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About the conference
The annual Michigan Green Communities conference showcases homegrown best practices through a series of presentations from local government and university representatives from around Michigan. This event is an opportunity for our diverse membership to come together to network and share ideas and resources related to sustainability at the local government level.
This year, the conference presentations will emphasize themes of climate resiliancy and collaboration. The first day will focus on statewide participation and peer-to-peer learning, highlighting examples with Flint projects. Presentation categories including administration and planning, the built environment, economic development, and natural resources.
In the evening of Day 1, there will be an opportunity to network with conference attendees and explore one of downtown Flint's cultural attractions at the conference reception. Day 1 attendees have the option to stay the night and attend Day 2 as observers.** Day 2, hosted by the Great Lakes Adaptation Assessment for Cities (GLAA-C), will be more specifically focused on Imagine Flint master plan and targeted at local and regional stakeholders.
A number of rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express Flint-Campus Area for overnight accomodations on February 24 and 25 at a special rate of *$75 per night.
*Please make a reservation by Monday February 17 to receive this special rate.
*Travel scholarships are available for those who need it. Please contact Paige Shesterkin at email@example.com for more information.
Event parking is located in the Mill Street Parking Deck.
C.S. Mott Foundation
University of Michigan Graham Sustainability Institute | Great Lakes Adaptation Assessment for Cities
University of Michigan-Flint
Michigan Municipal League Foundation
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Michigan Green Communities
Michigan Green Communities is a network of more than 400 local government leaders, the Michigan Municipal League (MML), Michigan Townships Association, Michigan Association of Counties, Michigan Energy Office and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. MGC members include staff and elected or appointed officials from cities, townships, villages, counties, colleges and universities across Michigan. Because few municipalities in Michigan have dedicated sustainability directors, members of the network come from a diverse set of backgrounds, including planning, public works and public administration.