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For Immediate Release:
May 20, 2009

Andrea Messinger
Ph: 517-908-0302

Michigan Municipal League Announces Lexington as a Regional Finalist for the Community Excellence Award

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The Michigan Municipal League (MML) is pleased to announce the village of Lexington has been nominated as a regional finalist for the organization's 2009 Community Excellence Award.

Lexington won the peer-nomination in a spirited competition among several neighboring communities for its Bach Festival, a 5-day event attracting musicians and fans from around the state and country to Lexington each September. 

By increasing the visibility of entrepreneurial and innovative solutions through this Award, the League strives to educate its members—cities, villages and urban townships—and inspire them to remain focused on their passion for the areas they represent.

Lexington Arts Council member Jim Macksey said "the Bach Festival provides an opportunity for the citizens of Lexington to enjoy quality entertainment from around the state and for the musicians who return year after year to experience the exposure and to interact with the Lexington community."

Founded by local volunteers in 1999, the Bach Festival brings world-class musicians, attracting visitors from across the state and country to explore the village of Lexington while honoring the musical genius of Bach and many of his friends.

Lexington and regional finalists from the six other MML regions will compete in the final round of competition at the League’s Annual Convention, Sept. 22-25 in Kalamazoo. For photos of the awards presentation, click here.

The Michigan Municipal League advocates on behalf of its member communities in Lansing, Washington DC and the courts; provides educational opportunities for elected and appointed municipal officials; and assists municipal leaders in administering services to their communities through League programs and services. For more information, visit




Click here for a recap and video of the Region 5 Education Seminar and CEA winner.



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