Placemaking Firsthand: 2014 MAM Summer Workshop
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Downtowns and local businesses are the heart of our communities. Midland will serve as a living lab for how to leverage your community's unique character and authentic assets to create a vibrant 21st century community. You'll see the results first-hand on a mobile workshop, hear about effective community engagement strategies, get valuable legislative updates, and a briefing on crowdfunding - a powerful new economic development tool.

Thursday, 8/14/2014
12:00 pm - Networking lunch and host city welcome
1:00-2:30 pm - Effective Community Engagement Strategies presentation
2:30-4:00 pm - Mobile Workshop: see some of the great placemaking projects in Midland.
4:30-6:00 pm - Reception
6:00 pm - Dinner and Great Lakes Loons baseball game at Dow Diamond. Game starts at 7:05 pm.

Friday, 8/15/14
8:30 am - Breakfast
9:00-10:00 am - Energy Efficiency Programs and Placemaking Projects
10:00-11:30 am - Legislative update and crowdfunding briefing

Click here for the tentative agenda.

Cost Per Person
MAM Members or Member Designee (representative of Mayor or President), $125 before 7/21/14; $150 after 7/21/14
MAM Nonmembers, $200 (includes 2014 MAM membership)
MAM Nonmember Designee (representative of Mayor or President), $200
Guests, $100 (includes lunch, reception, dinner, baseball game on Thursday, and breakfast on Friday).

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Workshop Location
H Hotel
111 W. Main Street
Midland, MI 48640
(989) 839-0500
$129 per night + tax
For reservations call (989) 839-0500 by July 24, 2014, in order to receive the workshop rate. You must identify yourself as a member of the Michigan Association of Mayors in order to receive the group rate.

Click here to make your reservation online.

State Taxes
To avoid having to pay state taxes on your hotel room, bring your proof of tax exempt status with you to the hotel.

- Pay your hotel bill with a check from your municipality or with a credit card that has your municipality's name on it.
- If you pay with a personal credit card or cash, your room will not be tax exempt.

Click here for a blank tax exemption form.

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Start Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
End Date: Friday, August 15, 2014
Address: H Hotel
Phone: (989) 839-0500
111 W. Main Street
Midland, MI 48640

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