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Mason Public Schools and City of Mason Collaboration Finalist for Community Excellence Award

Monday, September 9, 2019  
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The partnership model between Mason Public Schools (MPS) and the City of Mason to share space with City Hall is being recognized as a model for success through the Michigan Municipal League’s prestigious Community Excellence Awards.

After a year of sharing space, it has been evident that both organizations are collaborating more than ever before and this model was one to deem a success. The project was submitted to Michigan Municipal League for the Community Excellence Awards in May. Submitted projects have to fit into one of five categories, civic engagement, innovative delivery of services, place-making, redevelopment and the category for this submission, intergovernmental cooperation.

A panel of judges ranked the 17 submitted projects, and the public weighed in via online voting. Final scores were based on the judges’ rankings (75%) and online votes (25%). A total of nearly 10,000 online votes were tallied to decide the final four submissions.

Along with three other finalists, the Mason partnership will now go on to the next phase of the competition, which is a presentation at the Michigan Municipal League’s Annual Conference in September. The overall winner will be determined after presentations are made at the league conference this fall.

“This project demonstrates true local cooperation and has already realized many new opportunities for collaboration,” said Ronald Drzewicki, Ed.S., Mason Public Schools Superintendent. “Better utilization of City Hall has maximized space and reduced overhead costs, all while ensuring more tax dollars serve the residents of Mason and the students of Mason Public Schools.”

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