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MML#4: Michigan Cities Learn from Malaysian Revitalization…

December 5th 2019

The presentation focused on two cities and how the “think big, act small” philosophy helped transform neighborhoods in George Town and Kuala Lumpur.

MML#3 – Examples of Governmental Social Media Savvy

November 7th 2019

Some local governments stay firmly away from the chaotic, rumor-filled world of social media. But other communities embrace it, such as Ferndale, Holly, and Allen Park who serve as examples for cities across the state.

MML#2 – Farmington Hills Domestic Violence Prevention Serves as Model for Other Cities

October 10th 2019

The Farmington Hills High Risk Response Team started by simply thinking about all the ways a person might have interactions with those who can help in domestic violence situations, and bringing those people together

MML#1 – The Census Goes Digital: What Communities Need to Know

October 3rd 2019

The 2020 Census will be done almost exclusively online and by telephone.

MML #1: Stuff to Know about Redistricting and New Election Laws

April 30th 2019

MML #1: Stuff to  Know About Redistricting and New Election Laws (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2019) Lansing, MI- Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and other experts on local elections were on hand for the Michigan Municipal League Capital Conference in March educate elected officials from across the state on what newly-passed laws mean for […]

MML#5: Officials Learn about SEMCOG Water Resources Plan

November 6th 2018

MML#5: Officials Learn about SEMCOG Water Resources Plan (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 4, 2018) Grand Rapids, MI- Water can mean different things to different people depending on the context. To some, the value of lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands is measured in terms of the environmental impact.  To others the threat of flooded basements and […]

MML #4: Planning Makes Downtown Revival Happen

October 21st 2018

  MML #4: Planning Makes Downtown Revival Happen (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 21, 2018) Grand Rapids, MI- Downtowns across Michigan vary.  Some are desolate ghost towns, bypassed by highways and snubbed for big box stores. While others are vibrant centers of community life. Thriving downtowns do not happen by accident, and while there can be […]

MML #3 – The Public’s Right to Know: FOIA and OMA Basics

October 14th 2018

  MML #3 – The Public’s Right to Know: FOIA and OMA Basics (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 14, 2018) Grand Rapids, MI- Democracy is protected by two important laws, the Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings Act. These laws force public bodies to operate with transparency, and ensure that the public has a […]

MML#2 – Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and Copenhagen – Examples of Revitalization Through Localism

October 7th 2018

MML#2 – Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and Copenhagen – Examples of Revitalization Through Localism (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 7, 2018) Grand Rapids, MI- What can communities learn from the revitalization of places like Pittsburg, Indianapolis, and Copenhagen? Bruce Katz, author of The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism was the keynote speaker […]

MML #1: We Need More Parking! But do we Really?

October 1st 2018

MML #1: We Need More Parking! But do we Really? (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 1, 2018) Grand Rapids, MI- Does our downtown need more parking? That’s a question that brought dozens of administrators and elected officials to a presentation on this hot topic at the recent Michigan Municipal League Annual Convention in Grand Rapids. Oftentimes […]