The Michigan Downtown Conference Planning Committee has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking a Michigan-based artist to create unique and hand-crafted awards for this year's conference being held on September 13-14, 2010 in Bay City, MI. The awards are to reflect the positive image and vibrancy of Michigan's downtowns and traditional commercial districts.
The theme of this year's conference is "Michigan's Downtowns: Yes, We're Open!", an outgrowth of the nationally acclaimed Shop Main Street video produced by the Michigan Main Street Center @ MSHDA in 2009. The conference brings together community leaders across the state and serves to present case studies and best practices on successful downtown development strategies as well as provide new ideas to attendees for use in their own communities.
The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, May 14, 2010. Request for Proposal (RFP) details are available on the conference website at www.michigandowntownconference.org. For questions, please contact Kelly Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Arnold Weinfeld is Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 or by e-mail.