Michigan Municipal League Review Magazine September/October 2023
GENERAL SESSIONS From Conflict to Conversation With Matt Lehrman, Co-founder of Social Prosperity Partners
EDUCATIONAL TOURS • Downtown Traverse City Walking Tour (Future Planning on Foot) SOLD OUT! • Meaningful Experiences for All on Our Great Lakes at Discovery Center and Pier • Immerse Yourself in the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park • History and Innovation at the Grand Traverse Commons • Commongrounds Co-op Tour WORKSHOPS • Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. Is the Answer, a film by A.J. Ali • Empowering Your Community to Act on Justice40 • Council-Manager Relations • Human Trafficking • ART-ificial Intelligence and Your Community
Amidst unprecedented disruption and uncertainty, there’s never been a more necessary time for civic leaders to learn new ways to bring people together to tackle their communities’ most complex and sensitive issues. Reconnecting to Our Sense of Place With Peter Kageyama, Author, Hunters Point, For the Love of Cities REVISITED and Love Where You Live Bottom-up community development and grass roots engagement strategies activate and pull together the amazing people who make change happen. Embracing Regional Character in the Mitten State: TED Talk Style With local and state business and philanthropic leaders Bob Sutherland, President and Founder, Cherry Republic; Josh Stoltz, Executive Director, Grow Benzie; and Sakura Takano, CEO, Rotary Charities Leaders who are changing the regions they work in discuss investing in small communities, addressing human and social needs, and how
Northern Michigan has branded itself as a tourist destination through agribusiness.
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Traverse City is the perfect place to begin imagining how regional character could be the key to success for your next community project. Get the inside scoop on how Michigan communities can take advantage of everything from changing seasons and industries to tourism trends for the benefit of everyone in the community—all while staying true to their community's unique character.
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