Congratulations to our colleagues at the Troy Public Library! After several years of cuts and threatened closures by city council, previous failed millage votes, and a dire economic situation, Troy voters passed a dedicated library millage of .7 mills annually for five years on August 2. This new dedicated millage means that TPL will not close, and will allow them to maintain library services to their community at state-mandated levels. Troy is a great community that deserves a great library. Everyone at Canton Public Library sends our best as the TPL board and staff work over the next several months to rebuild TPL. Congratulations!
Some of southeast Michigan's youngest elected officials - including Plymouth Library Board Trustee Eric Bacynski - want their generation to be champions for change in their communities. The "You-Go-Lead" Young Government Leaders Symposium provides information and guidance for college students, recent graduates and people under 35 who are interested in running for local or state elected office or in getting appointed to local boards and commissions. The symposium will be at UM-Dearborn on Friday, March 26 from 12:15-4:30. Free registration at www.umd.umich.edu/iflg or contact Kelly Young-Raymore at (313) 436-9179.