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Do something awesome at "For the Love of Mt. Pleasant"

October 23, 2013 - A return visit in November by an internationally-known speaker will encourage Mt. Pleasant area residents to make something great happen.

Peter Kageyama, the author of "For the Love of Cities" and the co-founder and producer of the Creative Cities Summit, will visit Mt. Pleasant November 7 and 8. During his visit, he will meet with area young professionals as well as engage all interested community members in a "For the Love of Mt. Pleasant" workshop.

The special session for our community's young professionals will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on November 7 at the Mount Pleasant Brewing Company. Kageyama will talk with participants about what makes Mt. Pleasant unique and what role young leaders can play in moving the community forward.

Kageyama will then lead participants through a morning of idea sharing and action planning at the "For the Love of Mt. Pleasant" workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at the Veterans Memorial Library. This workshop will include a graphic recording and a $500 giveaway to help implement an idea that will make Mt. Pleasant a better place. 

Both of these events are free and open to the public. A total of 50 spots are available for the young professionals session and 150 spots are available for the Friday workshop so pre-registration is required. Those interested in participating can register online at or by contacting Heather Smith at 989-779-5322 or

These events are sponsored by the City of Mt. Pleasant, Central Michigan University Alumni Relations and Central Michigan University University Communications. Additional support has been provided by the Mount Pleasant Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau.

About Peter Kageyama
Author Peter Kageyama looks at what makes cities lovable and what motivates citizens to do extraordinary things for their places. He has travelled the world learning and speaking about issues of local community development, talent, attraction and retention and creative industries development. In Mt. Pleasant, Peter will speak about how we can turn peoples' emotional engagement with their place into tangible action and use that excitement and energy as a much needed community development resource. 
His book, "For the Love of Cities," was recognized by Planetizen as a Top 10 Book for 2012 in urban planning, design and development. Learn more about Peter and his book at