Community Excellence Awards Program is All New for 2015!
The League is excited to announce that, based on member feedback, we have redesigned the Community Excellence Awards program to keep it fresh, relevant, and more inclusive for all our communities. The new process will take place primarily online on the new CEA website, and will focus on the four categories of our Partnership for Place Agenda. The new CEA website offers a greater variety of presentation formats, and you can get your whole community involved with online voting! Projects can be submitted March 2 - April 17. We're looking forward to your creative entries! Read more.
Michigan Municipal League Actively Supports Voting YES on Proposal 1
Michigan's roads play a vital role in the state's long-term success, but they are dangerous and a significant threat to driver safety. Michigan can - and must - do better. The League actively supports voting YES on Proposal 1 on May 5 because this is our last, best chance to fix Michigan's roads with funding guaranteed for transportation. We strongly encourage our member communities to support it also. More.
FREE Proposal 1 Webinar now Available from the League
A League webinar on Proposal 1 held Feb. 27 is now available for free for League and community members. The webinar, presented by the League's John LaMacchia II, focuses on the history of the proposal, what it means for communities, how there's no Plan B for fixing our roads, and the reasons for the League's support. Read more.
Radio Show Explores What Makes People Fall in Love with their Cities
On Prosperity Agenda, we delved into what makes people love their cities and the role of the arts. League CEO Dan Gilmartin was joined by co-host Natalie Burg, freelance writer and editor, and several other guests. Prosperity Agenda aired Feb. 25 on News/Talk 760 WJR, listen here.
Placemaking Workshops Will Result in Strategies Throughout Michigan
The MIplace Partnership is offering free placemaking workshops in locations all over the state. These workshops are designed to help communities improve their quality of life and economic prosperity. Participants can choose from two options, which vary in depth. Read more
UM Survey Finds Local Leaders Want State-Level Road Funding Increased
A new survey by UM's Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy finds that nearly 80 percent of Michigan's local government officials think state-level funding needs to be increased by at least 50 percent to maintain roads. Almost 25 percent rated their roads as poor. Read more.
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