Green Commute Success
New Design Standards for Stormwater
CEP Grant Supports our Community
Macatawa Water Festival
The MACC celebrated it’s 11th year of Green Commute last month during the week of May 13. Throughout the week, individuals from the public tracked their “green-miles” as well as schools, and local businesses. Typically, our yearly goal is to reach 10,000 miles but 2018 exceeded our expectations with over 13,000miles recorded!
It was wonderful to see so many families compete in the school challenge again this year. Kids walked, rode their bikes, rode the bus, or carpooled. The winner was Lakewood Elementary with 77% participation. Well done!
During the week local businesses also compete. Categories are determined by the number of employees and the employer with the highest participation wins! This year, the mini category was won by Velo City Cycles with 50% participation, Collective Idea took first place in the small business bracket with 47.6%. In the medium group, Worksighted took the lead with 23.29% and in the large business category, Holland BPW was victorious with 12.56%.
Seminar August 23, 2018. Questions? Contact Kelly Goward at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Community Enhancement Program Grant Committee awarded $5,000 to support a special musical event promoting arts and culture in the MACC Region, in partnership with the Holland Symphony Orchestra, Ready for School, Lakeshore Disability Network, and Zeeland Recreation Dance Program. Funds were used to purchase 200 bilingual copies of Peter and the Wolf, and underwrite tickets for a family concert on March 25, 2018. The Holland Symphony partnered with Ready for School and Head Start to read the story in classrooms throughout the geographic area. The sold-out concert featured 65 adult musicians playing side by side with 60 students of the Holland Symphony Youth Orchestra. All of the organizations provided information on accessibility and the performance included a sign language interpreter, Beth Magennis. Afterward, each family received a copy of the book and the audience was invited to a reception following the concert to greet all of the musicians and dancers. Response from teachers overwhelmingly positive and the event was considered a success!