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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, […]

MML #1: Cities Reviewing Sign Ordinances in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

March 22nd 2016

MML #1: Cities Reviewing Sign Ordinances in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 22, 2016) Lansing, MI – The Town of Gilbert, Arizona stuck to their guns on a signage ordinance and now communities across the country are taking a good hard look at their signage ordinances. The June 2015 decision in […]

Final Four Announced in MML Community Excellence Awards Competition

July 29th 2015

Final Four Announced in MML Community Excellence Awards Competition (MML Press Release, July 27, 2015)   Community Excellence Awards Competition Down to Final Four Projects Involving Westland, Jackson, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, Birmingham, Rochester Hills, Pontiac, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Berkley, Orion Township, Oakland County in Final Round The final four projects in the statewide Community […]

Cities Competing for MML Awards, Public Asked to Vote

July 4th 2015

Cities Competing for MML Awards, Public Asked to Vote (MML Press Release, July 4, 2015)   Sixteen projects, programs, and initiatives involving more than 20 Michigan communities 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 Allegan, Auburn Hills, Battle Creek, […]

MML Names Pappageorge one of 3 Legislators of the Year

October 18th 2014

Michigan Municipal League Names Pappageorge one of Three Legislators of the Year (MML Press Release, Oct. 18, 2014) The Michigan Municipal League has honored State Sen. John Pappageorge (R-Troy); Sen. Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba); and Rep. Nancy Jenkins (R-Clayton) as the League’s 2014 Legislators of the Year. The awards were formerly presented to Sen. Pappageorge, Sen. […]

MML President: Placemaking is Key for Cities

February 23rd 2014

MML President: Placemaking is Key for Cities (Matt Bach, Michigan Municipal League, Feb. 23, 2014) Utica Mayor Jacqueline Noonan discusses the League’s Partnership for Place initiative. When it comes to the value of placemaking and how it ties to municipal financing in Michigan, Utica Mayor Jacqueline Noonan doesn’t mince words: “The state’s current system of […]

MML Survey Finds Increasing Shared Resources Among Cities

March 5th 2011

Some 129 communities responding to the MML survey provided details of more than 640 examples of how they are already sharing services, saving taxpayer dollars and improving operational efficiencies.

Ferndale Councilmember Melanie Piana Named Michigan Municipal League Board President

September 27th 2018

Ferndale Councilmember Melanie Piana Named Michigan Municipal League Board President (MML, Sept. 27, 2018) Grand Rapids, Ferndale, Pontiac, MI – Ferndale Councilmember Melanie Piana was selected as the 2018-19 president of the Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees. Piana was named board president by the 18-member board during the Michigan Municipal League’s 2018 Convention that […]