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Treasury's 2019 Local Government Summit

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The Michigan Department of Treasury's 2019 Local Government Summit

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You're invited to Treasury's 2019 Local Government Summit!

This conference will give you the opportunity to network with other local government leaders, hear from experts from across the Midwest, and learn about additional resources and programs available to your local government.

The conference is oriented toward board members, chief financial officers/business managers, mayors, supervisors, presidents, city or village managers, and other executive office representatives.

Treasury's 2019 Local Government Summit will take place on Monday, September 16th from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lansing Center. The registration deadline is Friday, September 6th, 2019, and the summit is free of charge. Lunch and a snack will be provided.

Due to limited space, local governments and organizations may be limited to two attendees.

Hotel Information:

A hotel block at a discounted rate is reserved at the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol. There is a skywalk connecting the hotel to the Lansing Center for your convenience. The promotional code "MDT019" is available for the nights of Sunday, September 15th and Monday, September 16th. The discounted rate using the promotional code is $85.00/night. Please book by Monday, August 26th to receive the discount.

Contact Us:

We are excited to host this conference and are looking forward to seeing you in September! Please contact Veronica Miller with any questions at 517-241-1765 or millerv10@michigan.gov.

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9:00 am - Welcome Greeting

Speaker: Joyce Parker, Deputy State Treasurer of State and Local Government Finance, Michigan Department of Treasury

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9:30 am - Panel: Creating a Vision for Your Local Government

Sharing a community’s vision for change, community growth, and the need for financial support can be difficult to articulate. Learn tools other local governments have utilized to strategically identify, develop, communicate, and execute their goals.

Moderator: Rod Taylor, Administrator, Michigan Department of Treasury

Speakers: Mandy Grewal, Supervisor, Pittsfield Charter Township

Curtis Holt, City Manager, City of Wyoming

Lisa Nocerini, City Manager, City of Wayne

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10:35 am - Breakout Session One:

Good Governance: Communicating Critical Issues to Challenging Audiences

Ineffective communication can interrupt even the most favorable plan. Acquire the skills and tools necessary to effectively communicate the unfamiliar and redirect the misinformed.

Speaker: Susan Radwan, CEO, Leading Edge Mentoring

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Budgeting: Making Your Goals a Reality

There are many regulatory aspects that must go into a budget, but what can you add to your budget to make it more than just a required document? This session will focus on the development of systematic budget plans to help your local government meet its goals.

Speakers: Marcus Peccia, City Manager, City of Cadillac

Brian Reed, Township Manager, Delta Charter Township

Alan Vanderberg, County Administrator, Ottawa County

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Michigan State University Extension: A Closer Look at Legacy Costs and Local Actions in the Wake of Public Act 202 of 2017

Legacy costs have imposed challenges for local governments in Michigan. This presentation outlines the scope of underfunded pension and OPEB liabilities in Michigan and summarizes the prior and future actions local governments take to address this issue. We analyze the trends and patterns of these actions and discuss their policy implications.

Speakers: Eric Scorsone, Assoc. Professor & Director, MSU Ext. for State & Local Government Policy

Shu Wang, Assistant Professor, MSU, Dept. of Agricultural, Food, & Economic Resources

Samantha Zinnes, Law Fellow, MSU Ext. for State & Local Government Policy

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11:25 am - Break

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11:40 am - Breakout Session Two:

State Grants Available to Local Governments

Explore various grants available to your local government with the DNR, EGLE, MDOT and the MEDC.

Speakers: DNR – Dan Lord, Grants Management Section Manager

DNR – Jon Mayes, Recreational Grants Unit Manager

EGLE – Jon Doyle, Financial Analyst

MDOT – Cathy Sampselle, Grant Coordinator

MEDC – Sarah Rainero, Regional Director, Community Assistance Team

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Developing Regional Collaborations to Support Affordable Community Housing

Join MSHDA and Housing Next for an opportunity to learn what other local governments across the state are doing to secure affordable housing in their communities.

Speakers: Housing Next, Ryan Kilpatrick, Executive Director

Gary Heidel, Acting Executive Director, MSHDA

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Supporting Women in Local Government

Whether you are a woman aspiring to advance your career in local government or an existing leader poised to mentor tomorrow’s leading women, this panel offers insights for all into roles in achieving gender balance in the local government management profession.

Speakers: Rebecca Fleury, City Manager, Battle Creek

Emily Kieliszewski, Membership Engagement Specialist, MML

Dr. Sheryl Mitchell, City Administrator, Lathrup Village

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12:30 pm - Lunch & Networking

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1:10 pm - Keynote: Building a More Prosperous Michigan

Speaker: Lou Glazer, President, Michigan Future, Inc.

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2:00 pm - Breakout Session Three:

Effective Blight Removal to Spark Community Redevelopment

Join leading researchers and the Michigan Land Bank to hear about how targeted blight removal can spark community redevelopment.

Speakers: Andrew Miller, Ohio State University

Evelyn Ravuri, Saginaw Valley State University

Michigan Lank Bank

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Standard & Poor’s (S&P): Overview of Local Government Credit Rating Analysis

How is my local government evaluated to determine our credit rating? What can I do to improve our rating? Join S&P Credit Analyst John Sauter to learn how credit ratings are determined, including details on how pension and OPEB liabilities effect credit ratings.

Speaker: John Sauter, Director, U.S. Public Finance, S&P Global Ratings

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Non-Traditional Innovations to Economic Development

Learn about the unique strategies the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is using to retain and attract business in the region.

Speakers: Bob Trezise, President & CEO, LEAP

Keith Lambert, Vice President of Business Attraction, LEAP

Tony Willis, Vice President, New Economy Division, President, PROTO Accelerator, LEAP

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2:50 pm - Afternoon Break

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3:10 pm - Panel: Personal Property Tax Reimbursements

Join Treasury and local government officials for a discussion on personal property taxes.

Moderator: Chris Hackbarth, Director of State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League

Speakers: David Keenan, Assistant City Manager, City of Midland

Carrie Kolka, State Administrative Manager, Michigan Department of Treasury

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4:10 pm - Closing Remarks

Speaker: Rod Taylor, Administrator, Michigan Department of Treasury

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