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MDA's Annual Michigan Downtowns Conference

Early Bird Registration Ends Oct. 16
Partner Roles & Opportunities and a 'Taste' of Downtown 101, 201 and 301
Holland Area Arts Council
The MDA will hold its annual conference in Holland, MI, Oct. 23 and 24, 2014. In this two-day conference learn about the roles and responsibilities of a DDA board, the role of the DDA executive director, basic budgeting and fundraising; the roles of the city/village councils or townships, planning commissions, historic districts commissions and zoning boards of appeal; marketing tips regarding advertising and social media; Michigan's municipalities, Main Streets and Liquor Control Commission; credit unions and financing partners; Housing issues and how to develop properties; working with chambers of commerce and so much more.
Hotel accommodations: City Flats Hotel in Holland has guest rooms set aside for MDA conference attendees. Special room rates starting at $139.00 plus tax. Contact City Flats Hotel by visiting their web site or call Toll Free: 1-866-609-CITY (2489) and tell them the code: MDA1023. Rooms may also be available at Teerman Lofts, 20 East 8th Street in Holland (855-833-7626). Other Holland hotels can be found at

Thank you to our conference sponsors: ITC, MSHDA, MEDC, Main Street Oakland County, Detroit DDA, Lumecon, EJ (East Jordon Ironworks), Michigan Credit Union League, Advia Credit Union, Valley City Sign, Environlogic, Michigan Retailers Association, Van Buren Township. Gibbs Planning Group, Adkinson Need & Allen, Beckett & Raeder, LandUse USA, EZ Bannerz, Downtown Holland, Holland Area Arts Council, New Holland Brewery.

A brochure and registration form is available HERE.
Downtown Holland MI
City Flats Hotel, Holland MI
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