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Even in these uncharted and difficult times, the Michigan Municipal League is dedicated to inspiring positive change for Michigan’s greatest centers of potential: its communities.

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Building Community Wealth


Communities grow best from within. Community wealth is created by building and securing assets in communities, ensuring that ownership of those assets is more broadly and equitably distributed to all.

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Lifelong Learning: Troy Councilmember Supports Ukraine at Home and Abroad

Lifelong Learning: Troy Councilmember Supports Ukraine at Home and Abr...

A condensed version of this article was published in the May-June 2022 edition of The Review. The war in Ukraine ... Read More
DTE Energy Foundation’s Grant: Invest in Water Now for Generations to Come   

DTE Energy Foundation’s Grant: Invest in Water Now for Generations to ...

Written by Morgan Schwanky and posted by Matt Bach The DTE Energy Foundation granted $1 million to The Nature Conservancy ... Read More
Logo for the Strongest Town competition, from Strong Towns website

Step up to be this year’s Strongest Town!

Is your community ready to represent Michigan in the Strongest Town competition?  Nominations are open now through February 20 in ... Read More
Cover image of code reform guide, showing arch over Harvey Street, a pedestrian space in Hudsonville, MI

The Biggest Little Fix: Code Reform for Better Places

Last year we released our second “Enabling Better Places” guide with our partners at the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) ... Read More

Why are we talking about this now?

We know our communities are being stretched in many new ways by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now is the right time to rethink all we do. Our focus on building community wealth is driven by successful communities that are growing, and in the process, are making their states more prosperous. As the COVID-19 threat is overcome, we will use our community wealth building focus to encourage innovations that will assist our communities—large and small—to grow, become stronger, and transform into even better places for their residents, businesses, and visitors.