Pollinators with Zing Rather Than Sting

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We’re accustomed to thinking of stinger-enhanced bees as pollinators, but Michael Shuman says there’s a whole different type of pollinator than can add zing to your community’s economic development practices. Shuman – an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur – says … Continued

Get Community Partners on Board!

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Why go it alone when partnering-up can create a much better result for everyone involved? At Thursday afternoon’s general session, Renee Johnston, president and CEO of the Saginaw Community Foundation, will share her secrets for doing just that. She has … Continued

Join the Conversation!

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Registration is now open for the 2016 Michigan Municipal League Convention! We’ve been hard at work planning our annual flagship event with you in mind. We hope you’ll be inspired from the moment you step off the ferry onto beautiful … Continued

Towards the City (and Village) You Need

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For the final session of Convention, we brought together three experienced community professionals to share their insights on adapting to challenging circumstances and moving your community forward. ROSALYNN BLISS has served Grand Rapids as a commissioner since 2006, and became mayor-elect … Continued

Creating City Boosters

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Booster clubs in schools across the country heighten awareness, passion, and support for their sports teams. Frank Peterson, Muskegon city manager, says cities need boosters, too, especially when it comes to changing the perception of your community. Muskegon knew it … Continued

Focus Forward

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After fanning out across downtown Traverse City for sessions on technology, public safety, and more, Convention attendees gathered once again at the Park Place Hotel for Focus Forward, a session designed to offer ideas and insights on the changing role … Continued

Convention Lifts Off with Lofty Goals

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The lively chatter of more than 400 municipal officials filled the West Bay Dome of Traverse City’s Park Place Hotel. As League president Dick Bolen – self-described as Mr. Casual – grabbed the mike, the voices vanished and the 2015 … Continued

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