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Lifelong Learning: Troy Councilmember Supports Ukraine at Home and Abroad

Lifelong Learning: Troy Councilmember Supports Ukraine at Home and Abroad

A condensed version of this article was published in the May-June 2022 edition of The Review. The war in Ukraine ...
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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) and MEDC’s Redevelopment Ready Communities program (RRC). These two guides ...
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2021 MML Convention Aims to Spark a Community Revival Through Trust and Belonging

2021 MML Convention Aims to Spark a Community Revival Through Trust and Belonging

The Michigan Municipal League’s 2021 Convention is taking place in person later this month and this year’s focus is around the Community Wealth Building work the MML started last year ...
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Saginaw Fitness Court is Community Wealth Building in Action

Saginaw Fitness Court is Community Wealth Building in Action

This video out of the City of Saginaw caught our eye in a few ways. First, this new Fitness Court opened looks awesome and the way they did a ribbon ...
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Expanding Access to Broadband: The Least Available Essential Utility

Expanding Access to Broadband: The Least Available Essential Utility

“Last mile broadband” is a hot topic as we look back at the last year of widely varying connectivity experiences. Who had access to it, and who didn’t, made a ...
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Outdoor Community Gathering

Community Wealth Building: Taking It to Our Small Towns

“While the effects of the pandemic have been felt unevenly across Michigan communities, it has further emphasized the changing needs of our members.” Over the past year, the League has ...
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'I Am Black History' Series Highlights Michigan Leaders

‘I Am Black History’ Series Highlights Michigan Leaders

The Michigan Municipal League (MML) is very excited about the new story-focused direction of our social media efforts and particularly with our ongoing “I Am Black History” series. If you ...
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Stairwell in MML Lansing Offices - Christman Building

Michigan Can Reinvest in Itself Again with the Return of the Historic Tax Credit

It's back, baby! Let's take this renewed Michigan Historic Tax Credit out for a ride! On December 30, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bill 54, reinstating the Michigan Historic Preservation ...
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It Gets Cold Here—May As Well Enjoy It.

“That might work in Minneapolis, but you know we have winter here, right?” someone once objected. I think we were talking about bike commuting, but we could have been discussing ...
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City Hall, Fenton, MI

Rebuilding the Heart of the Community

Back in the early 1970s, Pat Lockwood fell in love with a small town in mid-Michigan. She moved to Fenton, and soon thereafter, the community passed a ballot initiative to ...
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Employees behind the counter of a coffee shop, wearing masks.

Building Community Wealth Through Social Enterprises

The division of “business” and “social service” is an unnecessary one, says a category of organizations that choose to marry the functions. Whether they come to it from a business ...
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