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.
Substantial Changes Coming to FOIA Effective July 1, 2015
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) changes are extensive and municipalities will need to formulate a new FOIA policy. The League has created a new One Pager Plus Fact Sheet summarizing the changes, we are working with an outside expert to provide a sample policy, we have an hour long webinar available for purchase, and we have planned a breakout session during our Capital Conference. Read more.
Michigan Municipal League Actively Supports Voting YES on Proposal 1
Michigan's roads play a vital role in our long-term success, but they are dangerous and a threat to driver safety. The League supports voting YES on Proposal 1 as it's our last, best chance to fix Michigan's roads with funding guaranteed for transportation. We strongly encourage our member communities to support it also. Read more
St. Clair Crowdfunding Campaign Aims to Transform Plaza into Park
The city of St. Clair has begun creating a beautiful park and gathering space in the courtyard of St. Clair Plaza. With help from MEDC's Public Spaces Community Spaces crowdfunding initiative, they plan to add amenities like outdoor seating, fireplaces, and public art. Read more.
FREE Proposal 1 Webinar Now Available from the League
A League webinar on Proposal 1 is now available for free for League and community members. The webinar 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.
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