Michigan Municipal League, Dan Gilmartin Win MSAE Diamond Awards Sept. 27, 2012

Posted on September 28, 2012 by Dene Westbrook

League Staff Rob Ferrari, Matt Bach, Kelly Warren, Dan Gilmartin, Heather VanPoucker, Anthony Minghine and Arnold Weinfeld with the League’s three MSAE Diamond Awards. View more photos here.

DEARBORN, Michigan – The Michigan Municipal League is proud to announce that our organization was the recipient of three Diamond Awards Thursday (Sept. 27, 2012) from the Michigan Society of Association Executives.

The League earned the MSAE’s Diamond Award in government relations for our work on the personal property tax issue and related Replace Don’t Erase campaign. The League was also received a Diamond Award for its public relations campaign about placemaking, which included the League’s book “The Economics of Place: The Value of Building Communities Around People,” which continues to be talked about, used in college classrooms and purchased on

However, the biggest honor of the night was bestowed on our own Dan Gilmartin, League CEO & Executive Director, who received the 2012 Strategic Association Leader Diamond Award. League President Karen Majewski introduced Dan during the ceremony in Dearborn where he was honored for exemplifying the highest standards of service and professionalism, not only within the League, but through the example he sets and the relationships he’s built among his state and national peers.

The 11th Annual Diamond Awards is a program that recognizes excellence, innovation and achievement in the association industry and it also honors outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the association profession. The League last won a Diamond Award in 2009 for our Legislative Link e-Newsletter. We also won a gold award in 2009 in the website category for overall design and tactical online presence. View additional photos from the event here.

Matt Bach is director of communications for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at (734) 669-6317 and [email protected].

League CEO Dan Gilmartin accepts the 2012 Strategic Leader of the Year Award from Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski and the Michigan Society of Association Executives. View more photos here.

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