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Press Release

Matt Bach, Director of Communications
Michigan Municipal League
(734) 669-6317;


Ann Arbor Developer Peter Allen Honored with Special Award of Merit by Michigan Municipal League

MACKINAC ISLAND, Michigan (Oct. 4, 2012)—-The Michigan Municipal League honored Ann Arbor area real estate developer Peter Allen with a 2012 Special Award of Merit during the League’s Annual Convention on October 4 at Mackinac Island.allen

Allen has over 35 years of experience as a real estate developer in the Ann Arbor area and has been a University of Michiganadjunct faculty member since 1981. He has chaired or founded numerous local and regional conferences highlighting public policy issues relating to development, multi-modal transit options, and the importance of local quality of life.

Allen was recognized for his ardent support of the League’s work around placemaking and the Center for 21st Century Communities. He has served as a presenter at several League events, bringing his wealth of real-world knowledge and expertise to local officials and policy makers from around the state.

“Peter Allen is a passionate and dedicated advocate of walkability, which the League has long recognized as a key component of communities able to attract and keep today’s talented and highly mobile workforce,” said League Executive Director and CEO Dan Gilmartin. “As an educator and real estate professional in a bustling city with a large population of students and retirees in need of multi-modal transit options, Peter Allen brings a unique perspective to the complexities of creating truly walkable communities. We are proud to honor him for informing and inspiring our members to think differently about their communities.”

Photos of all the winners can be found in this set on flickr:

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For more information contact Matt Bach, League Director of Communications, at 734-669-6317 or

About the League: The 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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