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Citizen Planner taught me that a proactive approach to public involvement and zoning enforcement is critical to our community.”
--Bill Saunders,
Supervisor, Silver Creek Township, Michigan

Bill Saunders, a Cass County township supervisor and Citizen Planner graduate, discovered the importance of well-informed citizens and the strength of public opinion. His work to involve local residents enabled the development of a local farmland Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) program, parks and recreation board, well-enforced blight ordinance, and waterfront district to establish lakeshore setbacks.


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