Zeal and Personality are Moving PlacePlans Forward Across the State
Almost 100 enthusiastic, creative residents and business owners filled the auditorium of the Benton Harbor Public Library to share their ideas, visions, and concerns for Dwight Pete Mitchell City Center Park. The park is the focus of the city's 2015 PlacePlan project, which they have cleverly dubbed Square 1: Coming Together @ City Center. The PlacePlans process is also moving forward in the seven other cities the League is working with this year: Boyne City, Farmington/Farmington Hills, Lathrup Village, Monroe, Niles, Saginaw and Traverse City. Read more.
Enter Now for a Chance to Win a Community Excellence Award!
Entries for the League's all-new Community Excellence Awards are starting to come in, and we're looking forward to seeing more. The new CEA process, which will take place primarily online on the new CEA website, is designed to be more exciting and inclusive for our communities, with more presentation formats and open online voting to get your whole community involved. Entries are due by June 1. More.
League Posts New Videos, Information on Proposal 1
The May 5 Proposal 1 election is quickly approaching. The League recently posted some new videos and community-specific information showing why people should vote Yes on the road funding initiative. This information shows the proposal's broad-based support and why passage is so vital to our communities. Read more.
League Event Paints a Picture of the Value of Arts and Culture
Ann Arbor's FoodMoon and FestiFools events, featured in the League's new book, served as a creative backdrop for the League's "Foolish Happy Hour & Panel Discussion." Panelists shared their views on the importance of arts and culture to a community's economic vitality. More.
Gov. Snyder Explains Proposal 1 Benefits on Prosperity Agenda
Gov. Snyder joined League CEO Dan Gilmartin and other guests to discuss his strong support of Proposal 1. He shares Proposal 1's history and what it means for Michigan. Prosperity Agenda aired March 25, News/Talk 760 WJR, or listen here, or subscribe to a FREE iTunes podcast
Substantial Changes Coming to FOIA Effective July 1, 2015
A sample FOIA Summary, Procedures and Guidelines, and Fee Itemization Form are now available on the League's FOIA 2014 Changes One Pager Plus Fact Sheet. We also held a breakout session at Capital Conference, and we're hosting a webinar on May 21. Read more.
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