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Baroda Uncorks Placemaking Potential with Wine Tasting Room

The village of Baroda, in southwest Michigan, was featured in the League's book, The Economics of Place: The Art of Building Great Communities, for its placemaking efforts to transition into a wine country destination. Baroda has now taken another step in that direction with the recent opening of Lake Michigan Vintners Tasting Room in a storefront on First Street. The tasting room is part of Lake Michigan College's Wine and Viticulture Technology program and is the midwest's only teaching winery. LMC envisions it as the core of a major destination spot. Read more.

Dark Stores Victory for the City of Sault Ste. Marie!

An ongoing dispute at the Michigan Tax Tribunal involving the City of Sault Ste. Marie and Wal-Mart has come to a conclusion, with Wal-Mart withdrawing its appeal and the taxable value previously set by the city for the Wal-Mart property remaining intact. It was a community-wide effort to protest the application of the 'dark store theory' of property valuation. View Order of Dismissal. Read more.

MAM Summer Workshop Setting Up Shop in Monroe

Join your colleagues in Monroe for the 2017 Michigan Association of Mayors Summer Workshop, July 13-14. We'll focus on communication skills, understanding budgeting, and more. There's also an optional tour of the River Raisin National Battlefield Park. Register now! More.

MME Summer Workshop Coming to Muskegon

"Building Better Municipal Executives" is the theme of this year's Michigan Municipal Executives Summer Workshop, July 25-28. Join fellow managers for fun, networking, and sessions on a variety of topics, including What Improv Can Teach Us About Communicating. Sign up today! More.

Michigan Counties Seeing Increased Young Adult Civic Engagement

The majority of Michigan counties exhibit moderate to high levels of opportunity to increase youth civic engagement, according to the Reaching All Youth Strengthens Engagement Index. According to the index, 64 of Michigan's 83 counties had a rating of 3 stars or higher. Read more

NEW Legal Defense Fund Online Amicus Brief Bank

The best legal thinking on key municipal issues is now at your fingertips! The MML Legal Defense Fund has created an online, searchable dababase of amicus curiae briefs, 1997-present. Municipal attorneys and elected/appointed officials will find this new resource helpful in managing and defending their municipality. Read more.

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