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Ann Arbor Launching Investigation Into Residents’ Concerns About Flooded Basements – 2014

By: Ryan Stanton – Ann Arbor News – February 7, 2014 The city of Ann Arbor is launching a new investigation to dig deeper into the problems residents say they’ve suffered — including flooded basements and sewage backups — since going through the city’s footing drain disconnection program. City Engineer Nick Hutchinson made the announcement […]

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City Residents Raise Concerns, Ideas for Future – 2013

By Joanne Maliszewski, Staff Writer – Farmington Observer – Apr. 01, 2013 Farmington’s future needs financial resources, maintenance of historic areas, competitive retail, mixed building uses and removing undesirable properties. Those are just some of the opinions approximately 50 residents offered at the second Farmington visioning meeting Wednesday. Three more visioning meetings are expected with […]

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Farmington Visioning Meeting ‘Great Start’ – 2013

By Susan Steinmueller, Staff Writer, – Farmington Observer – February 21, 2013 Those who gathered for a Farmington visioning session Monday had a chance to say what they value about the community as well as what they’d like to enhance in the future. Judging by their input, community and the historic Warner Mansion were at […]

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More Than 70 Farmington Residents Turn Out for First Visioning Session – 2013

Those unable to attend the meeting at Farmington High School can still participate in the process. By Joni Hubred-Golden – Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch – February 19, 2013 Farmington Mayor Tom Buck thought maybe 30 or 40 people would turn out for Monday night first meeting for residents interested in helping create a vision for the […]

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Ferndale Public Schools Strategic Planning Underway – 2013

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Author of Unrational Leadership Helps Ferndale Schools Move Ahead with Strategic Planning – 2013

By Crystal A. Proxmire – The Ferndale One-Fifteen News –  Feb. 1, 2013 With 30 years of management consulting under his belt, the President of Project Innovations Charles Fleetham is confident he can help guide Ferndale Schools to a successful five year strategic plan. His company has been hired by the district to manage this […]

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Public Invited to Farmington Visioning Kick Off Meeting in Late January – 2013

Residents recommended by officials will receive invitations, but members of the public may attend the initial meeting. By Joni Hubred-Golden – Farmington/Farmington Hills Patch – January 8, 2013 A meeting for residents interested in helping craft a vision for the future of Farmington will be held later this month. During a Monday city council study […]

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MSU Plants Seeds for New Detroit Future! – 2012

        In July 2012, I attended the kick-off meeting of the MetroFoodPlus cluster at the Michigan State University  Tollgate Center in Novi.  Dr. Rick Foster, the MSU professor who convened the gathering, opened the session by saying, “The question isn’t ‘Should we turn Detroit into the worldwide research and innovation engine for […]

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Our Undervalued Resource: Tap Water – June 2012

 Water Professionals Share Methods to Raise Awareness About Tap Water June 25, 2012 I had the pleasure of attending the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE12) in Dallas, Texas.  The conference was held at the Dallas Convention Center and was very well organized from check-in, to the expo hall, to the moderated […]

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Library Director Asks Patrons to Speak Up – 2012

By David Veselenak – Redford Township Observer – June 21, 2012 What would you like to see from the Redford Township District Library? Increasing user satisfaction is the aim of Library Director Lisa Hoenig’s first strategic plan. “We want to give the township the library it wants and needs. Libraries are very valuable to communities,” […]

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