MGROW Honored at Sustainability Symposium


Erin Campbell, Senior Planner for Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, presents MGROW board members with a MMPGS award. Pictured (from left) are board members Lou Gedvilas and Gloria Miller, Treasurer Dave Drullinger, Maria Habba, Executive Assistant, TCRPC, and event emcee Nathan Triplett, Mayor, City of East Lansing.

Erin Campbell, Senior Planner for Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, presents MGROW board members with a MMPGS award. Pictured (from left) are board members Lou Gedvilas and Gloria Miller, Treasurer Dave Drullinger, Maria Habba, Executive Assistant, TCRPC, and event emcee Nathan Triplett, Mayor, City of East Lansing.

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission held its Sustainability Symposium on January 22, 2015, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Delta Township. Approximately 100 participants attended, and MGROW was one of the participating organizations that received an award.

The Symposium was held as a “graduation ceremony” for the Mid-Michigan Program for Greater Sustainability (MMPGS) grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Sustainable Communities program, which wrapped up at the end of 2014.

Presenters highlighted the many program accomplishments of projects in housing, energy, environmental protection, and transportation planning and sustainability communications. These projects were accomplished during the three-year duration of the grant in Clinton, Ingham, and Eaton Counties.

MGROW was honored “for outstanding performance and lasting contribution to the MMPGS in the establishment of the ‘Pollution Isn’t Pretty’ campaign, the development of the Middle Grand River Heritage Water Trail, and Reforestation Guidebooks.”MGROW_Award_350w

It was a great opportunity to see what useful tools are now available and to celebrate the region’s assets and sustainability accomplishments. MGROW is excited to be part of the Tri-County area’s sustainable future!