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Posted on: January 23, 2017

[ARCHIVED] SaveMICity Press Conference Jan. 24

In Governor Snyder's recent State of the State address, the Michigan Municipal League wasvery excited to hear him talk about the importance of our cities andplacemaking to Michigan's economy. This appears to be the first time in sevenSOS speeches where the Governor specifically talked about placemaking

To expand on his message about the value of placemaking, the League is holding a press conference Tuesday at 1 p.m., which you can watch via live stream at The press conference will involve the League's CEO and Executive Director Dan Gilmartin, League Associate Executive Director and COO Anthony Minghine, Holland Mayor Nancy DeBoer and Howell City Manager Shea Charles (chair of the League's municipal finance committee). They also will discuss proposals for fixing the current broken system for funding municipalities, and unveil anew report called "Michigan's Broken Municipal Finance System: Issues and Proposed Actions." You can checkout the report here and at

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