A Community Public Forum & Tourism Assessment Results

Who should attend:
Residents, business owners, elected officials, organizations, educators, families and students.

What is First Impressions: It is an assessment designed to help communities learn about their strengths and weaknesses through the eyes of the first time visitor. Recently, the city of Marlette was successful in applying for the First Impressions program offered by Michigan State University Extension. During the summer of 2017, four tourists visited unannounced. The results of their visit will be shared during this evening forum. Community leaders will be present to listen to suggestions and guide next steps.

When: Monday, Sept. 25, 2017

Where: Marlette Elementary School Media Center, 6230 Euclid Street, Marlette, MI 48453

Time: 5:30 pm doors open. Program starts promptly at 6:00 pm.

This event is FREE.  Refreshments served.

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Registration for Marlette First Impressions: Assessing your Community for Tourism is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on September 24, 2017.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For additional information information contact Corey Schmidt at Marlette City Hall 989-635-7451 or Bonnie Wichtner-Zoia at 989-345-0692 or zoiay@msu.edu.