Starting in October, LIAA will begin releasing episodes of its new "Welcome To" podcast, hosted by Community Planner Zach Vega. Each episode will feature guests with a range of innovative ideas and research to help inform local decision-making processes, with an emphasis on Michigan. Stay tuned for the first episodes, which will cover the following topics:
- Episode 1: Mary Reilly and Brad Neumann, MSUExtension – Recreational Marijuana and Climate Change
- Episode 2: Dr. Rex LaMore, Michigan State University – Domicology: Rethinking the Life Cycle of Structures
- Episode 3: Dr. Noah Durst, Michigan State University – Innovative Ways Low-Income Individuals Acquire Housing
- Episode 4: Coleman Yoakum, Micah 6 Community – On the Ground Neighborhood Revitalization in Pontiac
UPDATE: Find the latest episodes here: liaa.org/podcast
Last month, LIAA helped the Village of Suttons Bay launch a new website. For many years, the Village's web presence was on Leelanau County's website, a site LIAA had helped set up as part of the Information Technology for Intergovernmental Cooperation project many years ago. However, the Village wanted its own identity, so asked LIAA to help.
We designed a new website. They liked the identity we created for that so much that they also asked us to make the graphic into a formal logo they could use everyday. We imported as much content from the County's website into the Village's new website as possible, then provided editor training.
It took some time, but the Village now has a vibrant online presence all its own. Visit Suttons Bay online at https://www.suttonsbayvillage.org.