You have probably heard that we are now launching our next 25 years. It’s a huge moment for all of us. I am a guy who loves to reflect on all it has taken to reach this point, and feel the surge of pride and inspiration.
Let’s make local happen. And let’s make it happen from the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula to Luna Pier, on the Ohio Border. Does it feel a bit counterintuitive to say let’s make local happen statewide? We don’t think so.
When I was a college kid at MSU I bought my first flyrod from a guy named Rusty Gates, who owned a lodge and fly shop on the Au Sable River. He was friendly and helped me find the right rod. And I remember him getting serious when I was leaving the shop and making a point to tell me that trout streams were fragile and I needed to join the fight to protect them.
How the Millikens shaped our foundational principles, and memories of the knock at the door that led Keith Schneider to create our predecessor organization, The Michigan Land Use Institute. Plus thoughts from our partners on our 25 years of innovative, local-based solutions for a thriving Michigan!
Local Food Relief Fund success, the launch of the Speaking of Resilience Podcast, the Michigan Climate Action Network Summit goes digital, and the TC Mobility Lab reimagines downtown streets during the pandemic.
Groundwork’s deputy director Jim Bruckbauer received the top 2019 regional award from the international management leadership training organization Vistage.