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Press Release

March 20, 2012

CONTACT:   Matt Bach
Dir. of Communications
Michigan Municipal League
(734) 669-6317 or

Grandville Wins Region 3 Community Excellence Award in League Competition

Clean Water Plant Now in Running for Statewide Community Excellence Award

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Grandville Councilmember Joshua Meringa, Mayor James Buck and councilmember Steven Kauffman.
View and download additional photos from this event here.

The city of Grandville earned top honors as the Michigan Municipal League’s Region 3 Community Excellence Award winner at the Michigan Municipal League 2012 Capital Conference Lansing on Tuesday, March 20. The region includes all communities in the west-central area of the state’s Lower Peninsula.

Grandville’s expansion and renovation project created a clean water plant that incorporates innovative wastewater treatment technology.

“We’re excited to be able to offer value to our community with this project,” said Councilmember Joshua Meringa. “Our wastewater treatment facility provides improved efficiency of operations, reduces our carbon footprint and offers significant financial savings for customers.”

Meringa also credited engineering firm Moore and Bruggink Consulting Engineers for helping them with the project. Meringa accepted the award along with fellow councilmember Steven Kauffman and Mayor James Buck.

Grandville will now go on to compete against the other six regional winners for the statewide CEA at the League’s Annual Convention Oct. 3-5 on Mackinac Island. The CEA program, affectionately called “The Race for the Cup,” was started by the League in 2007 to recognize innovative solutions taking place in Michigan’s cities, villages and urban townships.



For more information contact, Matt Bach, communications director for the Michigan Municipal League at (734) 669-6317 or


The Michigan Municipal League advocates on behalf of its member communities in Lansing, Washington D.C., and the courts; provides educational opportunities for elected and appointed municipal officials; and assists municipal leaders in administering services to their communities through League programs and services.




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