Meeting Brief: April 16, 2024 Kalamazoo County Committee of the Whole Meeting

The Board reviewed the 2023 Parks and Expo Center annual report, as well as an in-depth presentation about the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program

By Kenjji Jumanne Marshall

Here are the highlights from the April 16, 2024 Kalamazoo County Committee of the Whole meeting. The Board reviewed the 2023 Parks and Expo Center annual report. For 2023 the Expo Center hosted 121 events with 275,000 visitors contributing 14 million in visitor spending, reserving 15,000 hotel room stays, raising local commerce by 12% for local retail businesses. Events like the UKC Premier Nationals Dog Show and the Grand Rapids Comic Con – now held in Kalamazoo – will continue to bring the world to Kalamazoo as we ready the community for more event spaces. Lean and Green Michigan visited with an in-depth presentation about joining their Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program which offers incentives for property owners developing energy, water efficiency and renewable energy and the newly added hazard management category. Watch LIVE gavel to gavel coverage of local municipal meetings online, on demand, or on local cable channels.

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