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Your Water, Your Voice: Drinking Water Summit - Grand Rapids

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L.V. Eberhard Center

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301 Fulton Street West

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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What’s your water agenda?

At this interactive session, you will hear from experts and leaders about the state of Michigan’s drinking water and how to care for our drinking water quality going forward.

Then it's YOUR turn to sound off, straight to state leaders!

After the panels, there will be a Citizen Sound Off. This facilitated dialogue is your chance to weigh in on the ideas shared and how YOU think the state’s drinking water should be managed.

Your opinions will inform the Center for Michigan's Citizen Water Agenda, a report on resident water priorities delivered to every state-level elected leader!

Keep an eye out for additional participant announcements for each panel.


PANEL 1 - Preparing our Water Infrastructure for the Next Century

Moderator: John Bebow, CEO of the Center for Michigan

Participants:

  • Ken Yonker, Kent County Drain Commissioner & former Republican State Representative

  • Don Petrovich, Superintendent of Water Treatment, Plainfield Township

  • Pat Staskiewicz, Incoming Director, Michigan Section American Water Works Association


PANEL 2 - Straight to the Source: How do we protect our waters from PFAS and other contaminants?

Moderator: Riley Beggin, Capitol Watchdog at Bridge Magazine

Participants:

  • Senator Winnie Brinks, (D-Grand Rapids), 29th District State Representative

  • Robert Delaney, Superfund Specialist at the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

  • Steve Sliver, Executive Director, Michigan PFAS Action Response - Team Kent County

Tickets are available at no charge. Doors open at 5 PM and a light dinner will be provided.

This event is a part of the Center for Michgian’s "Your Water, Your Voice" campaign. We are on the road this from September to mid-November, hosting dozens of town halls statewide with local partners to hear directly from Michiagnders. To learn more about this campaign, please visit BridgeMI.com/YourWater.


ABOUT THE CENTER:

The Center for Michigan, Bridge Magazine’s publisher, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “citizenship company” that works to magnify Michiganders voices straight to Lansing. And your voices are being heard! Legislators have made major changes in response to citizen sentiment collected in our campaigns, from the nation’s largest preschool expansion to decreased business taxes and corrections spending to deeper investment in the state’s famed Pure Michigan campaign.

To learn more about the Center for Michigan and our decade of citizen engagement campaigns and past Citizen’s Agendas, please visit https://thecenterformichigan.net/public-engagement. For a full list of the Center for Michigan and Bridge Magazine’s funders, please visit bridgemi.com/about.

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