The premiere learning event for local and civic leaders in Michigan took place in Marquette this past weekend. The city is a perfect laboratory for such a meeting with the cutting edge efforts going on around downtown revitalization, brownfield development, placemaking and cultural enrichment.
Those in attendance were able to bike the Noquemanon Trails Network, experience the Iron Ore Heritage Trail and engage with local merchants and civic leaders who are making great strides in the Upper Peninsula’s largest city.
Keynote speakers included Jamie Bennett of Art Place America and Catherine Bracy of Code for America. Both of them were right on message- great community building starts at home and leverages all resources possible.
Next year we’ll be in downtown Traverse City, a beautiful place that is home to the Traverse City Film Festival and the National Cherry Festival. Come out and join us!
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