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The Review Writer's Guidelines

Mission of the Michigan Municipal League:

Better communities. Better Michigan.
The Michigan Municipal League is the one clear voice for Michigan communities. Our goals are to aid them in creating desirable and unique places through legislative and judicial advocacy; to provide educational opportunities for elected and appointed officials; and to assist municipal leaders in administering community services. Our mission is that of a non-profit, but we act with the fervor of entrepreneurs to passionately push change for better communities and a better Michigan.

Guidelines for Submitting Article Ideas

Please email article ideas to the editor at Article proposals should consist of a 100-word summary and outline, and whether high resolution photos (300 dpi) are available. You will be notified if the magazine team chooses to develop your proposal into an article.

Through our  Center for 21st Century Communities (21c3) initiative, the League is helping local officials identify, develop, and implement strategies that will grow and strengthen Michigan’s communities in the coming decades.  Our magazine content primarily focuses on the eight assets of this initiative (See 21c3 for more information) and other breaking municipal concerns.

In keeping with the League's mission, all material submitted for publication should provide information on local government issues that will be of assistance to local government officials. The League prefers articles that feature a project or official in a Michigan community. Members of the League's Business Alliance Program are enouraged to submit article proposals.

Author Recognition

  • Authors are recognized by a byline giving the person's full name and professional certification initials. (For example: by Kathy Dornan, CMC)

  • Each article is concluded with a brief biographical statement of the author's professional credentials. (For example: Patsy S. Clark is president of Patsy S. Clark and Associates, and is chairman of the Michigan Municipal Communicators, an affiliate organization of the League. You may contact Patsy at (phone) or by email at (address). Please include appropriate biographical and credentialing information with proposed articles. Also include your phone number,email address, and mailing address.

  • League Business Alliance Program (BAP) members receive special recognition in their article(s) with a description of their services and a BAP logo.


  • The League has an agreement with other state municipal leagues that articles published in The Review may be reprinted in other state municipal league magazines provided that the source and author are credited.

  • The League works cooperatively with other municipal publications and generally gives permission for articles to be reprinted provided that the source and author are credited.

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