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Midland, Michigan - Going Above and Beyond

Over the years, the City of Midland has been recognized for outstanding customer service, safety, and technological innovations. Likewise, City staff continually prove - both on and off the job - that they are committed to not only our Midland customers, but also to the wider Great Lakes Bay Region (and beyond) through community service.

The City also collaborates with companies and organizations that work to maintain our high-quality of life. Economic development, a safe community, cultural amenities for just about any interest, low cost of living, and more are impacted by our efforts to make Midland a great place to live, work, and play.

As described in the YouTube video at right, we hope to spotlight the many ways in which your City government and its employees are working to enhance Midland. Come back to this site often to learn about new ways* your city is going above and beyond, in service to the community.

*Achievements listed in chronological order since the beginning of 2014.  For awards from previous years, click on links at left.

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MIDLAND THIRD IN STATE FOR DIVERSITY  (April 11, 2014)  Movoto rated Midland third out of 100 Michigan communities studied for their diversity in age, race, education, and income. Read on.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE LAUDED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE  (March 21, 2014)  Midland Parks and Recreation's Beautification Advisory Committee received the Community Service Award from the Michigan Recreation and Park Association for providing outstanding support to public recreation and park programs in their community. Click here for details.

CITY AWARDED FOR WORK WITH LEGISLATIVE ISSUES  (March 19, 2014)  The Michigan Municipal League has recognized the City of Midland with its annual Outstanding Service Award.  The City was praised for going above and beyond to facilitate discussions with key legislators on a threat to eliminate the federal tax exemption on municipal bonds.  The MML indicated the City’s efforts had a direct impact on the fiscal health of cities across the country. Click here for details.

MIDLAND LISTED AMONG TOP 50 SAFEST CITIES IN MICHIGAN  (March 3, 2014)  Midland has once again been recogized for its low crime rates - this time, in our home state. SafeWise, a security resource service, ranked Midland as the 14th safest city in Michigan. Cities were rated according to 2012 FBI crime statistics. Find out more.

MIDLAND GREAT CITY FOR MIDDLE CLASS (February 26, 2014)  CNNMoney recognized Midland County as a community where the middle class thrives. The recognition was given to only eight communities across the U.S., and was determined based on unemployment numbers, affordability of housing, income levels, safety of the community, and more. Read more about it.

COMMUNITY NAMED ONE OF 100 SAFEST CITIES IN U.S. (January 2014)  For the second year in a row, Midland was named one of America's top 100 safest communities. The designation comes from NeighborhoodScout, a national neighborhood search engine that studies statistics to determine the best places to live, run a business, go to school, or find amenities that fit your needs and interests. The 100 safest list is based on the total number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Click here for details.