Experience Amazing Traverse City in 3D at Convention!
Traverse City is much more than the sleepy tourist town of yesteryear. Jump on one of seven mobile workshops at Convention and experience for yourself how the city has transformed into a wildly-popular regional and national destination! Explore the city's vibrant downtown, get a glimpse of the League's exciting PlacePlans project along Kids Creek, take a behind-the-curtains tour of the historic State Theatre, or get out and enjoy the area's natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. Early bird registration deadline is Aug. 19. Get the details and sign up now!
Lansing's Capitol Avenue Popped to Life Last Week!
Lansing was treated to fun pop-up placemaking on Capitol Avenue! One lane was for bikers only, and the League and other Lansing area organizations set up creative parklets in the parking lane as part of the League's Convert Capitol Avenue project, a bigger conversation about making Capitol Avenue more people-friendly. 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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