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January 29, 2013
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Feb 15-16, 2013

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Feb 15-16, 2013

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March 13-15, 2013

League Capital Conference
April 9-10, 2013

League Annual Convention
Sept 18-20, 2013

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If Lansing Thrives, So Does Region
Lansing State Journal

What's New

John LaMacchia Joins League Legislative Team

Dearborn Residents Work on Plan Around Rail Station

At What Age Will You Stop Using Facebook?

Investment: It Should Be More Than Just Roads

January/February 2013 MMR Issue

Grants & Projects

FREE Technical Assistance From Smart Growth America

Complete Streets Communities Eligible for Discounted Bicycle Parking Products

Michigan Humanities Council Grants/Events

MI Housing Community Development Funds

Federal Brownfield Funding

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Please be aware of the following critical correction to the January/February 2013 issue of The Review magazine:
Page 46, the Municipal Q&A, contains a question on EVIP requirements and lists the next EVIP deadline as February 13, 2013.
All of our online materials, the information we’ve provided in webinars and trainings and the information you are receiving from Treasury contains the correct deadline. The print version of the magazine is the only place that contains this typo. The online magazine has been corrected here.

Michigan Transportation Team Releases Sample Resolution

The Michigan Transportation Team has released a sample resolution regarding road funding. The resolution expresses the immediate need to fund the repair of Michigan’s roads for the safety of our residents, and for the fiscal health of our state and local communities. A copy of the sample resolution can be found here.

State Affairs Update

The Michigan Road Preservation Association to Host Its Annual Industry Workshop -- On March 14, 2013, the Michigan Road Preservation Association will be hosting its annual industry workshop in Mt. Pleasant. Program highlights include new and updated presentations with video clips on selection, design and construction of pavement seal treatments. They will discuss new case studies on selecting treatments, including high quality pictures and project details. There will also be a new session on other treatments such as flexible patching, concrete reseal, and concrete spall repair and scrub seals. Registration is $45 and is limited to 75 people. The program will be held from 9:15 to 2:45 on March 14, with registration beginning at 9:00 am. Additional information regarding registration can be found here.

National Brownfield Association Program on Brownfield Issues Being Held Feb 21, Register Today!

It's Time to Replace the Plywood with Pavement

Step Forward Michigan Now Accepting Homeowner Applications for Loan Rescue

2013 PASER Training Announced

Federal Update

National League of Cities Announces Support of Gun Law Changes -- The National Legaue of Cities has recently announced their support of national gun law changes, such as registration requirements and bans on assault weapons. Click here for the letter that was sent to Vice President Biden which outlines the position of the NLC, which mirrors many proposals by the President.

New Handbook on MAP-21 Federal Transportation Program Now Available

Transportation Alternatives Grant Program

US Department of Transportation Seeking Local Feedback on National Environmental Policy Act

MAP-21 Resources Available

21st Century Communities

Better Communities, Better Michigan -- Such has been the League's "tag line" for the past several years. It came about as part of our overall effort to change the conversation about how prosperity occurs in the 21st century. Namely, that the research and facts prove that investing in "place" is an integral part of any economic development strategy. The effort is non-stop and proven by the most recent series of articles by League CEO and Executive Director Dan Gilmartin as well as Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero.

The effort is also non-stop in communities across our state. From Alpena to Allegan and Marquette to Monroe, local officials, nonprofits, and the private sector are coming together to forge new policies and initiatives that are beginning to pay dividends. <MORE>

Residential Development in the 21st Century

Can Negative Feedback Be Positive?

Age Friendly Communities Conference

Citizens Institute on Rural Design Seeks Proposals

City of Port Huron, St. Clair County Community College Partner for Growth

Applications for the MI Historic Preservation Network 2013 Awards Now Available

The Fund Book - Free Federal Funding Resource


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