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Planning and Economic Development

Awards & Distinctions

As a team of professionals dedicated to finding the most innovative and effective solutions to community issues, we have received numerous awards:

Detroit Regional Chamber, Macomb County Honored For Collaborative Automotive Awareness Project

Michigan Israel Business Bridge Ambassador Awards

This awards dinner honors those who have made significant contributions toward building bridges between Michigan and Israel.
At this event, the Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development was honored as an economic development partner. (2016)

Michigan Works! Association

"Prosperity Award" to Tech-Line Automation and Michigan Works! in Macomb County (2015)

Keep Michigan Beautiful

“President’s Plaque” (2013)

National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards

“MADCAT: Michigan Automotive and Defense Cyber Awareness Team” (2018)

“Macomb County Public Art Map and Database” (2018)

"Urban Forestry Partnership Strengthens Community Economic Vitality with Trees" (2017)

"Coordinated Effort Introduces a New Generation to Careers in Manufacturing" (2015)

“Integrated Marketing Campaign Builds Resident Pride/Attracts Newcomers” (2014)

“Business Incubator Launched in Collaboration with Local City and University” (2012)

“Banding Together for Katrina Relief” (2006)

“Economic Development Enhanced by Effective Networking” (2006)

“Intergovernmental Cooperation Expedites Farmland Preservation” (2006)

“County Develops New Funding Source Through Public Outreach” (2005)

“Macomb Planning Coordinates 27 Communities in a Countywide Trail Planning Process” (2005)

Michigan Economic Developers Association

Best website: (2014)

Best website: (2006)

Macomb County Farm Bureau

Distinguished Service Award (2006)

Michigan Association of Planners

“Outstanding Planning Project – Macomb County Trailways Master Plan(2005)

Macomb County Sheriff’s Office

“Civilian Recognition Award” to Graphics Technician Rachael Lisecki (2005)

Staff Involvement

Six Rivers Land Conservancy

Program Manager Gerry Santoro serves as a board member. 

Women in Defense - MI Chapter

Deputy Director Vicky Rad has been elected president of the Board of Directors. (2016)