Uncork Paw Paw ~ A Village to Discover: Friendly, Familiar, Nearby

Paw Paw is located in the heart of Michigan’s wine country and home to St. Julian Winery, Michigan’s oldest, largest and most awarded winery. This family-owned winery, founded by Mariano Meconi in 1921, is nestled in the picturesque fruit-growing region of Michigan and features wines, brandies, vodkas and more. But, there is more! Residents and visitors alike enjoy a full-service community with its own electric, water and sanitary sewer utilities, full-time police department, a joint fire department, and over 100 acres of park land. Village Hall is one of 4 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Fine dining at small town prices attracts locals and visitors alike. For a small town (3,363 pop.), Paw Paw is blessed with a number of culinary trained and certified chefs owning and operating their own dining establishments. Needless to say the food is great, the service is terrific, the ambience is outstanding, and the experiences are memorable. Lodging is available for everyone from choice hotels to rustic cottages. Paw Paw meets the new economy needs by providing broadband fiber optic service to each property. Wireless service is also available. Located on the route connecting Detroit and Chicago, I-94, Paw Paw is only minutes away from Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, and Grand Rapids. More than 114,300 households within 30 minutes of Paw Paw power a large consumer demand. Terrific schools and unique ‘third-places’ make Paw Paw a great place. In the center of town is beautiful Maple Lake. A lakefront amphitheater hosts many concerts and events. Local merchants anchor a quaint downtown shopping district. Paw Paw has a dynamic DDA and Chamber of Commerce who hosted more than 2 dozen new business opening last year! There are several great annual events in Paw Paw, but the Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival is the premier 3-day event for the whole family. Paw Paw’s an idyllic setting for millennials, those raising a family, or those relaxing through retirement.

Why Locate Your Family or Your Business in the Village

Wondering why you might want to locate your family or your business in the Village of Paw Paw?  Wonder no more. Click here.

 

Paw Paw Wins State and National Water Award

The Village of Paw Paw won a 2010 national award recognizing the Village's effort to educate its citizens about the need to protect their drinking water which comes from ground wells. The Village won for its "Exemplary Efforts in Environmental Protection". The National Rural Water Association selected the Village of Paw Paw for the award over its other 28,000 members nationally. The Village had won the 2009 Michigan Rural Water Association's award for similar efforts. Read the nomination by clicking here. Read the local press story by clicking here.


Paw Paw's Dashboard & Citizen's Guide

Financial data on the Village of Paw Paw is available online. To view the data please click on the link at the end of this paragraph. Once you are on that page, click on the word "municipalities" in the top bar. When that page comes up, type in "Village of Paw Paw" in the search bar and click on search. That will bring you to the Village of Paw Paw data page. Thank you for taking the time to review this information. To access this data, click here.

The Traffic Crash Purchasing System (TCPS)

The Traffic Crash Purchasing System (TCPS) offers traffic crash reports, provided by all Michigan law enforccd in a traffic crash, to obtain a copy of the crash report for claims processing. TCPS provides a convenient way to obtain the crash report, without leaving home.
Traffic Crash Purchasing System (TCPS)


Shared Services Study

In 2011, the Village of Paw Paw participated in a study to see what opportunities for sharing services might exist with other governmental units and agencies. The goal of the study was to determine opportunities to reduce costs, increase efficiencies or reduce duplication of services. All of which may save, or at least slow the cost of providing those services to our community and others in Van Buren County. The study was funded by a grant and participating local communities. The study found there are several opportunities which may: 1) Lead to lower costs of delivering certain services; 2) Lead to better efficiency in delivering certain services; or 3) Lead to less duplication of effort. To see the Final Report click here.


Community Policing Detailed

The Village of Paw Paw has implemented a Community Policing program in the Village of Paw Paw. See the presentation made by Police Chief Eric Marshall and Village Manager Larry Nielsen by clicking here.


 

 



 

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