(LANSING, Mich.) -- State officials are encouraging cities across Michigan to work to become more vibrant. And on Thursday, the state announced Rodney Stokes has been appointed as the state's point man to assist cities in this endeavor.
Stokes will serve as Governor Rick Snyder's special adviser for city "placemaking." hHs duties will include working with cities on projects such as ensuring the availability of quality green space and enhancing recreational opportunities.
"Michigan's cities are brimming with unique natural and man-made assets that can be cultivated in ways which attract families and visitors, retain talented workers, encourage investment and enhance our overall quality of life," Snyder said in a statement. "Rodney has the talent and experience to make that happen. His expertise in the areas of natural resources, outdoor recreation, policy development and civic engagement make him well suited to partner with cities in these efforts."
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