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Matt Bach, Director of Media Relations
Michigan Municipal League
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Michigan Municipal League Wins Diamond Award for Review Magazine

League Also Receives Gold Award for Website

LANSING, Michigan — The Michigan Municipal League received two awards recently in the 2013 Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) Annual Diamond Awards contest.

The League earned a Diamond Award for its Review magazine in the magazine publishing category for associations with budgets of $1 million and greater. The League also received a Gold Honorable Mention Award in the website category for its website. The awards were presented Friday, Nov. 8, at the League’s Board of Trustees meeting by MSAE President Cheryl Ronk.

“We have long thought of our Review magazine as a top-quality publication and we view our new placemaking website as a valuable interactive tool for our members and the public. So it’s an honor to see the work of our staff be recognized in such a highly prestigious competition,” said Dan Gilmartin, CEO and Executive Director for the Michigan Municipal League. At the board meeting, Gilmartin thanked the many League staff members involved in the magazine and website.

The contest requirements for the magazine category called for sending in two consecutive issues of the magazine and the League submitted the March/April 2013 “Detroit Matters” and May/June 2013 “Aging in Place” editions.

The 12th Annual Diamond Awards is a program that recognizes the excellence, innovation, and achievements in the association industry and honors outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the association profession. This is the second consecutive year in which the League has won at least one Diamond Award. The League won three honors last year, including two Diamond Awards and the 2012 Strategic Association Leader Award going to Gilmartin. The League also received a Diamond Award in 2009 for its Legislative Link e-Newsletter and a gold award for the website category for overall design and tactical online presence.

Forty-two entries competed in ten categories within two budget divisions. Entries were carefully reviewed and judged by a panel of established association leaders, specialists, and professionals within each category. The judges’ scores were averaged and the entry with the best score earned a Diamond Award in their respective category.

“A Diamond Award represents innovation, achievement and excellence within the association industry and honors the best of the best,” said Ronk, CAE, president of MSAE. “There are incredible things happening in Michigan’s association sector.”

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

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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