Since taking office in January, the governor has worked closely with the League on a variety of issues. Members heard the latest from the governor himself at Thursday's general session.
The Economics of Place
The League's Executive Director & CEO talked about the importance of “place” as the economic development strategy that will create a positive, dynamic future for Michigan.
Physical Design & Walkability
In 13 years as the Director of Planning & Development for the city of Gahanna, OH, Sadicka White developed five TIF Districts generating over $100 million in investment and resulting in over one million square feet of development. White discussed how good Physical Design & Walkability can create a true sense of place that energizes urban redevelopment.
Dr. Ernesto Sirolli
In two South Dakota counties, a Sirolli Enterprise Facilitation group helped create 58 new businesses, expanded 21 others and created or retained more than 300 jobs in a single decade. Ernesto Sirolli talked about how to nurture the spark of creative Entrepreneurship in your own community.
Back in 2007, a small visionary group lit the fuses of arts, economy and culture to ignite a creative explosion in Chattanooga, TN. Helen Johnson explained how this group's Placemaking efforts are drawing an exciting new breed of creative entrepreneurs to Chattanooga’s urban core, and how to use those same concepts to inspire change here at home.
How do YOU Create a Healthy Downtown?
As a pioneering real estate developer for over 33 years, Peter Allen has remodeled $20 million worth of mostly historic buildings in downtown Ann Arbor and along the North Main riverfront. He has also taught over 3000 U of M students on placemaking at the Ross and Taubman Schools.
Malcolm "Chap" Chapman is a speaker, motivator and facilitator
who delivers an inspiring message about volunteerism, civic engagement, teamwork, and motivation.
Capt. Mark Adamshick
Capt. Mark Adamshick, Ret., PhD,
is a United States Navy TOP GUN graduate who has flown more than 100 combat missions over Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and the former Yugoslavia, and holds a master's degree in public administration.