Expand Your Convention Experience with FREE Workshops!
Anyone who likes a value-added proposition will love this year's Convention workshops! Convention attendees who arrive in beautiful Traverse City on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 16 will have a chance to join a special workshop at no extra charge! We have selected three topics that speak to current issues facing many of our member communities. 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 its champions, people with a strong belief in their community's assets and a passion for a bright future. Invite one of those economic development professionals, business or civic leaders to join you at 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
Pop-up Placemaking Drives Change on Lansing's Capitol Ave.
Join us this week for fun activities designed to show how a lively, interactive, people-focus can take shape on Lansing's Capitol Avenue! Parking spaces have become fun parklets, a farmers market will set up shop Thursday, and yoga and games will take place on Fitness Friday. 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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