City of Farmington Hills Serves as a Stop in the National League of Cities Centennial Roadshow

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City of Farmington Hills Serves as a Stop in the  National League of Cities Centennial Roadshow
The City of Farmington Hills was honored to serve as an official stop on the National League of Cities (NLC) Centennial Roadshow: 100 Years, 100 Cities. Part of NLC’s year-long celebration, the initiative marks a century of commitment to advancing local government and advocating for the interests of cities, towns and villages nationwide. The roadshow aims to spotlight the diversity, resilience and transformation of America’s local communities including Farmington Hills.
 
“As one of the largest and most diverse cities in Oakland County, it’s a point of pride to be selected as a stop on the NLC Centennial Roadshow to showcase the City’s transformation from small village into a bustling City with nearly 84,000 community members,” said City of Farmington Hills Council Member Jackie Boleware. “Though the history in Farmington Hills spans centuries, the City was incorporated just over 50 years ago, and support from a legacy organization like the NLC helps City leadership in connecting with resources to benefit every member of this dynamic community.”
 
During the roadshow stop in Farmington Hills on Thursday, May 9, NLC board members and staff met with Mayor Theresa Rich, Council Members Jon Aldred and Jackie Boleware, in addition to members of the City’s administration. The group toured historic sites in and around Heritage Park, highlighting the City’s activation of important heritage sites throughout the City, including the Stables Art Studio, Longacre House and the archery range. NLC representatives presented the City with a commissioned poster commemorating the occasion. The City provided NLC representatives with gift bags that included snacks from small businesses around Farmington Hills to showcase the cultural diversity of the community and the range of the local economy.
 
“It is truly an honor for NLC to visit remarkable municipalities, like the City of Farmington Hills that have made significant contributions to the advancement of local government over the past 100 years,” said Clarence Anthony, CEO and Executive Director of the National League of Cities. “Each of these cities has played a pivotal role in moving our local communities forward and has a unique story that showcases transformative change. As we celebrate and chart a course for the next 100 years of the NLC, I am more excited than ever for the future of cities, towns, and villages and look forward to continuing important work together.”
 
The NLC tour ends later this year in Tampa, Fla., where they will host their annual City Summit conference.
 
For more information about the roadshow or to learn more about NLC’s centennial events or initiatives, visit nlc100.org.
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