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Revitalizing Jackson's Main Street: A Conversation with Patrice Frey & Bill...

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Grand River Brewery

117 West Louis Glick Highway

Jackson, MI 49201

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The American Conservative, Jackson Anchor Initiative, and JTV present an evening conversation with Patrice Frey and Bill Kauffman on revitalizing Jackson's Main Street.

Revitalizing a historic Main Street is part art, part science. Come join us for a conversation at Grand River Brewery to hear two national experts, combined with a panel of local business leaders, cast a vision for urban renewal in downtown Jackson!

Cocktail Reception: 6:00-7:00pm

Lectures and Panel Discussion with local buisness leaders: 7:00-8:30pm

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Patrice Frey is President and CEO of the National Main Street Center, where she oversees the Center’s work, offering technical assistance, research, advocacy, and education and training opportunities for Main Street’s network of approximately 1,100 communities. The National Main Street Center is a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and has participated in the renewal of more than 2,000 older commercial districts during its 30-year history.

She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's program in historic preservation, where she received a master's degree in preservation planning and a certificate in real estate design and development through the Penn School of Design and Wharton Business School.

Bill Kauffman is a columnist for The American Conservative and the author of eleven books, among them Dispatches from the Muckdog Gazette, which won the 2003 national "Sense of Place" award from Writers & Books. His writings have appeared in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, The American Scholar, and the Spectator. He is also one of the founding editors of Front Porch Republic.

Bill is a graduate of Batavia (NY) High School and the University of Rochester. He has worked as a Legislative Assistant to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and as an editor for several magazines and book publishers.

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Dr. Patrick Burtch began his stint as Jackson's City Manager in 2012. Prior, he served as the city's Deputy City Manager from May 2011 to his current appointment in August 2012. Patrick received his BA in Political Science from the University of Toledo in 1986, his Masters of Public Administration from the University of Toledo in 1988, and his Doctorate of Philosophy in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University in June 2011.

Scott McIntosh is the Vice President of Tax of CMS Energy Corporation and Consumers Energy Company. He was elected to this position in 2015. McIntosh is responsible for the tax department, including regulatory issues, domestic tax matters, and acquisitions and divestitures. McIntosh is a certified public accountant (CPA). He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Michigan State University, and a master's degree in taxation from Golden Gate University.

We'd like to thank our sponsor, the Bradshaw-Knight Foundation, for their generous support of this event!

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