Lansing's Capitol Avenue Pops to Life this Week!
Under a hot July sun, Lansing residents and visitors are being treated to fun pop-up placemaking on Capitol Avenue! The west driving lane is for bikers only this week, and the League and a variety of Lansing area organizations set up creative parklets in the parking lane as part of the League's Convert Capitol Avenue project. Play in the sandbox at the League's parklet, get to know Bowser, Fenner Nature Center's snapping turtle, or challenge a friend to a giant game of Connect 4. It's all part of a bigger conversation about making Capitol Avenue more people-friendly. Read more.
Expand Your Convention Experience with FREE Workshops!
Convention attendees who arrive in beautiful Traverse City on the morning of Wed., Sept. 16 can join a special workshop at no extra charge! You can choose from Placemaking Strategies for your Community, Suburban Strategies for Success, or Waves of Waterfront Concepts. Space for these free workshops is limited, so sign up early! Read more.
Invite a Community Leader to Convention for FREE!
Every community has champions with a strong belief in their community's assets. Invite one of those economic development professionals, business or civic leaders to Convention this year! For every paid member registration, you may register one community leader FREE. Read more.
Ellsworth Launches Campaign to Create Community Square
In 2011, a fire destroyed a downtown building next to the historic village/township hall. With help from MEDC's Public Spaces Community Places crowdfunding initiative, they plan to use that site to create a community gathering center for social, cultural, and civic activities. Read more
Millennials Will Live in Cities Unlike Anything We've Ever Seen Before
In recent years, millennials have moved into cities at an astonishing rate. But now, they have begun moving out of big city downtowns and started a new trend: revitalizing smaller cities or opting for hybridized urban-burb enclaves where quality of life is the driving force. Read more.
Substantial Changes to FOIA Effective July 1, 2015
Our FOIA Resource Packet includes a One Pager Plus Fact Sheet, article from The Review magazine, Summary of the Act, sample procedures/guidelines, two sample fee itemization forms, and the Act with the new amendments. We also offer an on demand webinar. More.
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