Taking it to the Streets
Annual Convention - October 4-7, 2011
Grand Rapids, Michigan
October 4-7, 2011
Budgets are tight and we feel your pain. We’ve shortened the Convention to accommodate your travel budget! Convention will kick-off with the opening general session at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, instead of the traditional general session on Tuesday afternoon, saving you one night at the hotel!
From comprehensive media coverage to testimony in Lansing, the League has been beating the drum loud and clear to make sure both our legislative leaders and our citizens understand Why Place Matters. We can all help build better communities for people—places with unique identities and assets that truly put people first.
But we need YOUR voice if we want to be heard above the background noise. This year we’ve seen a shift in legislative priorities and attitude that threatens the ability of local leaders to drive the change our communities need to compete on a national scale in the 21st century.
That’s why we’re Taking it to the Streets in the heart of Grand Rapids during the final week of ArtPrize, where you’ll see firsthand how arts and culture are transforming that city’s image on a worldwide scale. It’s the perfect backdrop for our message on Why Place Matters in building better communities for the 21st Century. Our impassioned presenters are bringing a powerful message on how YOU can find your rhythm in today’s embattled economy.
It’s time for Michigan municipalities to band together and show the world we are the people and places of Michigan.
Inspire. Innovate. Engage. Empower.
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