Civic engagement is becoming more and more talked about at all levels of government. Not only is it a core principal of democracy, great engagement is good for the community, aids governmental capacity, and leads to better decision-making and policy … Continue reading
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The air is crisp, trees are ablaze with color, and pumpkins are everywhere just waiting to be carved into spooky designs. It’s the perfect time to scare-up a Halloween-themed event to draw people into your downtown. Communities all across Michigan … Continue reading
Each year, the Michigan Municipal League Board president gives a welcome speech to kick-off our Convention. League President Jacqueline Noonan, Utica mayor, put her own unique spin on this year’s talk that took place Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 15, 2014) at … Continue reading
Over snacks and drinks, our group of five had been immersed in a lively conversation about the benefits of living downtown. As we left Grand River Marketplace, Leslie Youngdahl chimed in with a laugh, “I’m going to walk home now.” … Continue reading