Grand Ledge: Not your typical small town

By Melissa Delekta
Grand Ledge Gazette staff writer

GRAND LEDGE – When Mayor Kalmin Smith and his wife moved in 1996 from Okemos to Grand Ledge, they were looking for a small town feel. They found exactly what suited their style, and so have many others. Small town government

“Although Okemos is a fine community with a good school system and many amenities, it just never seemed like home to us,” Smith said of his former hometown. “We love living in Grand Ledge which has all the positive benefits of small town living yet is close to the state capitol and a major university,” Smith said. When they came to Grand Ledge Smith jumped into the local politics as a member of the Downtown Development authority.