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GOVERNING Michigan: A Leadership Forum – 2012

Jun. 7, 2012 | Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capital | Lansing, MI



The GOVERNING Michigan Leadership Forum Brings thought leaders from GOVERNING's award-winning editorial team, Michigan and around the nation to you.

The day is designed to be interactive, and will include sessions on some of the most important challenges facing Michigan.

The forum will feature a highly interactive format and an agenda created in partnership with the Advisory Board. Learn from your peers in different agencies and jurisdictions, hear from thought leaders and industry experts chosen for their knowledge of the challenges of your region.

Morning Keynote:
The Honorable Rick Snyder, Governor, State of Michigan

Rick Snyder is a political newcomer and a proven reformer. He has demonstrated a collaborative, creative approach to delivering efficient and effective government. In this opening conversation, you will hear how Michigan is undergoing a “culture change” that focuses on results rather than taking credit or placing blame. He will discuss Michigan’s blueprint for once again becoming a national leader in innovation and success.




Lunch Keynote:

Alan  Ehrenhalt, Author, The Great Inversion

Alan Ehrenhalt believes that American cities are undergoing fundamental shifts, with the wealthy moving to the city center, and immigrants and poor settling on the periphery. Our cities are becoming more like European cities and like those that have existed in the western world for most of the last millennium. What does this mean for creating strong communities today? How does this shift impact community planning, economic development, transit plans, and other important aspects of building sustainable cities?



Join us for in-depth discussions on:
- Livable communities and economic development
- Government finance
- High performance government
- Health and human service innovations
- Transportation and infrastructure


The program has been created in partnership with Michigan state and local government leaders.


  • John Nixon, CPA
  • State Budget Director, Department of Technology, Management and Budget, State of Michigan

  • Phil Bertolini
  • Deputy County Executive/Chief Information Officer, Oakland County, Michigan

  • Dan Rainey
  • Director, Information Technology, City of Ann Arbor, Michigan





Sponsorship Opportunities are Available:

For more information, contact:
Erin Waters, Publisher


For conference registration and general assistance contact:

Shayna Mayen, Registration Coordinator
Phone: (800) 917-7732 ext. 1314 or (916) 932-1314



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