Three new awards are now proudly on display at the League’s Ann Arbor office following the recent 2014 Diamond Awards Dinner for the Michigan Society of Association Executives.The awards program recognizes excellence, innovation, and achievements in the association industry and honors outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the association profession.
This year, the spirited awards competition had 38 entries in ten categories within two budget divisions. The League was honored for its efforts in the following areas:
- The Review magazine won a Diamond Award, the highest level, in the magazine publishing category for associations with budgets of $1 million and greater.
- Crowdfundingmi.com – and all of the League’s crowdfunding partnerships and efforts – won a Diamond Award in the innovative collaboration category.
- The Great Revenue Sharing Heist informational campaign won a Gold Award in the government relations project category.
“The Diamond Award represents the best of the best in Michigan’s association industry,” said Cheryl Ronk, CAE, CMP, president and CEO of the Michigan Society of Association Executives. “Michigan Municipal League’s innovative collaboration through crowdfunding and its magazine, The Review, are now exemplary models for other associations to borrow brilliance. Congratulations again to the Michigan Municipal League!”
The League is no stranger to winning awards in the MSAE competition. Last year, the The Review won a Diamond Award and the placemaking.mml.org website won Gold. In 2012, the League won two Diamond Awards and the Strategic Association Leader for CEO Dan Gilmartin. And in 2009, the Legislative Link e-Newsletter earned a Diamond Award and our website took home Gold.
We are proud to see the work of our staff be recognized in such a highly-prestigious competition. Good work, team!