Advocacy Alert

The Michigan legislature returns to session on September 7th. Upon their return, the legislature will enter what is commonly known as the “lame duck” session. House Bill 5232 and Senate Bill 720, the legislation which amends the local historic district act, can be voted on until session has ended for the year. We must remain vigilant by contacting your legislators indicating your continued opposition for the legislation. Please contact your legislators both in the House and Senate via email, phone or written note. You can find your legislators contact information by visiting and .



To spread information regarding the programs, events, and news of the Michigan Historic Preservation Network, as well as about the preservation activities of MHPN partners across the State of Michigan and nationally.

Committee Responsibilities:

The Committee assists the board in developing the annual work plan.  In addition to the tasks unique to each year’s work plan, the committee and its leadership shall cover the following tasks:

The Committee Chair or a Co-Chair:

  • Carries out the editor roles for the MHPN published materials, including the Network News newsletter (three-times annually in winter, summer, and fall), the monthly email blast; and the Annual Report.
  • In each case, assigns and/or writes articles, arranges for appropriate graphics, and oversees the editing process.
  • As appropriate, works with the Membership Committee to obtain mailing/e-mail information.
  • With regard to printed materials and perhaps through a designee, works with the printer to establish printing, mailing, and invoicing requirements.

Committee Members:

  • Write, design, and publish the tri-annual newsletter, monthly email blast, and annual report working closely with the editor/Chair or Co-Chair.
  • Work to prepare, distribute, and complete follow-up with the press and other media contacts for each of the press releases.
  • Develop materials for and maintain the MHPN web site.

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