Your Community Excellence Award Entries are Due May 13

Posted on May 5, 2022 by Dene Westbrook

Entries for the Michigan Municipal League’s most prestigious community award are now being accepted through May 13.

The Community Excellence Award is your opportunity to highlight local success stories and best practices. Submitting an entry is FREE and very easy. You can start by going here. View our recent Live with the League discussion about the CEAs here.

Submissions are accepted based on the community wealth building principles. All submissions will be accepted online. Preliminary voting will be done by a small voting board. The top four projects selected will go on to compete at Convention, where they will present their projects on the main stage and market their projects at designated CEA finalist booths. Convention attendees will vote for their favorite project, with the project winning the most votes awarded the official Community Excellence Award during the closing general session.

2022 Timeline:

03/15/22: Start submitting projects
05/13/22: Deadline for submissions
06/17/22: Four finalists announced

Community Wealth Building Overview:  The League has spent recent years pulling together threads from our past placemaking work into the concept of building community wealth. This model balances economic prosperity, sense of place, natural assets, and cultural substance. It also considers the importance of the safety, health, and well-being of our residents, as well as the ongoing process of learning over time. This model takes into account the human experience in our Michigan communities. Every community has a different context – and we want to know what yours is doing to improve the human experience and build trust and belonging among your community members. Learn more at

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