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

Get inspired at Convention!

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Municipal leaders need to be visionaries, picturing the vibrant future their community wants and using the latest techniques to reach those goals. At this year’s Convention, we’ll present you with new and creative ways to do just that. Sessions like … Continued

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