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MML #4 – How Crowdfunding Builds Community with Patronicity

September 23rd 2016

MML #4 – How Crowdfunding Builds Community with Patronicity (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 23, 2016) Mackinaw Island, MI – “When most people think of cities, they think of buildings, streets and cars. But when I think of cities I think of people… Where people go and where people meet is at the core of community,” […]

MML#3 – Cities and Civic Tech, How Local Governments Serve Residents Online

September 20th 2016

MML#3 – Cities and Civic Tech, How Local Governments Serve Residents Online (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 18, 2016) Mackinaw Island, MI – Cities vary on how much effort they put into their websites, apps, social media, and online presence.  Yet clearly the internet is important to residents and those wishing to do business.  How can […]

MML#2 – Cities Facing Increasing Lawsuits over Fees

September 17th 2016

MML#2 – Cities Facing Increasing Lawsuits over Fees (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 18, 2016) Mackinaw Island, MI – Class action lawsuits against municipalities are becoming more common, particularly those over water and sewer billing. Litigation attorney Soni Mithani, a Principal at Miller Canfield in Ann Arbor, took time to educate officials about these types of […]

MML #1: From Pork to Pollination, Best Ways to Support Local Development

September 15th 2016

MML #1: From Pork to Pollination, Best Ways to Support Local Development (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 15, 2016) Mackinac Island, MI – Development professionals often use the phrase “attract and retain businesses” as their main job functions. But economist and author Michael Shuman is determined to change that. “You cannot attract a local business,” Shuman […]

Clawson Skate Park, Hazel Park John R Plan Among Projects Vying for MML Award

June 30th 2016

Clawson Skate Park, Hazel Park John R Plan Among Projects Vying for MML Award (Michigan Municipal League, June 30, 2016) Clawson, MI – Thirteen projects, programs, and initiatives involving communities throughout Michigan are vying for the statewide Community Excellence Award (CEA)—the most prestigious Michigan Municipal League honor. The communities involved in this year’s competition are […]

MML #6: Lessons Learned at the Michigan Municipal League Conference

April 6th 2016

MML #6: Lessons Learned at the Michigan Municipal League Conference (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 6, 2016) Lansing, MI – Each year employees and elected officials from cities, townships, villages and counties from across the state gather in Lansing for the Michigan Municipal League Capital Conference.  This year oc115.com was able to attend and bring you […]

MML #5: Making the Economic Case for Place

April 4th 2016

MML #5:  Making the Economic Case for Place (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 4, 2016) Lansing, MI – What do communities need to thrive? This is the question explored in depth by The Michigan Municipal League and Public Sector Consultants in 2015.  They came up with eight elements of prosperous communities, and explored what research had […]

MML#4: Deed Restrictions & Dark Stores Impacting Local Budgets

March 30th 2016

MML#4:  Deed Restrictions & Dark Stores Impacting Local Budgets (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 30, 2016) Lansing, MI – Cities and school districts depend on property taxes to provide services that residents rely on.  One might think that having large companies in the community would help because of the large size of the “big box” stores […]

MML #3: Cities Want their Share, Tool Shows Funding Loss by Community

March 26th 2016

MML #3: Cities Want their Share, Tool Shows Funding Loss by Community (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 26, 2016) Lansing, MI – Only four states have reduced the amount of tax dollars going to municipal governments, and of those Michigan has decreased funding the most.  Robert Kleine of Great Lakes Economic Consulting spoke about the subject […]

MML# 2: Michigan’s TED Puts Tools for Success Together

March 24th 2016

MML# 2:  Michigan’s TED Puts Tools for Success Together (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 24, 2016) Lansing, MI – For about the past year the State of Michigan has taken a team approach to economic growth with the creation of  TED: the Talent and Economic Department. TED brings together multiple agencies, including: Michigan Economic Development Corporation, […]

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