The League wants you to see all the amazing things happening in Holland. Check out the Mobile Workshop offerings below and find one that suits your interests. Lunch is included.


Thursday, September 14

12:30 – 4:00 p.m.

FULL Getting the Housing Your Community Wants and Needs

Does your community have the right type of housing to meet the needs of your workforce and businesses? There is a growing body of evidence that Michigan’s housing stock does not sufficiently meet the type of living options demanded by the younger workforce or empty-nesters. In many communities, housing for mixed income levels is in short supply. On this mobile tour, you will see and hear how the City of Holland and its partners are addressing some of the barriers and challenges of developing more diverse housing stock in their community as part of their larger talent attraction and economic development strategy.



Walk: Downtown Holland & Ride: Downtown Holland

Holland’s downtown is well-known for being attractive and welcoming to residents and visitors alike. On this tour, you’ll learn about Holland’s ongoing efforts to develop and sustain its vibrant downtown, as well as its historic preservation initiatives. You’ll also get some insight into the city’s collaborative relationship with Hope College. The private institution’s downtown campus will be featured during the tour, and your guide will be assisted by community and college leaders providing commentary at designated stops along the way.

An expanded driving tour will also be offered for those who are unable to walk.


Holland Energy Park Tour

The City of Holland and Holland Board of Public Works have been proactive in tackling their region’s energy future and leading a civic conversation that led to the innovative Holland Energy Fund and the Holland Community Energy Plan. They have twice been recognized by the Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards. Tour Holland’s brand new Energy Park and hear from members of Holland’s Board of Public works.

Dress code: Hard-sole shoes (no heels), legs and ankles covered (no shorts or capris), minimum 4″ sleeves (no sleeveless tops)