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Press Release

For Immediate Release
September 27, 2010

Contact: Matt Bach
Office 734-669-6317, Cell 734-929-8123

Grand Haven Earns Community Excellence Award

City of Grand Haven Earns Community Excellence Award from Michigan Municipal League Peers

grand havenDEARBORN, Mich. (Sept. 27, 2010) – The city of Grand Haven has won the 2010 Community Excellence Award in the Race for the Cup, by a statewide vote of Michigan Municipal League members.
The annual statewide competition recognizes outstanding community services, projects and programs. It’s the highest award bestowed on a community by the Michigan Municipal League.

Seven finalists – one from each of the League’s seven regions – were chosen as inspiring examples of what Michigan communities can accomplish through dynamic leadership, creative vision and collaborative effort. Grand Haven was selected by popular vote in the Race for the Cup competition during the League’s 112th Annual Convention, Sept. 21-24 in Dearborn.

Grand Haven won for its creative graphic design approach to communicating its annual city goals to both staff and the public at large. Grand Haven's entry, "Vivid and Lively Goals," beat out six other regional winners to claim the Michigan Municipal League's Community Excellence Award.

The city's entry emphasized the importance of effective communication of the city council's goals to city staff and the public. Those accepting the award included Grand Haven Mayor Roger A. Bergman; Mayor Pro Tem Mike Fritz; City Manager Pat McGinnis and graphic artists Mary Snedeker.

Other finalists were Harbor BeachMonroeSaginaw; the Village of KingsleyEast Lansing; and St. Ignace

In the photo: Grand Haven officials celebrate with the CEA Cup as the 2010 Community Excellence Award winners. 

More information:
- For more photos, go here.

Michigan Municipal League advocates on behalf of its member communities in Lansing, Washington D.C., 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.







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