Michigan Green Communities is a statewide network of local government and university staff that collaborate with one another, through peer learning and information sharing, to promote innovative solutions and move sustainability initiatives forward at the local, regional, and state level. MGC network members collaboratively learn and share with one another through webinars, monthly newsletters, face-to-face events, and the annual MGC Challenge.
Established in 2009, MGC is a program of the Michigan Municipal League Foundation, made possible through generous funding from the C.S. Mott Foundation, and is a partnership of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), the Michigan Townships Association (MTA) and the Michigan Association of Counties (MAC). MGC is led by a steering committee comprised of local government leaders and representatives from partnering state agencies.
Why Join MGC?
MGC network members include staff and elected or appointed officials from cities, townships, villages, counties, and universities across Michigan. MGC network members enjoy:
- Peer-to-peer learning and networking opportunities
- Shared home-grown best practices
- Participation in the MGC Challenge
- Access to newsletters, webinars, and case studies
Want to get involved? Drop us an email!
MGC’s steering committee includes representatives both from local governments and from partner organizations. The steering committee meets quarterly and is charged with establishing an annual work plan for the network.
- Niles Annelin, Michigan Department of Transportation
- Sandra Diorka, Delhi Township
- Aaron Ferguson, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
- Luke Forrest, Michigan Municipal League
- Tom Frazier, Michigan Townships Association
- Lydia Macklin-Camel, City of Brighton
- Sarah Mullkoff, Michigan Energy Office
- Matthew Naud, City of Ann Arbor
- David Norwood, City of Dearborn (Co-Chair)
- Jeff Spencer, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
- Alison Sutter, City of Grand Rapids
- Christian Wuerth, Village of Milford
- Chris Yonker, City of Ithaca