Representatives from the seven regional winners!

Seven Michigan communities have been selected as finalists for the 2014 Michigan Municipal League Community Excellence Award (CEA) competition, affectionately known as the “Race for the Cup.”

The seven communities were selected by their peers in regional meetings Tuesday, March 18, during the League’s 2014 Capital Conference in Lansing. All seven will now compete in for the statewide CEA title Oct. 14-17, 2014, in Marquette during the League’s Annual Convention. The seven selected communities are from Region 1: Fenton; Region 2: a joint project by Lansing, East Lansing and the townships of Lansing, Meridian, Delta and Delhi; Region 3: Grandville; Region 4: Ithaca; Region 5: Harbor Beach; Region 6: Cadillac and Region 7: Gladstone. Stay tuned to this blog for additional details on the winners and other communities that competed:

Matt Bach is director of media relations for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at

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