Mount Pleasant competing for community excellence award


Mount Pleasant is among more than 20 Michigan communities competing in the statewide Community Excellence Award competition, offered by the Michigan Municipal League.

Hannah's Bark Park, set to open this year, has been nominated for the "Funding for the Future" category. 

Sixteen projects, programs and initiatives are competing for the award, the "most prestigious statewide honor." Online voting is available to the public. Ending July 15, the voting and a panel of judges will decide which Top 4 projects will go on to compete at the Municipal League's 2015 convention September in Traverse City. The statewide winner will be announced Sept. 20. 

Along with the online voting, a change to the program this year is to break the entries into four placemaking categories. The categories are Funding for the Future, Michigan in Motion, Place for Talent and Strength in Structure. A top winner will be picked in each category with the final four competing for the statewide title. 

The winning community will get a large trophy. 


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