck to all the fantastic projects!
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