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$20,000 DTE Energy Foundation Commitment Expands Bridge Builders Microgrant Program

The Michigan Municipal League Foundation, in partnership with the DTE Energy Foundation, is launching its second round of the Bridge Builders Microgrant Program. The Bridge Builders microgrants support innovative work that intentionally and creatively brings people together, while socially distant, and repairs broken relationships in the community. The application window is open now through
May 31, 2021. Click here for more information.

Submit Your Nominations Today
For Community Excellence Awards

The Michigan Municipal League’s Community Excellence Award competition is now accepting entries from now until May 14 for the coveted Race for the Cup. In addition to accepting traditional projects, this year’s program will also highlight and uplift the efforts of local leaders during the coronavirus pandemic. Go here for details and go here to submit your entry.

League Supports Clean Water Plan;
Historic $500 Million Investment

Michigan Municipal League President Bill Wild, Mayor of Westland, is quoted in this press release in support of abipartisan package of bills that will make a historic $500 million investment to rebuild Michigan’s water infrastructure. Mayor Wild explains this investment will pay dividends for our communities for years to come. Read more.

Coalition Urges Senate Committee to Vote ‘No’ on New Sand and Gravel Mining Bills

An eight-member coalition of statewide organizations, including the League, urges opposition to the newly introduced Senate Bills 429-431. These bills would allow sand and gravel pits to operate essentially whenever and wherever they would like. The unnecessary bills would eliminate local zoning authority and oversight capability—regardless of where the operation is located or its impact to nearby residents, schools, businesses, hospitals or others. Click here for more.

Consumers Energy & MML Foundation
Assist Grand Rapids Minority-Owned Small Businesses

Consumers Energy is partnering with the MML Foundation to create a unique gift card program to let customers double their spending and help 40 minority-owned businesses in the Grand Rapids area. The initiative is part of Consumers Energy’s Our Town program to assist small local businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.

Register for the Core & Advanced Weekender
April 30 - May 1

Register now for the Elected Officials Academy Core & Advanced Weekender! The Core Weekender equips elected municipal officials with a solid foundation of knowledge upon which to build their effectiveness as community leaders, while the Advanced Weekender provides an opportunity for elected officials to deepen their knowledge of municipal issues.
Register here

League Joins Coalition’s Call
to Address State’s Housing Crisis

The Michigan Municipal League and League member communities are part of a coalition of organizations that launched a legislative agenda Thursday that aims to address the state’s housing crisis. This work is vital to the League’s effort to build community wealth in Michigan. Read the press release.

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The Review - Official League Magazine

May/June 2021

To read our new 3D Issue "page flip" version of The Review click here. It's a fully interactive, realistic online reading experience!


To download a copy click here.





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