LaFave Receives “Spark Plug Award” for Community Development

Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Spark Plug Award Winners.
Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Spark Plug Award Winners.  LaFave-second from the right.

Bob LaFave, PhD graduate student in the Environmental and Energy Policy program and Village Manager for the Village of L’Anse, was awarded the “Spark Plug Award for Community Development” on February 12th at the annual Spark Plug Awards Dinner hosted by the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance, Keweenaw Young Professionals, and the MTEC SmartZone.

LaFave, village manager since 2008, has worked to bring in $21 million in projects to the Village including water and sewer infrastructure projects, road improvements, replacement of the Falls River bridge, and WiFi service within the Village.