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Recreational Authority Feasibility Study for Marquette

LIAA worked with the City of Marquette, Marquette Charter Township and Chocolay Charter Township in Michigan's Upper Peninsula to determine the feasibility and potential creation of a new multi-jurisdictional recreational authority.

To provide for parks and adequate levels of services, local governments must invest in both infrastructure and personnel. However, local governments throughout Michigan are encountering unprecedented financial constraints. Squeezed between falling revenue and increasing costs, local governments are looking at ways consolidate services and share parks and recreation programs.

LIAA works with communities as they start thinking collectively about ways to pursue inter-jurisdictional cooperation and collaboration in providing for community-wide parks and recreation services. We have guided and facilitated joint recreation efforts around the state, helping to develop joint recreation plans and establish joint recreational authorities. 

In this project, the City of Marquette, Marquette Charter Township and Chocolay Charter Township sought to determine the feasibility and potential creation of a new multi-jurisdictional recreational authority.

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