For years, Westland's 1960s city hall faced serious structural issues and space limitations. In 2012, all the right factors came together to bring about a solution. With a high price tag on renovating the existing city hall or erecting a new building, the city found a third option - renovating a vacant Circuit City store in the heart of the city's "shop and dine" area. The retrofit was less expensive, better for the environment, and spurred economic development in a prime area of the city. Read the case study to learn how Westland accomplished this feat and won the 2015 Community Excellence Award!
The City of Berkley has selected the Michigan Municipal League to lead the city in its search for a new city manager. The League's executive search service has conducted hundreds of city manager and other administrative searches since the program began in 1998. Read more.
The public is invited to an MSU-UM pre-tailgate party to celebrate and unveil the HEART of Monroe PlacePlan. The design plans illustrate ways to improve a city alleyway to connect key parts of downtown. Attendees are encouraged to wear their Go Blue or Go Green colors. More
Race relations have taken on a heightened seriousness with high-profile cases of police incidents involving African-American men and women. Michigan Black Caucus-Local Elected Officials is presenting a statewide forum to explore causes and solutions, Saginaw, Nov. 14. More.
MSHDA is teaming up with MEDC to fund the Public Spaces Community Places crowdfunding initiative. MEDC, with the support of the Michigan Municipal League, launched the wildly successful first-of-its-kind model last June through the Patronicity crowdfunding platform. More.
Southeast Michigan's Regional Transit Authority wants you to join the conversation on Building Equitable Sustainable Transit (BEST) projects that will have a positive impact on the area's economy and quality of life. Meetings will be held all over the metro area throughout October. More