2012 MICHIGAN LAND & PROSPERITY SUMMIT AGENDA
Friday, April 20, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823
WKAR and the School of Journalism filmed a portion of the morning session of the Summit, as well as interviewed some of the speakers. A portion of this video aired during the student-produced newscast “Focal Point” on the WKAR-World Channel on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Coverage is coming soon.
Continental Breakfast & Registration – Informal Networking
Welcome and Overview - BIG 10 C
Dr. Scott Witter, Interim Director, Land Policy Institute (LPI); and Director, School of Planning, Design and Construction, Michigan State University (MSU)
Rob Collier, President, Council of Michigan Foundations
Video: Excerpt from Episode on Michigan Places
The Bright Side, a nonprofit television show produced by CEDAM (Community Economic Development Association of Michigan)
“Just Growth: Linking Inclusion and Prosperity to Accelerate Regional Growth”
Dr. Manuel Pastor, Professor of Geography and American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California (USC); Director, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity; and Founding Director, Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community at the University of California (Santa Cruz); Co-Author of “This Could Be the Start of Something Big: How Social Movements for Regional Equity are Reshaping Metropolitan America” (Presentation)
To help set the stage for the Summit, Dr. Pastor will offer new insights into the relationship between equality, environmental sustainability, and economic growth—as well as highlight the major demographic shifts underway, the challenges these shifts present, and the evolving role of leadership in ensuring that all populations have equitable access to opportunities.
Prosperity Leaders: Jump-Starting Michigan (Prosperity “Speed Dating”)
This exciting plenary session—framed in the popular fast-moving “speed-dating” format—will draw on the common strategies called for in reinventing Michigan. To provide a snapshot of some of the compelling model efforts underway that are using such strategies, leaders from across the public and private sectors, regions and interests will briefly share how they are helping to jump-start Michigan.
Tremaine Phillips, Chief Program Officer, Prima Civita (presentation)
James van Ravensway, Instructor, School of Planning, Design
and Construction, MSU (presentation)
Jennifer Goulet, President and CEO, ArtServe (presentation)
Moderator: Rob Collier, President, Council of Michigan Foundations
Throughout the day, brief videos will be shared highlighting what is special about Michigan's people, places and progress.
Video: Sleeping Bear Dunes Voted 'Most Beautiful Place in America‘
Broadcast August 2011, Good Morning America Show, ABC News
Moving Michigan Forward
Continuation of the fast-moving (“Speed Dating”) plenary described above.
Rachel Kuntzsch, President, Kuntzsch Business Services, Inc.; and Executive Director, Heart of the Lakes Center for Land Conservation Policy (presentation)
Harvey Hollins, III, Director, Michigan Office of Urban and Metropolitan Initiatives (presentation)
Arnold Weinfeld, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League (presentation)
Jeremy Orr, Organizer, Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy and Action in the Community (presentation)
Dr. Barb Fails, Associate Professor, Rural Entrepreneurship; Associate Director of Entrepreneurial Communities, LPI; and Interim Director, Entrepreneurship Network, MSU (presentation)
12: 45 p.m.
Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Placemaking Update
Gary Heidel, Executive Director, MSHDA
Land and Prosperity Leadership Award
Making Connections: Digging Deeper – Breakout I (Prosperity “First Dates”)
Building on the morning session (and moving from Speed Dating to First Dates!) interactive breakout sessions will be offered relating to moving Michigan forward in the following theme areas: arts and culture, innovation/ entrepreneurship, partnerships for protection, place-based strategies, transportation, and urban/metropolitan strategies.
“Session Sparkers” (Thought, Academic and Best Practice leaders) from across Michigan will join the Speed Daters featured in the morning session in describing their strategies for moving the state forward, including what contributed to their success and barriers that impeded them. Then, in each session, attendees will have the opportunity to engage these speakers in targeted dialog.
Arts and Culture: Building a Sense of Community – Michigamme Room (Lower Level)
- Jennifer Goulet, President and CEO, ArtServe
- Laura Delind, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Social Science, MSU (presentation)
- Liz Smigelski, Coordinator, Art in the Loft (presentation)
- Catherine Creamer, Executive Director, ArtPrize (presentation)
- Moderator: John Warbach, Associate Director, Faculty Research Development, Land Policy Institute
Innovation/Entrepreneurship: Key Strategies for Engaging Communities – Room 107
- David Ivan, Extension Specialist, Greening Michigan Institute, MSU Extension (presentation)
- Andy Lofgren, Executive Director, Newaygo County Economic Development Office(presentation)
- Diane Patrick, Owner, Land and Sea Marine Sales; Commissioner, Mackinac County; and St. Ignace and Les Cheneaux Team Member, LPI Creating Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) Network (presentation)
- Heather Rivard, Manager, Owosso Main Street; Co-Creator, CommonPlace Owosso/Corunna (presentation)
- Moderator: Dr. Barb Fails, Associate Professor, Rural Entrepreneurship; Associate Director of Entrepreneurial Communities, LPI; and Interim Director, Entrepreneurship Network, MSU (presentation)
Partnering for Prosperity and Preservation: Models of Success – Room 103A
- Rachel Kuntzsch, President, Kuntzsch Business Services, Inc.; and Executive Director, Heart of the Lakes Center for Land Conservation Policy
- Ramona Venegas, Outdoor Recreation Planner, U.S. Forest Service
- Todd Kalish, Fisheries Biologist, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
- Moderator: Becky Ewing, Program Officer, Rotary Charities of Traverse City
- Moderator: Tim Ervin, Interim Executive Director, Alliance for Economic Success
Place-Based Strategies: Economic Development Meets Placemaking – Room 101
- Susan Pigg, Executive Director, Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (presentation)
- James van Ravensway, Instructor, School of Planning, Design
and Construction, MSU
- Arnold Weinfeld, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
- Dennis Stachewicz, Jr., Director of Planning and Community Development, City of Marquette (presentation)
- Moderator: Tyler Borowy, Research Coordinator, Land Policy Institute (presentation)
Transportation: Moving People and Making Change – Conf. Room 61 (Lower Level)
- Jeremy Orr, Organizer, Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy and Action in the Community
- Dave Bulkowski, Executive Director, Disability Advocates of Kent County (presentation)
- Moderator: Andrea Brown, Executive Director, Michigan Association of Planning
Urban/Metropolitan Agenda: Key Strategies for the Next Economy – Room 103B
- Harvey Hollins, III, Director, Michigan Office of Urban and Metropolitan Initiatives
- Julie Metty Bennett, Vice President of Environment, Public Sector Consultants (presentation)
- Tremaine Phillips, Chief Program Officer, Prima Civitas
- Moderator: Sam Passmore, Program Director, C.S. Mott Foundation
Making Connections: Digging Deeper – Breakout II
Breakout sessions repeated.
Bringing It All Together
Closing Remarks: Dave Egner, President and CEO, Hudson-Webber Foundation
The Lights Are On in Michigan