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Wednesday, October 3, 2012


11:00 am-12:00 pm

Green Communities

2:00-3:45 pm

Welcoming General Session-Karen Majewski

4:15-5:30 pm

Vendor Breakout Sessions

Your Infrastructure, Your Buildings — For Today and Tomorrow
Living with Health Care Reform and a Look into the Future of Health Care Plans

Health Care Reform Group Medicare Advantage
Office 365 and the Power of the Microsoft Cloud
Placemaking: Something From Nothing

Placemaking: Leaving a Legacy

October 4, 2012


8:00-10:30 am

General Session

Leading Local, Thinking Global - Clarence Anthony
Why Community Design Matters - Chuck Marohn
Creative State MI: The Arts & Creativity as a Strategy for MI Communities - Jennifer Goulet
Civic Engagement - Josh McManus

10:45 am-12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

Civic Engagement
Community Design & Sustainability
Leveraging State Resources to Create Place
Leveraging Resources to Create Place in the City of Portland
Natural Gas Purchasing Program-Minghine
Natural Gas Purchasing Program-Habicivich

1:00-2:15 pm

Breakout Sessions
Creative State MI: The Arts & Creativity as a Strategy for MI Communities
State and Federal Affairs Update

New Drug Update & How Local Officials Can Help
The MI-Place Partnership Initiative

The MI-Place Partnership Initiative II

2:45-4:15 pm





General Session: Both Sides of the Ballot
This November, Michigan voters will decide the fate of Public Act 4— commonly called the Emergency Manager Act of 2011. In fact, we could see several proposals on the November ballot that could have significant impacts on local governments. Is the Michigan Constitution under attack? Are your rights being threatened or preserved? With so much at stake, this important new general session will have speakers give the pros and cons of ballot proposals that could impact local government.

October 5, 2012


8:00-9:15 am

Vendor Breakout Sessions

New State and Federal Cell Tower Laws: Gaining the Revenue Without Regulation Risks
Zoning and Siting of Telecommunications Towers
Local Challenges and Strategies - ppt
Financial Reporting for Local Governments: What Elected Officials Need to Know
Paperless Government

Practical Tips to Manage the Rising Cost of Benefits

9:30-11:00 am

Closing General Session

Making Stone Soup-How to Really Make Collaborative Innovation Happen

11:15 am-12:00 pm

Governance Committee Meeting-Elections Update

1:00-4:00 pm

Post-Convention Workshops

Learning to Lobby: Local Officials' Role in Lansing
Where's the Money? How to Tap into Private Sector Funding for Municipal Projects



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