State of Your League 2010 Report

3 | Advocacy

Moving day in Lansing, January 19, 2008—shifting from a hidden nondescript building, blocks away from the Capitol buzz, our Lansing staff enthusiastically packed up their offices and never looked back. Today, the League’s advocacy office is housed across from the Capitol in the beautifully restored Leadership in Energy and Environmental Standards (LEED) certified Christman Building. It has given us a more prominent presence in the state Capitol and provides a showcase where lawmakers and local officials are proud to meet.

Believing that communities are at the core of Michigan’s turnaround, our Lansing advocacy team is committed to a proactive agenda supporting policies that give our communities the tools to thrive in the 21st century. These issues range from controlling costs through Public Act 312 and revenue sharing to advocating for those things that create strong communities such as transit options, walkability, mixed-use developments, green space, and thriving cultural attractions. If we are going to create the kind of communities that attract an increasingly mobile workforce, then we need to focus on creating quality places that will attract and retain the college-educated and creative people who will help spur our economy.

“I have great respect for the League’s efforts in Lansing. They do a great job fighting on behalf of their members.”

State Rep. Woodrow Stanley (D-Flint) – former Flint Mayor and League President


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