The Michigan Municipal League Foundation will help create and maintain vibrant communities in Michigan by funding placemaking projects and through education to community leaders and advocates. We recognize that communities are economic drivers, so the Foundation plays a key role in connecting communities to opportunities to help them grow and thrive.

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#MMLConv 2015 = Success!
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Last week the League held its annual convention in Traverse City. More than 500 local officials came together, and for the first time we encouraged our members to bring another community leader. We were joined by chamber of commerce executives, downtown development authority directors and nonprofit leaders among others. It was one of our best events yet, and a huge … Read More

See You All Next Week in Traverse City!
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Next week is the League’s annual convention in Traverse City. It’s shaping up to be a great event (as always) in a vibrant Michigan community. For the first time we’re branching out and having sessions in different locations downtown. We have exciting mobile workshops, and great speakers. I’m the staff point person for a biking workshop on Thursday afternoon. I’m … Read More

Check out the Prosperity Agenda!
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This isn’t the first time I’ve talked about the importance of community partnerships in creating great places, and it certainly won’t be the last. It can’t be said enough! To that end it behooves us all to listen to the Prosperity Agenda radio show on WJR radio. You can find more information and links in League CEO Dan Gilmartin’s Economics … Read More

Taverns and Wine in Traverse City
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This year the League’s annual convention is being held in Traverse City on September 16-18. The agenda is filled with great sessions including arts and culture and municipal finance as well as mobile workshops that will get you out and about in the community. We’re trying something new by encouraging our members to bring a community leader (with a free … Read More

Exciting News for Sustainable Communities!
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This week the Michigan Municipal League Foundation was awarded a $125,000 grant from the C.S. Mott Foundation for our Michigan Green Communities (MGC) Network. The network is a statewide conglomerate of more than 400 local leaders who come together for education, to share best practices, and to assess sustainability efforts. The MGC network includes our partners at the Michigan Townships … Read More

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Somehow two weeks have flown by in a flurry of placemaking activity resulting in an unfortunate neglecting of the blog. There are so many amazing things happening in Michigan, and I’m thrilled that the Foundation gets to play a role in them. Two weeks ago I was in Boyne City and Traverse City in northern Michigan. These communities are home … Read More