Prosperity Teams, comprised of community leaders from government, planning commissions, businesses, minority groups, land-based industries (such as agriculture, forestry, or tourism), educators, and more, collaborate on a variety of projects. That might include neighborhood improvement, better access to healthy food choices, attracting new businesses, natural resource conservation, and smart growth planning. Each team has a captain who helps facilitate discussions and activities and serves as the liaison to the Land Policy Institute (LPI) and the Land Use Summit Planning Committee.
At the 2006 and 2007 annual Land Use Summits, Prosperity Teams that attended together received access to valuable resources and tools and were eligible for Prosperity Grants for Planning (up to $5,000) and Implementation (up to $25,000). Current Prosperity Teams can continue to access resources through the LPI website (see relevant links below).
Anyone interested in joining an existing team should review the list of current teams, which contains contact information. Communities interested in building a team, should download the document, How to Build a Prosperity Team, below.
Useful LPI Web Page Links
- Michigan Land & Prosperity Summit
- Hot Topics
- Calendar of Events
- Renewable Energy Program
- Rebuild Michigan
2007 Prosperity Teams
Useful Links for Prosperity Teams:
- How to Build a Prosperity Team
- 2006 Prosperity Team Awards
- 2007 Prosperity Team Awards
- Michigan Jeopardy (A Prosperity Team Icebreaker)
For further information about Prosperity Teams, contact Mary Beth Lake at 517.432.8800 Ext. 104.