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September 15, 2011
We are excited to announce Peter Allen, President of Peter Allen & Associates, will be joining us during our Thursday morning general session, sponsored by Rowe Professional Services, at the Annual Convention. As a pioneer in urban economic development in the Ann Arbor area, Allen will share his experiences on how enlightened mixed-use development can add to the vitality and uniqueness of an urban area, such as Broadway Village at Lowertown, and a $140 million mixed-use brownfield redevelopment next to the U of M Medical Campus.
For more information and to register, visit tour.mml.org.
Get Creative at Convention
While at the Annual Convention, make sure to look for the League’s own art installation. The League has donated chairs to various artists around the state to create their own individual works of art. The one-of-a-kind chairs will be displayed throughout the Convention space. Each chair will be a part of the Foundation auction and you can bid to take one home!
In support of the arts and education, the League has partnered with the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation (GRSAF) to donate art supplies to students in the Grand Rapids district. Due to recent budget cuts, the GRSAF has taken over the responsibility for raising 100% of the funds for art and music supplies for the school district and the 19,000 youth that it serves. We see this as a great opportunity to support budding artists and to express the importance of the arts to community. Click here to learn more about what you can donate.
The MML Foundation Online Auction Is Open!
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The online closing bids become the opening bids at the live auction on October 6, 2011 at the League’s Convention.
2nd Annual Green Communities Conference
The Michigan Green Communities Conference will provide local government and university leaders an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge environmental projects and policies from their peers and experts from around the state. Sessions will be structured in an interactive format that offers attendees an opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences and to brainstorm new solutions.
This conference will help local government and university staff gain knowledge of sustainability practices that work in the state of Michigan. It is brought to you in partnership with the Michigan Energy Office, the Midwest Regional Sustainability Network, the Michigan Townships Association and the Michigan Association of Counties.
Webinar for Intermediate/Advanced Social Media Users
The League's Social Media - Your Next Steps features three speakers well-versed in social media and the ways Michigan's cities, villages, and urban townships are using it—or should be using it. This is a can't-miss session available to League members from the comfort of their own computer. Talk about efficiencies! Attend this one-hour session from your own office without expending a single cent on gasoline.