Project Service Providers
Resilient Monroe! is a intergovernmental planning project developed by Land Information Access Association (LIAA), a nonprofit community service and planning organization headquartered in Traverse City. Founded 20 years ago to encourage greater civic engagement and public participation community development decisions, LIAA has worked with hundreds of local governments all over the Michigan. LIAA’s planning professionals and technicians are providing most of the services needed for the Resilient Monroe! project including process facilitation, information and technology services, policy options research, and overall document development.
The Michigan Municipal League, Michigan Townships Association and the Michigan Chapter of the American Planning Association are assisting and advising LIAA on this project. These organizations will send staff members for training and technical support. Additionally, Dr. Richard Norton and Dr. Larissa Larson as well as graduate students from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan are providing research services and project evaluation support.
The Monroe County Community Foundation is also supporting this intergovernmental planning effort. Foundation staff members are assisting in coordinating forums for public participation and supporting the efforts of inter-organizational working groups.
Ultimately, the appointed planning commissions for the City of Monroe, Frenchtown Charter Township and Monroe Charter Township are managing and overseeing Resilient Monroe! The planning commissioners will participate in drafting updates and revisions to their respective master plans. The elected leaders of these local governments will make the final decision to accept and adopt any changes or updates to their master plans.