Apr 2, 2014

Governing Leadership Forum: Michigan 2014


The Governing Michigan Leadership Forum brings thought leaders from Governing's award-winning editorial team, Michigan state and local government, and around the nation to you.

Governing's Michigan Leadership Forum will feature interactive discussions on the topics most important to Michigan. Interact with your peers and hear from experts on best practices and innovative solutions on the issues that matter to you.
The day will focus on the important topics such as:

  • Data Sharing and Technology
  • Economic Development and Job Creation
  • Energy (state energy portfolios, renewable energy, sustainability, smart grid systems)
  • Finance / Pensions / Budget
  • Government Operations
  • Health and Human Services
  • Infrastructure (water, transportation, buildings, etc.)
  • People / Human Capital / Workforce Strategy


Keynote Speakers:


Closing Keynote

Colin Woodard headshot"American Nations" - The Power of Regionalism over State and Local Politics

Colin Woodard, Author and Journalist, State and National Affairs Writer for the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram

Award-winning journalist and author of "American Nations," Colin Woodard will discuss the true fault lines along which our country's distinct identities, ideological divisions and cultural characteristics have developed and how they continue to shape regional and local politics today. Understanding what lies behind the polarization of American politics and honoring the idiosyncrasies in culture and history may help reconcile regional tensions and advance the collaboration needed to resolve the challenges at hand.


Registration Information

Please note: online registration is now closed. Please register for this event on-site. Thank you.

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration – Free

If you represent a Private Sector organization and are interested in attending the Event, please contact Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager (916) 932-1435.


Contact Us

For registration and general assistance contact:

Molly Felix, Registration Coordinator
Phone:  (916) 932-1313

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Heather Earney, Sales Operations Manager
Phone:  (916) 932-1435